It's hard to believe, but it is estimated that up to 95 percent of the Earth's land mass has been modified by humans in some way. With 17 of them rated as highly impactful (nature), there is no doubt that as a species we have long left a permanent mark on the world.
But (Mother Nature) fights off (Human skeletons) that are not well maintained, they will inevitably begin to disintegrate, and the trees will begin to come to life, and the animals that have been cleared of (their natural habitat), by building will slowly emerge with this in mind. Take a trip around the world to visit the amazing, dark memories of the past as we look at 15 places nature has restored.
15: Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture, abandoned metro line in Paris (France)
Center , which translates to "the smaller railway belt". It was a circular road built in Paris in the 1850s and 1860s, which formed a complete circle around the city of Parisه and connected the main railway stations and became one of the first railway passengers in the world, taking workers to where they wanted to be, and was the main mode of transportation in the city.
In 1900 the Porte Maillot - Porte de Vincennes line was opened in the Paris metro; Line 1, as it became known, was the first of 10 lines to be opened by 1920.
By that time, the number of passengers on the Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture had fallen to less than 10 million and continued to decline in subsequent years until it became an "abandoned place". Discussions about replacing the line with a bus service began on Boulevard Mariecho, the ring road around (City of Paris) constructed after the demolition of the city's fortifications.
The Chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture was finally closed to passengers in April 1934. It remained open for some domestic shipping. But as the years went by, piece after piece of the railway fell into disuse even (it became a deserted and scary place). The last section still runs between Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est and is used as a diversion route.
Today, some of the line has been redesigned to be (a city park). More sections are scheduled to be redeveloped as gardens in the coming years. The line is still visible in some areas of Paris.
Location: Paris, France 🇫🇷
14: Ta Prohm Temple, a battle between nature and architecture in the jungle Krung Siem Reap (Cambodia)
"TA PROHM has been seriously preserved from its construction in 1186 to the present day, and would merely be a footnote to the greater Angkor Wat. But while men were not spending time in the CambHAD TA PROHModian forest, it was devoured by silk and cotton fig trees rooted in stones." Loosen Temple), which was built entirely without mortar.
Built at the height of the Khmer Empire by Jayavarman VII as a Buddhist monastery and learning center, Ta Prohm (known as Rajavihara at the time) features a traditional Khmer structure consisting of a series of progressively smaller enclosures, the largest of which is about 1,000 by 650 metres. The sanctuary is centered around the massive, soaring stone face of Prajnaparamita, the embodiment of wisdom, whose features are modeled after those of the king's mother.
When French archaeologists rediscovered Angkor in the early 1900s, all the temples became overgrown - but none were as spectacular as Ta Prohm. However, while excavating and restoring other temples, archaeologists had to ensure that the (giant tree roots) that surrounded Pta Prohm would not further (deteriorate the structure) or make visiting it dangerous. Although Ta Prohm may look like an 'unrestricted nature', the look of neglect is very meticulously preserved.
Ta Prohm's popularity has skyrocketed in recent years along with the rest of the Angkor complex, but especially because of his appearance in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Be sure to check out the controversial Ta Prohm dinosaur - a corner of the Ta Prohm temple with its strange story. Among the other (natural factors) that contributed to the increase in the popularity of Ta Prohm was its inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1992.
Location: Krung Siem Reap, Cambodia 🇰🇭
Abandoned: fifteenth century
13: San Juan Barranjaricotero, Lava Buried Church, Mexican Village (Mexico)
On February 20, 1943, a new dangerous volcano began to rise from the earth's interior, then slowly erupted and destroyed two villages in lava (volcanic and ash).
It is said that when Paricutin erupted, church bells (San Juan Barrangaricotero) danced two miles away. The bells rang, the earth shocked with the force of nature, and the lava began to flow. It took an entire year for the lava to reach and the rocks of the cemetery walls around this chapel melted, but the lava finally flowed over the graves, leaving the church tower and altar intact.
The Paricutin volcano continued to erupt for another eight years, but the chapel held out for everything. Fortunately, the townspeople were evacuated long before the lava reached the town, and no one was killed. Soon they began building a new church - (Nuevo San Juan Parajaricotero) - in an area nearby that was not affected by the natural eruption.
Today, the original San Juan Barrangaricotero church still stands, halfway buried in hard lava rocks, with a massive cinder cone of Parícutin looming in the background. All that remains of the village. Climbing over the (volcanic rocks) to see the church that survived the natural disaster has become a tourist experience and a major source of income for the area.
Location: Mexico 🇲🇽
12: Surreal abandoned shopping center in Bangkok tilapia house (Thailand)
Before the spread of the Internet, the only way to buy the things we needed, or wanted was to go to a store that sold the item, and this led to a boom especially in the nineties in the establishment of huge shopping centers to house multiple stores close to each other in Bangkok Thailand; The New World Shopping Center was one of the largest and most famous of the malls, but an inspection in 1997 found that there were serious flaws and how it was built, so it was forced to close it, leaving it standing there without any maintenance.
Things got worse two years later when a fire broke out in the store and the roof collapsed now open to the elements The mall started filling it with a large pool of stagnant water. Fresh water hoping to eat some bugs, what they haven't bargained for is how well this works, and there are now thousands of tilapia.
If fish used to swim in the mall's pond, venturing past abandoned shops and rusty escalators, it's now so popular that it supports local businesses selling fish food to visitors who want to go there to the mall, and have a chance to feed the inhabitants of an underground lake.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand 🇹🇭
11: Robjerg Knud Lighthouse (Denmark)
Robjerg Knud Lighthouse (Danish) Construction began in 1899 and completed the following year when the torch was first lit. A nude (Hobart Lighthouse) on the North Sea coast in the Danish municipality of Høren, has become an integral part of the originally built local shipping routes. On a cliff at an altitude of 200 feet or 60 meters above sea level.
The shifting sands on the beach and coastal erosion are serious factors in the region. The coast is eroding an average of 1.5 meters per year, which can be clearly seen in the nearby Meroube Church (Robiergue Knud Lighthouse). The church was built in 1250, and was originally one kilometer from the coast, but was dismantled in 2008 so as not to fall into the sea.
The lighthouse stopped working in 1968, for several years; The buildings are used as a museum and café now, but due to the quicksand caused them to be abandoned in 2002. In 2009, the smaller buildings were damaged by the pressure of the sand on the beach and were later removed.
It is expected that the (Robierg Knud Lighthouse) will fall into the sea by 2023; However, the lighthouse’s relocation work began on August 14, 2019, and on October 22, 2019, the 23-meter-high, 720-tonne, 70-meter-high lighthouse was moved internally on specially built rails. The cost of the move was $0.79 million, and was paid by the Hjørring Council with government funding. This move is expected to secure the future of the ancient Roberge Knud lighthouse at least until around 2060.
Location: Denmark 🇩🇰
10: Abandoned plant-covered Kawa Minami Basin, Saga (Japan)
The Kawa Minami Shipyard, located in Imari Port, Saga Prefecture, Japan, was opened; It was originally as a glass factory that processed imported raw materials, then shipped them across the country during World War II.
But it was taken over by the "Kawamunami Industrial" company; The company that used it to build ships and weapons When the war ended, military production in the country was closed. Rather than being repurposed, which was hardly a priority, as Japan began rebuilding the plant, it was left deserted and soon fell into disrepair, trapped by:
- fertile land
- Strong winds blowing from across the ocean.
It was (the environment ideal for nature) to begin restoring the site, and when the concrete structure began to crumble, it was replaced by the green space it is today, serving as a monument to the wartime industry. But also how anything that we build temporarily, is actually a place where thousands of people once worked and was the center of a port, now looks almost like I'm a monument as you'd expect to find in a dense forest.
Location: Japan 🇯🇵
9: Mount Moriah Historic Cemetery, Philadelphia (Pennsylvania)
Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania First established in 1855, Mount Moriah Cemetery in Philadelphia has become the largest in the state, covering an area of 200 acres, and was the final resting place of more than 15,000 people, and unlike other cemeteries allowed to be buried for any individual The community of their race, religion or background has been in use for over 150 years.
But in 2011, after the death of the only member of the board of directors, he was forced to close without management, and no one took responsibility for his maintenance of the building soon.
It began to fall into disrepair, and was exacerbated when people began to use it to landfill, illegally, and without anyone taking care of the plants and trees and nature, it multiplied with plants; Despite efforts by some to return the site to its former glory.
Proved to be simply too big to be explained and now on the verge of being a lost cause, it remains a simply amazing place, it can be said that the cemetery is under the control of nature, and the cemetery is covered with greenery,
It became a popular place for urban explorers, who, while fighting through the bushes, would encounter numerous statues and memorials of fallen soldiers.
Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
8: Hồ Thuỷ Tiên tx. Hương Thủy,(Vietnam)
The Ho Thuy Tien Water Park opened in Vietnam in 2004, with a price tag of about $3 million, and opened its doors to tourists from around the world, when only a small part was completed. Funded by Hue Tourism, the initial results turned out to be a bad business move; But, in a very strange turn of events, since its closure, the park has provided the Vietnam tourism industry in Hue an informal blessing they had not expected before.
At the height of (Ho Thuy Tien), a large number of adults and children alike were magnetically attracted:-
- The giant dragon aquarium featured in the garden, consisting of three floors.
- Rising from the lake in the center of the park, manta rays and sharks line the walls of the interior staircase, designed to resemble a dragon's rib cage.
- On all sides of the dragon's guts were aquariums filled with live fish and crocodiles. These crocodiles later rival the dragon as the stars of the abandoned garden as well.
Even as an influx of enthusiastic amusement park-loving residents flock to Ho Thuy Tien (Ho Thuy Tien), drawn by the promise of cool water and good times, something was wrong. In just a few years, the business continued to run into problems.
After its closure, he planned to revive the park from its financial troubles by turning it into an eco-nature park that was spread all over the local Hue media as recently as 2013. Instead, plans to revitalize died in the company's mind, leaving the park to become a legendary destination for travelers to the park. aquatic.
Located ten kilometers outside the city (Ho Thuy Tien), it is now located in a kind of inter-worlds purgatory. When business was booming, the park was an easy-to-find destination, listed in guidebooks; No longer so, (Ho Thuy Tien) now—whether justified or not—a sort of Medal of Honor among travelers, whose coordinates are passed on from each other by word of mouth, though easily accessible from Google. The park is located eight kilometers from the city, and is not exactly easy to get to, but once there, visitors may be surprised to find a semi-guard installed at the gate to collect the "entrance" to the site. Sometimes there is a refreshment cart running inside the deserted garden.
The sight of a giant dragon claiming its lake became even more impressive for its dilapidated state. The deserted amphitheater where hundreds of spectators watched the shows before the fun died out is spooky as expected, the three remaining water slides soar through the crawling woods, and the ghost of abandoned crocodiles alive by visiting backpackers still looms large. Fortunately, this pathetic issue appears to have been resolved in recent months, after repeated calls to the WWF and PETA, until the Vietnamese government finally moved them to a proper wildlife park. However, it seems best to avoid all water in the garden for sanitation reasons and the possibility of chomping.
Location: Vietnam 🇻🇳
7: Asbestos contamination in the country of Whitnum and its management, (Australia)
The country of Whitnum is located about 880 miles or about 1,400 kilometers northeast of Perth in Australia. The country's only producer of "blue asbestos" material that was in high demand at that time, but was soon discovered to be very dangerous, and the "asbestos market" completely collapsed.
This means that there is no way for the mine or the city to make a profit; So it was closed, and all the people who lived in Whitnum country had no choice but to turn away from some people, but the small town is now officially unincorporated, and due to the mining that has taken place, there is great concern about the long-term health effects, to spend any time in the area Neighborhood however most of the buildings were demolished.
This has paved the way for the sands of the hinterland to recede, but in spite of this, there are still three delegates of the population of course who, who have nothing to do with mining activities, but who make their living, from the thousands of people who visit the city, every year as a form of tourism extreme.
Location: Australia 🇦🇺
6: Abandoned ghost town of Kolmanskop (Namibia)
The ghost town (abandoned Kolmanskop) that is (Namibia) was inhabited for the first time in 1908, when the land was part of southwest Africa. 6 miles or about 10 kilometers from the port of Lüderitz, it was chosen as the site of a settlement after a railway worker in the area found diamonds in the sand, and the German Empire used it to support the mine they built, and it was incredibly fruitful.
For a while the city was very rich, developed in the same architectural style, as you'll see across Germany the city included "a hospital, an auditorium, a power station, a school, a casino, and even an ice factory", but by World War II the majority of the gems had been recovered, and there was no reason Close to live in the middle of the desert especially like other wealthy people; Diamond deposits have been found elsewhere, so the residents have moved away and by the mid-1950s.
Almost no one was left by 1956, it was completely abandoned, and since then the desert has managed to reclaim the land Today, it is a creepy and mysterious place that looks like an ancient city that has been frozen by time, but the dry climate has really helped preserve the buildings, and they are now A popular destination for photographers and crews, but not for tourists because access to that area of the desert is very restricted and impossible without a permit.
Location: Naminia 🇳🇦
5: Valle dei Mulini (Valley of the Mills) Sorrento, (Italy)
Deep in the "hills of Sorrento, Italy" is the Molini Valley, a historic valley that was first inhabited since the 13th century, when a series of flower mills were built there, which were built from locally quarried stone, along with the sawmill that They took advantage of the natural current that flowed through the valley to power heavy machinery, allowing companies to provide supplies to the surrounding areas, and they only operated for a hundred years.
In the twentieth century with the opening of more efficient factories elsewhere, those in the valley had become obsolete, so they were forced to close, and the entire valley was abandoned, due to the natural human conditions there, and it did not take long for the vegetation to start re-establishing itself; And the valley has turned into a picturesque obsession of what the whole world will likely look like thousands of years later when humans become extinct It's now a popular place to offer some of the best ws of the Sorrento Peninsula and has such historical significance that locals recently voted to restore the mills This is a project in progress Currently, so it is possible that nature will be pushed back again within a decade.
Location: Italy 🇮🇹
Abandoned: in the forties
4: Ross Island, South Andaman (India)
Ross Island is part of the Andaman Islands chain in the Bay of Bengal, a region owned by India, after it was first discovered by the British in the late eighteenth century. World War II.
It was captured by Japanese forces, who abandoned the land when the war ended, since then the island is under the control of the Indian government, it was virtually abandoned, and slowly restored in nature, it is officially a deserted place, but there are still some of the original inhabitants, and they support Tourism industry Because the island is one of (the most beautiful islands in the world), bringing visitors who want to see a pure desert island, or explore the ruins that collapsed and covered with plants and trees, it is amazing to wander in the abandoned buildings, which are in some cases more than 200 years old. With roots, twigs hanging from every edge they can stick to.
Location: India 🇮🇳
3: The Abandoned Fishing Village of Houtouwan, (China)
The way of walking was a very successful fishing town on "Shengchun Island off the east coast of China", and at its peak in the 1980s it had a population of more than 3,000 people, yet it is very difficult to reach, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to deliver the catch to the mainland, so he began Workers on the move to more profitable alternatives in the 1990s.
By 2002 it was officially depopulated and merged with a neighboring village, and now with no residents left, buildings have been left to collapse and swell with foliage left as such for several decades.
Houtouwan village facing the ocean is now a wonderful site, it almost looks as if the buildings were built of plants, shrubs and picturesque nature, and pictures of the city spread a few years ago, suddenly increasing the number of people who want to travel there to see it with their own eyes, which is something Cause problems for the local tourism industry?
Because he was in no way prepared to accommodate so many people.
They've now done their work together and with viewing platforms installed, and a guided tour, it's open to anyone who wants a chance to tour this quiet and relaxing Houtouwan town.
Location: China 🇨🇳
2: Abandoned farmhouse Nazi Murphy, (USA)
Through the Second World War, it became clear that the Nazis were trying to seize, as much land as possible, to impose their way of life on everyone who fought, fortunately it did not make its way to the main natural of the United States.
But this does not mean that their influence did not reach that. In fact, a lot of people were betting on them to win the war, and they had already made preparations to welcome them into the country, two of them, Winona and Norman Stevens, had built a base for use by the Nazis in rural Los Angeles in Murphy, designed as a self-contained compound. Autonomous in containing a large water storage tank, a bomb shelter, and a number of different support buildings.
The day after the attack on Pearl Harbor, although local police raided the site and arrested 50 people who were there at the time; From that point on it is deserted with (Murphy Buildings) now either torn down or covered in graffiti, the farm was left to decay over 70 years ago, now it is slowly being restored by nature.
Location: Los Angeles , United States of America
1: Exclusion zone in Belarus, (Ukraine)
The disaster that struck the Chernobyl power plant in 1986 changed the lives of everyone in the vicinity forever, as well as having a great impact on the surrounding environment; But maybe not in the way you might expect.
Established by the Soviet Armed Forces shortly after the 1986 disaster, the area was initially a 30 km (19 mi) radius of the Chernobyl nuclear power plant, designated for evacuation and under military control. Its borders have since been modified to cover most of Ukraine. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone is bordered by an independently administered area, the Polissy State Radiation Reserve, located in the north of Belarus. The Chernobyl Exclusion Zone was managed by the Emergency Services Agency of Ukraine, while the power facility and its steel structure (and safety barrier) were managed independently.
The exclusion zone covers an area of about 2,600 square kilometers (1,000 sq mi) in Ukraine and directly surrounds the Chernobyl nuclear power plant where radioactive contamination from nuclear precipitation is at its highest and public access and housing are prohibited in the region. Other areas of compulsory resettlement and other voluntary transfers are not part of the exclusion zone, as they are located in the surrounding areas and throughout Ukraine. In February 2019, it was revealed that talks were underway to redraw the boundaries of the restricted area to show reduced radiation in the outer regions of the region.
The purpose of the exclusion zone is to prevent access to dangerous areas, reduce the spread of radioactive contamination, and carry out radiological and environmental monitoring activities. Today the exclusion zone is one of the most radioactively polluted areas in the world and attracts great scientific interest due to the high levels of radiation detection in its environment, as well as the growing interest of tourists.
Location: Ukraine 🇺🇦