There are numerous structures around us, each revealing something about its period and society. You’ve come to the perfect location if you’re a traveler, an urban walker, or someone who enjoys discovering intriguing pieces of architecture. Today, we’ve gathered some images of fascinating, strange, and magnificent locations and objects from across the world.
The Facebook page ‘Abandoned Beauties’ features amazing photographs of abandoned structures and objects. In the gallery below, you can see some of their greatest posts.
#1 House in the Russian Republic of Karelia that has been abandoned
#2 Somewhere in Italy, there is an abandoned library
#3 Soviet Ekranoplan Md-160 “Lun” Class
#4 Redmond, Washington, D.C.’s Abandoned Tree House 400 Yo Yew Tree In Muckross Abbey, Ireland
#5 Polar Bears on Kolyuchin Island at an abandoned Soviet weather station
#6 In Germany, an abandoned castle
#7 Somewhere in Portugal, there is an old mansion
#8 Somewhere in Portugal, there is an old mansion
#9 In Rarden, Ohio, USA, an abandoned Victorian home has been dramatically restored
“Lafayette Taylor, who made his fortune mining sandstone and milling timber in the Rarden region, constructed it in 1900” Rarden’s population is just 159 people. “The top photo was shot in1973, while the lower photo was taken in 2013.”
#10 Scotland’s Dunalastair CastleDunalastair Castle
#11 House in South Tyrol, Italy, that has been abandoned
#12 In Taiwan, there is an abandoned railway
#13 In Russia, the factory is located next to a marble quarry, from which stone extraction began as early as 1768
“The quarry marble was then destined for the construction of St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg” Since then, the factory’s turbulent history has unfolded. After losing governmental orders, the business manufactured ornamental stone chips, lime, and gravel at various times. The owners changed often, and for a period it was even rented by the Finns, hence marble from this quarry may be seen in the façade of various Finnish structures.
The first furnaces for burning marble and extracting lime were installed here in 1895. The stone was blown up and then broken into little bits with sledgehammers. The marble was hoisted onto winches with trolleys and then moved to the furnaces by hand.
The firm began specializing in manufacturing ornamental crushed stone and lime in 1960. Crushed stone was used to embellish buildings throughout the Soviet Union, while communal farms employed lime to lime soils.
The kilns were decommissioned with the arrival of the 1990s, and in the early 2000s, on the site of the former quarry, which had been transformed into a picturesque turquoise lake, the Gorny Park was established, which has since become one of the most popular tourist destinations in northwestern Russia. The same kilns have persisted near the park, and the site has now been cleaned and progressively beautified, with plans to develop a full-fledged tourism facility and tie it to the park.”
#14 Hidden Among The Hills Is A Decaying Neo-Gothic Turret – Italy
#15 A deserted library
#16 Castle De Leuhan, France, abandoned
#17 In Italy, an abandoned castle
#18 Packard 90 Eight-Door Open Top Tour Bus, 1941
#19 In Scotland, an abandoned castle from the 14th century
#20 Glasgow’s Lennox Hospital