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17 Amazing Photographs of Abandoned Places

Top places you should see before they die... or at least disappear

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Macassar Pavillon, Western Cape, South Africa

Built as a tourist destination, the Macassar Beach Pavilion was one of Cape Town's most popular summertime destinations.

Due to a series of financial mishaps, the resort is left decaying in ruin. Sand dunes have overrun much of the area and what is left of the beach pavilion is faded and chipped paint.

Once prominent gazebo, water slides, and swimming pools now cast strange shadows, providing a unique backdrop for visiting photographers.

This ghost town of a beach can be accessed through a 30 minute drive from Cape Town, in the Western Cape.

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