Amazing Abandoned Photographs From All That Is Interesting

40 Chillingly Beautiful Abandoned Photographs

Looking at abandoned photographs, we are reminded of how quickly paint cracks and peels, and we, too, grow old and fade away. To view an abandoned space is to acknowledge the existential emptiness that defines us and yet drives us to fill it with the company of others, a good book, and a handful of living, breathing memories. In this series of abandoned photographs, time is presented as the ultimate source of authority: it weathers trains, sinks stadiums, and causes castles to crumble. The pictorial message is chilling yet also somewhat liberating; here are 40 of the most evocative abandoned photographs:

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The Death Of A Village

Abandoned Russian Village Karelia

Hotly contested by first the Swedes and then the Russians and Finnish, the Karelia seen today serves as an architectural reminder of the inevitable toll that war and nationalism takes on a community.

Colombia’s Haunted Hotel

Colombia's Haunted Hotel Del Salto

Just southwest of Bogotá is Hotel del Salto, a once-luxurious establishment frequented by wealthy wanderlust-ers. Over the years, though, nearby river contamination led many of these travelers to cleaner water, thus leaving del Salto to fall into a state of disrepair. As the decrepit spot eventually became a popular place to commit suicide, many speculate that the dilapidated building is now haunted and has become famed as Colombia’s haunted hotel.

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An Awe-Inducing Abandoned Lighthouse

Abandoned Lighthouse

Source: Reddit, http://www.reddit.com/r/AbandonedPorn/comments/13t680/abandoned_lighthouse_flintshireuk_1024_x_724/

Within the Point of Ayr, the northernmost point of Wales, rests an ancient and spectral site. Erected in 1776, the Trinity lighthouse is known for both its timeless beauty and for the ghosts that allegedly inhabit it.