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17 Amazing Photographs of Abandoned Places

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

Maunsell Sea & Air Forts in the U.K. (Howard Kingsnorth/Corbis)

In a world that is full of overcrowding and overpopulation, it's hard to believe that there are places that, once populated, now sit unoccupied. Whether it be abandonment due to war, economic collapse or disaster, these locations offer a look into a place where time stopped. Once thriving locations are now modern day ruins, sitting in decay. 

Take a journey to 17 abandoned places throughout the world.

Plymouth, Montserrat

In 1995, the capital city of Plymouth on the island of Montserrat was evacuated due to an impending volcanic eruption. In 1997, the volcano erupted burying the city in 40 feet of ash. An exclusion zone was created, eliminating access to over one half of the island and banning residents from coming back.


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