Abandoned since 1974, this small island off the coast of Japan was once a coal mining facility and home for its workers. Hashima, also known as Gunkanjima (Battleship Island) plays host to the the villainous Raoul Silva (played by Javier Bardem) in the newest Bond film Skyfall.
Urban decay has never looked so beautifully eerie. Hashima Island, or Gunkanshima (meaning “Battleship Island,” so nicknamed for it’s nautical shape), was a former coal mining community established in 1887. The mine was shut down in 1974 and the city abandoned. Now it has a new nickname: Ghost Island.