Villa Epecuen ruins
Haunting. Disturbing. Beautiful. Villa Epecuen, Argentina was founded in the 1920s as a tourist town. It remained a vibrant, if small community of around 5,000 until 1985 when the dam holding back the salty waters of Lake Epecuen burst. Over the next eight years, the town slowly sank beneath the waves. Only now have the waters begun to recede, revealing the stark destructive force of Nature.