30 magical pictures of abandoned places: prepare to have your breath taken away

30 amazing pictures of abandoned places: get ready to be stunned

Abandoned places have always fascinated me. They seem to exist in a kind of suspended dreamworld left behind after the people who used to inhabit them left. They’re mysterious and they make me to wonder about what might have happened back when these places were full of life.

Scroll down to see 30 abandoned places that will get your imagination going, and don’t forget to share this article on Facebook so that more people can see these magical pictures!

1. Nature has taken back this house in Norway.

The woods in the cabin, Norway. Photo by Europe Trotter.

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2. You can see thousands of stars through the open roof of this abandoned building in Spain.

3. In southern Namibia in Africa, sand has quietly taken over the rooms in this house.

Invasion of the Sand Dunes in Southern Namibia, Africa | Photo by Marsel Van Oosten

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4. These stairs on Oahu, Hawaii seem to lead to heaven.

Stairway To Heaven, Oahu, Hawaii ? by @migueltoralba

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5. Now, this greenhouse is truly green.

A magnificent greenhouse, fallen into disrepair. Photo by @mgness.

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6. This abandoned bug came to the end of the road on Lagoon Beach in South Africa.

An abandoned bug in Lagoon Beach, Milnerton, South Africa. Photo by @craighowes.

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7. This Ferris wheel seems to be all that’s left of an amusement park in Ukraine.

An abandoned Ferris wheel in Pripyat, Ukraine. Photo by David de Rueda.

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8. This majestic Buddha is in harmony with nature and elements.

Leshang Giant Buddha, Sichuan, China | Photo by @felecool via our friends @earthpix #HappyHalloween everyone! ?

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9. It’s hard to believe that a tunnel like this could be found in Paris. But somehow, the greenery has swallowed the railroad and stone walls.

Abandoned train tunnel, Paris. Photo by Wikipedia Commins user, Myrabella.

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10. This train still looks futuristic long after it reached its final destination.

A train at an abandoned monorail station platform. Photo by Lusker 41, @urbexadventures.

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11. No one goes dancing at this Austrian nightclub anymore.

This nightclub in Austria suffered extensive damage after a fire broke out, leading to its abandonment | Photo by Matthias Haiker

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12. This deserted French church is still a peaceful haven.

Abandoned church in France. Photo by El Vagus.

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13. A deserted castle in Belgium.

Light beams cut through the dust at a chateau in Belgium. Photo by @forgottenheritage.

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14. This church was left to the plants and animals. What amazing windows!

Nature taking back a church. Photo by Quentin Chabrot.

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15. This house was probably quite luxurious once upon a time.

An abandoned house in the countryside. Photo by Kleiner Hobbit.

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16. The ancient city of Angkor Wat in Cambodia.

Roots winding throughout the Ta Prohm temple at the ancient city of Angkor in Cambodia. Photo by Alessandro Vannucci.

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17. A small powerhouse nestled on a cliff in Crystal, Colorado. 

The Crystal Mill is an abandoned powerhouse in Crystal, Colorado. © The Denver City Page

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18. An old well used in ceremonies in Sintra, Portugal.

Initiation Well in Sintra, Portugal. Photo by @matthias_haker

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19. The Yellow Brick Road at an abandoned Wizard of Oz amusement park in North Carolina.

"Yellow Brick Road" from an #Abandoned Wizard Of Oz theme park in North Carolina

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20. It’s been a few years since any princes or princesses have lived in this Polish castle.

The overgrown ruins of Kopice Castle, Poland. Photo by DARKstyle Pictures.

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21. Nature has re-taken this deserted fishing village next to the Yangtze River in China.

22. This photo is otherworldly enough, so I can’t imagine what it would be like to visit this shipwreck.

Shipwreck of the The Giannis D in the Red Sea. Photo by Scuba Paul.

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23. The light that flows in through the dome of this old chapel still creates a magical aura.

Sunlight pour through cracks in the dome of a derelict chapel. Photo by @leon.beu.

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24. Ducks and geese live a regal life at this little castle in Portugal.

An old mossy castle that houses ducks and geese in Sintra, Portugal. Photo by James Mills.

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25. This used to be a mental hospital. Now, it’s an unforgettably beautiful abandoned building.

An overcast day at an abandoned asylum. Photo by Mark "Taken-By-Me."

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26. The benches in this church in Detroit are no longer filled with worshipers.

Abandoned Church, Detroit Photography by @panog

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27. This wreck in Baltray, Ireland is in the advanced stages of disintegration.

The Baltray shipwreck, Louth, Ireland. Photo by Eddy White.

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28. The SS American Star struck ground in Fuerteventura, Canary Islands in 1994.

Wreck of the SS America on the coast of Fuerteventura, Canary Islands | Photo by Pedro López Batista

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29. This deserted house in Nova Scotia, Canada perfectly matches its environment.

Abandoned Yellow House in Nova Scotia. Photo by @maddenvallis

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30. This abandoned hotel in San Antonio del Tequendama, Columbia still offers a great view of the falls.

Abandoned Hotel del Salto – San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia.

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These places look like they’ve been taken from story books, but they actually exist in the real world. Unbelievable!