More than a hundred years ago, railroad worker Zakaris Leval found glittering pebbles - diamonds on the banks of the River Orange (Africa), and began to think about how precious rocks got there. It turned out that the diamonds brought by the wind blowing from the Namib desert - people, naturally, did not take long to wait, and in a matter of months in the middle of uninhabited sands a beautiful city grew - Kolmanskop. And everything would be fine, only reserves of diamonds quickly ran out, and people tired of the drought, high temperatures and sandstorms began to leave it. So Kolmanskop gradually turned into a ghost town, where the streets and houses are almost completely covered with sand. On the one hand, it is a depressing, terrifying sight, and on the other - a unique open-air museum.
Nara Dreamland is an abandoned amusement park in Japan, built in 1961 near the city of the same name.This park was supposed to become a Japanese Disneyland: for example, it also built a railway depot, Sleeping Beauty castle and famous roller coaster; there were also own sights - figures of anime characters Ran-chan and Dori-chan. However, in 2006, the park was closed due to tax problems and, in the end, abandoned.
This is a forgotten ship, located in Homebush Bay on the south bank of the Parramatta River, near the Australian Sydney. During World War II, SS Ayrfield, built to transport coal in 1911 in the United Kingdom and reaching 80 meters in length, was used by the American forces as an ammunition transporter. It is not known how this happened, but the ship was abandoned, as a result, today it represents something like a large artificial island.
Not far from the Chinese capital, there is another abandoned amusement park: its construction began in 1998, and it was assumed that Wonderland would become the largest entertainment center in Asia, but due to financial problems, the construction was soon “frozen”.We returned to it only in 2008, but, alas, the crisis struck again, and as a result, almost 50 hectares occupied the unfinished castle of the princess and fabulous houses.
In the only high-mountainous national park of Germany “Berchtesgaden”, covering an area of over 210 km2 and included in the UNESCO heritage, a flimsy fishing hut “lurked” in the middle of the lake. It fits so well into the local virgin natural landscape that it is difficult to imagine that this house was created by human hands.
The Dutch island is an island in the Chesapeake Bay (North America), where people once lived, but today is absolutely deserted. The first inhabitants settled on it in the 1600s, and by the middle of the 19th century, the island was densely populated by peasants and fishermen, and by the beginning of the 20th century there were about 70 houses and 360 inhabitants, there were own schools the church and even the baseball team. However, soon strong winds began to destroy buildings - the islanders were forced to move to the "mainland". And, finally, in 1918, the last family left the island, and in 2010 the last building built on the Dutch island collapsed as early as 1888.
This is a popular tourist route, which runs along the Ayverah Peninsula (Kerry County, Ireland), 166 km long. Travelers love these picturesque places for a reason: amazing natural and cultural objects can be found along the way, including Ross Castle, Macross House, Derrinen’s house and Daniel O'Connell’s house, Killarney lakes, Tork Falls, Black Valley, Blue Pool and many others. . There are bus and horseback excursions along the Kerry trail, but you can only experience the magnificence of these places during a walk.
The Black Forest is a mountain range in the south-west of Germany, famous for its dense, almost impassable forests; for a long time people avoided these places, until in the Middle Ages monks took up their development. The ministers of the church began to gradually cut down the Black Forest and build monasteries, many of which still function today, but there are also abandoned abbeys, such as, for example, this 15th-century monastery.