Ghost Towns and Abandoned Places around the World

August 26, 2009 at 10:48 am 5 comments

Looking over my post statistics for this blog I am surprised to find that one of my most popular posts has to do with “Ghost Towns – Past, Present or Future?“.  So I spent a little time this morning looking into other sites that delve into this obviously popular subject.

I am surprised at the shear number of sites to be found by simply typing in “abandoned places” into  Here are a few of the ones I like best.  First is the Abandoned Places Blog ( a fairly comprehensive resource on the subject. Of course the main draw of these sites are the photos to be found there.


Next we have ( The interface is a little confusing and hard to use, buy the pictures and attached stories are worth the effort.

From the DIRJournal ( there is a wonderful article about abandoned places in the world.  It has some of the better pictures from a number of sites and is a good starting summary of the topic.


I also found a pretty good post in the Atom Community ( in an attempt to define the 6 creepiest places in the world.  This is a pretty daunting challenge for anyone, but you will just have to make your own judgment on whether you agree with the list.

Excerpt : “This is Gunkanjima, Japan, also known as “Battleship Island.” It once had the densest population in the entire world: 1.4 people per square meter. Do you realize how insane that is? Let me put it this way: If you were a fat guy on Battleship Island, there would technically be another person partially inside of you, like the aftermath of some horrifying teleporter accident.


Lastly today I would like to point you to the WebUrbanist site that does a fabulous job in showcasing all sort of interesting architecture.  I have two links to give you here:

1. 100 + Abandoned cities, towns, building and property (

2. Abandonment in action ( which showcases several still inhabited places that look to become a future abandoned places feature.


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5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Tom  |  August 26, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    Some great photos and information in here, I wish I’d seen it a couple of days ago!! Thanks a lot for posting and keep up the great work.



  • 2. solar energy panel  |  August 27, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Love the new look, keep up the great work the number of visitors must have increased?.

  • 3. solar energy panel  |  September 13, 2009 at 4:07 am

    Some very interesting points have been made here, it is refreshing to see that your site gets quality visitors.

  • 4. solar grid  |  September 13, 2009 at 5:28 am

    Great site, I now have you bookmarked to come back again.

  • 5. Tony Brown  |  September 24, 2009 at 12:12 am

    I don’t know If I said it already but …Hey good stuff…keep up the good work! 🙂 I read a lot of blogs on a daily basis and for the most part, people lack substance but, I just wanted to make a quick comment to say I’m glad I found your blog. Thanks,)

    A definite great read..Tony Brown


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