The 10 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Posted by admin On 2/19/2014 0 comments

Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. On the folowing list, you can see , abandoned ships, as well as the abandoned houses, and so many other things, that are really amazing and magnificent. So, check out these amazing abandoned places .

1. The remains of the SS Ayrfield in Homebush Bay, Australia

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The SS Ayrfield –  previously known as the SS Corrimal, is (nowadays) a rusty shipwreck with dense vegetation on the surface of the wreck, it is stuck in the calm waters of homebush bay (west of Sydney,  Australia)  The SS Ayrfield was built in the UK in 1911 and was sent to  Homebush Bay for breaking-up on 6 October 1972.
The hull is located near the mouth of Haslams Creek right beside bennelong parkway (sydney olympic park) the shipwreck’s bow is pointing towards the shore.

2.The Maunsell Sea Forts in England





















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The Army forts were different in design from the Navy platforms as each had seven towers linked together by walkways. Six of the towers were armed, the seventh held the searchlights and they were manned by a complement of 120. They were built in 1942 at Shivering Sands, Red Sands and Great Nore. Each 300 tonne tower was preconstructed before being towed out to sea, sunk into position and then connected to the next tower.

 3.Abandoned Blade Mill, France


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A blade mill was a variety of water mill used for sharpening newly fabricated blades, including scythes, swords, sickles, and knives.
In the Sheffield area, they were known as cutlers wheels, scythesmiths wheels, etc. Examples are preserved in Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet. They also existed in the 17th century and 18th century in Birmingham and in connection with the scythe industry in Belbroughton and Chaddesley Corbett in north Worcestershire. There were also small numbers in other areas of England.

4. Canfranc Rail Station, Spain
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Canfranc Rail Station was part of an international railway route through Spain and France. An accident in 1970 destroyed a nearby bridge and ended international rail links between the two countires, leaving Canfranc deserted.

5. Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay
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Holland Island was once five miles long. It was home to a fishing community of 250 to 360 people, with more than 60 homes, a church and other buildings. But erosion forced the residents to leave — with the last fleeing in 1922 — and for decades now the island has been receding into the bay and only one abandoned home remained, threatened by the bay.

 6.Hashima Island, Japan
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The island is known as Hashima, or alternatively as Gunkanjima ("Battleship") Island, and it sits about nine miles off the Japanese coast in the East China Sea.
In the past Hashima Island was rich in coal, with over 5000 miners once living on the island. When petrol replaced coal as Japan's main source of fuel, the settlement was left abandoned. Now the once thriving town is creepily abandoned, with only shadows remaining.

7.Kolmanskop in the Namib Desert

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 Diamonds were found in this particular area in 1908 and caused an influx of German miners. The village was built in the architectural style of a German town and even had the first tram in Africa that lead to the next town. It had many amenities and buildings including a theater, hospital, casino, school, bowling alley, ballroom and sport-hall, power station, ice factory and the first x-ray-station in the southern hemisphere.

8.Abandoned dome houses Florida

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On the southern tip of Cape Romano Island in Florida there these lovely and interesting abandoned domes. They were built in 1982 and are now slipping into the gulf of Mexico. When Hurricane Wilma hit in 2005 it did a lot of damage to the domes as well as wash away some of the coast line.

9.I.M. Cooling Tower, Belgium


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The I.M. Cooling Tower is part of an abandoned power plant located in Monceau, Belgium. While in use, the tower cooled incoming hot water by using wind. The wind would enter the opening at the bottom of the tower and rise up, cooling the hot water. The air would then become warm and leave the tower. During its prime, the I.M. Cooling Tower could cool up to 480,000 gallons of water per minute.

10.Christ of the Abyss - San Fruttuoso, Italy
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The statue was born from an idea by Duilio Marcante following the death of Dario Gonzatti, one of the pioneers of scuba diving, during a dive in 1950. Duilio pushed for the installation of a statue of Christ on the seabed; on 22 August 1954 the statue of the Christ of the Abyss was placed in the bay in front of San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino, near the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. The statue, about 2.50 meters high and built by sculptor Guido Galletti, was placed by the Italian Navy about 15 meters deep, with the help of many divers.

10 Unbelievable Places that are Hard to Believe Really Exist

Posted by admin On 2/04/2014 0 comments

 The world is so full of natural wonders that new, amazing and unbelievable places can be discovered every day.These unbeliavable places from all around the world are, in their own right, beautiful. Consisting of everything from individual monuments to expanses of water and ancient villages to modern cities, they may not all be attracting, appealing or aesthetically pleasing to everyone, but to some, they are some of the most stunning places on earth. And yes, all those of those places are real!

1.Tulip Fields, Netherlands

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Covering some 79 acres (32 hectares), the Keukenhof Tulip Gardens is the world’s largest flower garden. Come springtime, the meandering, wooded gardens are visited by some 800,000 flower-lovers, who come to soak up the blaze of color that envelops the park, its greenhouses, brooks and shady ponds and winding paths. It’s truly a memorable sight. 

2.Hitachi Seaside Park, Japan
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The-park covers an area of ​​3.5 hectares and the flowers are amazing all year round. Each season you will find a different variety of flower blossoming over the "Miharashi No Oka", a hill commanding a panoramic view of the Pacific Ocean. The park is particularly famous for blue nemophilas. Nemophilas are annual flowers with transparent blue petals. During spring, more than 4.5 million blue nemophilas bloom all over the park. The blooming period is called “Nemophilia Harmony” and attracts many visitors.

3.Canola Flower Fields, China

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In early spring t you can witness an amazing “Golden Sea” of canola flowers. The canola flower fields in China are one of the world’s beautiful sight’s in small Luoping (Yunnan, China). Vast farmlands get covered in golden, yellow rapeseed flowers stretching as far as the eyes can see, all the way to the horizon. The best time to visit Luoping for this visual fiesta is February through March, by June the show is over.

4.Lavender Fields, France
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Fragrant lavender fields bloom from June to August in the Luberon, around the Mont-Ventoux, in the region of Sault and that of Valréas; such amazing scenery and atmosphere make the lavender fields one of the summer Must-Sees in Provence.

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This blue gold has been used for a long time to make soap and cosmetics ; it is also part of the Provençal cuisine and lavender honey and lavender sorbets are worth a taste !


5.Bamboo Forest, Japan

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The Sagano Bamboo Forest is located to the northwest in Kyoto Basin, Japan, covering an area of 16 square kilometers. It is one of the most beautiful natural environment in entire Japan, not only because of its natural beauty but also because of the sound the wind makes as it blows through the thick bamboo grove. 

6.Street in Bonn, Germany 
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 Cherry Blossom Avenue, Bonn, Germany. A cherry blossom is the flower of any of several trees of genus Prunus, particularly the Japanese Cherry, Prunus serrulata, which is sometimes called sakura after the Japanese. The cherry blossom is a major tourist attraction in Germany's Altes Land orchard region. The largest Hanami in Germany, in Hamburg, with Japanese-style fireworks, organized by the German-Japanese society, draws tens of thousands spectators every spring.

 7.Red Beach, Panjin, China
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Liaohe River Delta contains a very unique piece of landscape, the Red Beach. Not far from Panjin City, China lies a beach that during the summer months looks like any other beach. Beautiful waters and a bit of green sea weed.

8.Fields of Tea, China

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The Longjing Tea Plantation is located in the West Lake Scenic Area. The plantation is a base for Longjing Tea cultivation in Hangzhou. The tea fields are distributed in many places inside the West Lake Scenic Area and they are the state's tea gift production base.

 9.Shibazakura Flowers, Takinoue Park, Japan
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Takinoue Park in Takinoue Town (Takinoue-cho) is famous for moss pink, tiny flowers that spread for 100,000 m2. The flowers grew from a carton of seedlings to become the biggest moss pink community in Japan. The best season is from mid-May to early in June. Pink Moss Festival is held in mid May. 


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Deadvlei, Namibia
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Among the towering red dunes of Namib-Naukluft National Park in the central Namib Desert is an area known as Sossusvlei. It is a strange and alien landscape. The rich red dunes that surround the area owe their hue to age -- over thousands of years, the sand has literally rusted.
 

12 surreal landscapes found on Earth

Posted by admin On 10/07/2013 0 comments

These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.

1.Giant Buddha, Leshan, China
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The Leshan Giant Buddha is a statue of Maitreya  in sitting posture. The Buddha is located to the east of Leshan City, Sichuan Province, at the confluence of three rivers, namely, Min River, Qingyi River, and Dadu River. The statue makes itself the most renowned scenic spot in that city. In December, 1996, the location of the Buddha was included by UNESCO on the list of the World Heritage sites. Begun in the year 713 in the Tang Dynasty, and finished in the year 803, the statue took people more than 90 years to carve. During these years, thousands of workers had expended their efforts and wisdom on the project. As the biggest carved stone Buddha in the world, the Giant Buddha is featured in poetry, song and story.

2.Antelope Canyon, Arizona, U.S.
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Antelope Canyon is located a few miles of east of Page, Arizona. Actually there are two antelope Canyon's located on either side of route 98. Upper Antelope Canyon and Lower Antelope Canyon are both owned by the Navajo Nation. Unfortunately, they charge separate entry fees of about $18 per person for each part of this attraction. Since the upper and lower canyons are very similar, you need visit only one.


3.Travertines, Pamukkale, Turkey
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Pamukkale has  been a spa since the Romans built the spa city of Hierapolis around a sacred warm-water spring. The Sacred Pool is still there, littered with marble columns from the Roman Temple of Apollo.
Pamukkale, 19 km (12 miles) north of Denizli (map), is Turkey's foremost mineral-bath spa because of its natural beauty: hot calcium-laden waters spring from the earth and cascade over a cliff. As they cool they form dramatic travertines of hard, brilliantly white calcium that form pools.

4.Red beach, Panjin, China
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The Red Beach is located in the Liaohe River Delta, about 30 kilometer southwest of Panjin City in China. The beach gets its name from its appearance, which is caused by a type of sea weed that flourishes in the saline-alkali soil. The weed that start growing during April or May remains green during the summer. In autumn, this weed turns flaming red, and the beach looks as if it was covered by an infinite red carpet that creates a rare red sea landscape. Most of the Red Beach is a nature reserve and closed to the public. Only a small, remote, section is open for tourists.

5. Dragon's blood trees, Socotra, Yemen
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The Dragon Tree  is characterized by a single or multiple trunk growing up to 12 m tall (rarely more), with a dense umbrella-shaped canopy of thick leaves. It grows slowly, requiring about ten years to reach 1 m tall. Young trees remain with only a single stem; branching occurs when the tree flowers, when two side shoots at the base of the flower panicle continue the growth as a fork in the stem.

6.Sossusvlei, Namibia
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No Namibian safari is complete without a visit to world renowned Sossusvlei, in the heart of the enormous, almost 50 000 km² (19 305 square mile) Namib-Naukluft Park. Surrounded by a sea of ever-changing sand dunes, Sossusvlei is a clay pan that only rarely fills with water. It is a place of awe-inspiring beauty - magnificent terracotta sand dunes that rise over 300 m (980 feet) into the vast, blue sky. Said to be among the highest dunes in the world, climbing to the top of one of these dunes is an unforgettable experience.

7. Rice terraces, Bali, Indonesia

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Jatiluwih Rice Terraces are located about 20 km. from Tabanan, West Bali, the road climbs up high into the hills to Jatiluwih 850 meters above the sea level. The view here is one of the finest imaginable - The terraced paddy rice fields stretching in endless contours over hills and valleys as far as the eyes can see.The distance from Denpasar to Jatiluwih is about 48 km and it is situated in upstate of Tabanan town (28 Km).

8."Door to Hell," Derweze, Turkmenistan
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At first glance, it could be a dramatic scene from a science-fiction movie.But this giant hole of fire in the heart of the Karakum Desert is not the aftermath of an attack on Earth, launched from outer space.It is a crater made by geologists more than 40 years ago, and the flames within have been burning ever since.

9. Giant's Causeway, Antrim, Northern Ireland, U.K.
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Giant's Causeway is a cluster of approximately 40,000 basalt columns rising out of the sea on the Antrim Coast of Northern Ireland. These rock formations get their name from an old legend stating that Irish warrior Finn McCool built the path across the sea to face his Scottish rival, Benandonner. There are several variations of the story from this point but each one ends with Finn dressing as a baby and scaring off Benandonner, who thinks the disguised Finn is actually the child of a giant and is too afraid to face his opponent. On his way back to Scotland, Benandonner tears up the path behind him, leaving just what exists today on the Northern Irish coast and the Scottish island of Staffa, which has similar rock formations.

10. Tunnel of Love, Klevan, Ukraine
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Tunnel of Love is a beautiful spot in Klevan, Ukraine. A three kilometer railway section leads to the fibreboard factory. The train goes three times a day and delivers wood to the factory. However, the trees make a green corridor, which attracts many couples, as well as photographers for its eye catching avenue. It is said that if you and your beloved come to the Tunnel of Love and sincerely make a wish, it will come true. This might be a new romantic place to discover.

11.The Wave, Arizona, U.S.

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The place is among the most scenic hiking destinations in the entire Southwest, an expanse near the Arizona-Utah border so popular that officials use a lottery to decide who gets to walk its trails.

12.Cappadocia, Anatolia, Turkey
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Cappadocia, Turkey is the historic area of central Anatolia bounded by the towns of Hacıbektaş, Aksaray, Niğde and Kayseri (map). It was known as Cappadocia in ancient times, and is still called Kapadokya informally today.
Cappadocia is Turkey's most visually striking region, especially the "moonscape" area around the towns of Ürgüp, Göreme, Uçhisar, Avanos and Mustafapaşa (Sinasos), where erosion has formed caves, clefts, pinnacles, "fairy chimneys" and sensuous folds in the soft volcanic rock.