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18 Beautifully Haunting Abandoned Places Around The World

A look at life after humans, presented by Getty Images.

1. This lonely 20th-century home in a developing Shanghai neighborhood.

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2. An overgrown abandoned village on Shengshan Island in Zhoushan, China.

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3. The derelict lobby of the Lee Plaza Hotel in Detroit.

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4. A quiet Ferris wheel in Pripyat, Ukraine, left abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.

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5. The uninhabited Japanese island of Gukan jima, or "Warship Island," where more than 5,000 people once resided in the 1950s.

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6. This once glorious monument in the Central Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria.

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7. This shell of a house that has since been reclaimed by the Sahara Desert.

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8. These 13th-century flour mills that remain standing in Sorrento, Italy.

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9. A surreal scene inside an abandoned power plant in Charleroi, Belgium.

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10. A mining village in Kolmanskop, Namibia, where the lines between outdoor and indoor have disappeared.

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11. The Maunsell Forts in the Thames estuary that once protected the UK during World War II.

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12. These 100 villas without a single resident in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China.

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13. The forsaken International Railway Station of Canfranc, Spain — opened in 1928 and abruptly abandoned in 1970.

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14. These dusty roofs peaking through the volcanic rubble after the 1997 eruption in Montserrat.

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15. The trees growing on top of the Beelitz-Heilstätten sanatorium ruins in Beelitz, Germany.

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16. The empty halls of the Hellenikon airport, which once served 12 million passengers a year in Athens, Greece.

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17. These bizarre abandoned ships left to rust in the desert of Aral, Kazakhstan.

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18. And the overgrown Faliro Olympic Complex where thousands once cheered in Athens.

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See more abandoned places around world at Getty Images.

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