45 Beautiful Photos of Abandoned Places

Every building that exists has a story to tell, some more than others. This is especially true when it comes to abandoned buildings. When you encounter one, a variety of emotions are evoked, usually that of curiosity, melancholy and/or nostalgia. Questions such as ‘who made it?’ and ‘how long has it been here?’ start appearing in your mind.

In this post, we’ve gathered 45 beautiful photos of abandoned places from around the world. Whether from accidents, wars, money or just simple abandonment, each one has its own history that will surely keep you intrigued.

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Namie, Fukushima, Japan

Image Source: Damir Sagolj

Namie, Fukushima
Ryugyong Hotel, Pyongyang, North Korea

Image Source: Timur

Ryugyong Hotel
Tanque Verde Guest Ranch, Tucson, Arizona, USA

Image Source: Ethan Kahn

Tanque Verde Guest Ranch
Domino Sugar Factory, Brooklyn, New York City, USA

Image Source: Tom Harrison

Domino Sugar Factory
Michigan Building, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Image Source: Bob Jagendorf

Michigan Building
Bannerman Castle, Pollopel Island, New York, USA

Image Source: ArtificialOwl

Bannerman Castle
Buzludzha Monument, Bulgaria

Image Source: KamrenB

Buzludzha Monument
Hashima Island, Nagasaki, Japan

Image Source: Jordy Meow

Hashima Island
Miranda Castle, Celles, Belgium

Image Source: P. J. L. Laurens

Miranda Castle
Chambre de Commerce, Antwerp, Belgium

Image Source: Saul

Chambre de Commerce
Denbigh Asylum, Denbighshire, Wales

Image Source: Jo Conchie

Denbigh Asylum
Pripyat, Ukraine

Image Source: Timm Suess

Pripyat Swimming Pool
New World Shopping Mall, Bangkok, Thailand

Image Source: Jesse Rockwell

New World Shopping Mall
Barnes Hospital, Cheadle, Greater Manchester, England

Image Source: Mike Peel

Barnes Hospital
City Hall Subway, New York City, New York, USA

Image Source: openingintro

City Hall Subway
Michigan Central Station, Detroit, Michigan, USA

(Image Source: Albert Duce

Michigan Central Station
Yekaterinburg TV Tower, Yekaterinburg, Russia

Image Source: Kuriositas

Yekaterinburg TV Tower
Red Sea Star Bar, Eilat, Israel

Image Source: Distaplia

Red Sea Star Bar
Wonderland, Chenzhuang Village, China

Image Source: David Gray

Spreepark, Berlin, Germany

Image Source: Jan Bommes

Sathorn Unique, Bankok, Thailand

Image Source: IMP1

Aldwych Tube Station, London, England

Image Source: David Jones

Aldwych Tube Station
Book Tower, Detroit, Michigan

Image Source: Albert Duce

Book Tower
Baker Hotel, Mineral Wells, Texas

Image Source: Festino114

Baker Hotel
Mos Espa Set, Tunisia

Image Source: Iñaki Martínez de Marigorta Díaz

Mos Esla Tunisia
Oradour-sur-Glane, Limousin, France

Image Source: Dna-Dennis

Canfranc International Railway Station, Canfranc, Spain

Image Source: Wikimedia

Six Flags New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

Image Source: Kim Hill

Six Flags New Orleans
Sanzhi UFO Houses, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Image Source: Chao-Wei Juan

Sanzhi UFO Houses
Kolmanskop, Namibia

Image Source: Damien du Toit

Dayton Arcade, Dayton, Ohio

(Image Source: vistavision

Dayton Mall
Grande Ballroom, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Image Source: Albert Duce

Grande Ballroom
Mid Wales Hospital, Talgarth, Wales

Image Source: True British Metal

Mid Wales Hospital
Camelot Theme Park, Lancashire, England

Image Source: True British Metal

Camelot Theme Park
St George’s County Asylum, Strafford, England

Image Source: True British Metal

St George's County Asylum
Orpheum Theatre, New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA

Image Source: Marc N. Belanger

Orpheum Theatre New Bedford
Battersea Power Station, London, England

Image Source: Alberto Pascual

Battersea Power Station
Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital, Beelitz, Brandenburg, Germany

Image Source: Doris Antony

Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital
Czestochowa Train Depot, Czestochowa, Poland

Image Source: Mircea Tătuc

Czestochowa Train Depot
Nara Dreamland, Nara, Japan

Image Source: Jordy Meow

Nara Dreamland
Abandoned City By The Yangtze River, China

(Image Source: cindyt7070

Yangtze River Abandoned City
Abandoned Buildings Along Route 66, USA

Image Source: Andrew Yang

Route 66
Starlite Music Theatre, Latham, New York

Image Source: Sébastien Barré

Starlite Music Theatre
The Holy Cross Campus of Pius XII Youth and Family Services, Rhinebeck, New York, USA

Image Source: Sébastien Barré

Holy Cross Campus
Nicosla International Airport, Cyprus

Image Source: Neil Hall

Nicosla International Airport