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Old July 19th, 2010, 09:41 PM   #1
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Ghost Towns

From time to time cities, for whatever reason, get abandoned.....they get locked in time and become like window into a past for curious passers by.

Craco, Italy



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Hashima Island, Japan



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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:13 PM   #2
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Cool thread and great pics!

Sanzhi Pod City (Sanzhi, Taiwan):
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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:39 PM   #3
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Great thread!
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Old July 19th, 2010, 10:54 PM   #4
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Looks like http://focusfeatures.com/film/the_american/ watch trailer!



A town in Italia, too.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 01:12 AM   #5
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Sewell, Chile
This used to be the main mining city in the country. Now, it is being restored because it has a lot of treasures of old.
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Old July 21st, 2010, 01:06 PM   #6
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Let's not forget the (perhaps) most famous and notorious ghosttown: Chernobyl & Pripyat.

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Old July 21st, 2010, 01:14 PM   #7
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Dhanushkodi,South India
Abandoned after GoI declared it unsafe for living after 1954 storm...






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Old July 21st, 2010, 02:13 PM   #8
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great pics!
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Old July 21st, 2010, 03:17 PM   #9
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There are several ones in Iran, especially in the deserts.

Izadkhast Walled City, from about 2,000 years ago:










1937 photogravure of this city:

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Old July 21st, 2010, 04:01 PM   #10
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Kuldhara in India


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Old July 21st, 2010, 04:44 PM   #11
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Rayen Citadel, Kerman



It has all characteristics of a medieval Persian city, there are residental houses, stores, bazaar, military units, squares, fortress, religious buildings, Zurkhaneh (traditional Persian gymnasium), stables, schools, ... It also consists of the public quarter and the aristocratic zone.











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Bodie, California:
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In addition to Bodie and Calico, Rhyolite NV is a famous American ghost town.

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Palenque, Mexico

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Niiiice some of these towns I only knew about because of Life After People (Hashima Island and Sanzhi Pod City).

There's also one in England that had been abandoned during WWII.

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Maybe it could be a ski resort too, that's what I thought it was until I read the captions.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:56 AM   #17
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Old July 27th, 2010, 03:48 PM   #18
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Wow Bodie looks awesome!
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Old July 27th, 2010, 10:32 PM   #19
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^ USA is full of abandoned mining towns, Berlin, Nevada and Bannack, Montana are pretty cool aswell. I would post some photos but photobucket sucks.
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