Beauty of abandoned places


Kolmanskop, Namibia (Image: National Geographic)

Kolmanskop, Namibia (Image: National Geographic)

Today I found a fascinating post on BuzzFeed featuring photos of the 33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world. It’s hard to pick favorites but I have to say the one of the sand-filled house in Kolmanskop, a ghost town in the Namib Desert, is the most striking to me. The blues, yellows, and oranges are striking. And the multiple door frames captured in this shot make the image self-referential, reminiscent of the hall of mirrors.

It made me look through my own photo collection to find beautiful abandoned places I’ve come across. Here are my top five. How about you? Have you taken any photos of desolate yet striking locations that you’d have to share? If so blog about it and link back – which I guess would officially make this my first-ever travel theme post!

1. Krzyżtopór castle in Ujazd, Poland

Krzyżtopór 2. Fort Pickens in Pensacola, Florida

Fort Pickens 3. Frozen in time – Pompeii, Italy

Pompeii 4. Old mosque in Belgrade, Serbia

Mosque in Belgrade 5. Bridge in Louisiana

Bridge in Louisiana

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6 responses »

  1. Love this post! I love looking at photos of abandonded places — they look so creepy and beautiful, all at the same time! For some reason I’ve never actually explored many of them. I’ll need to change that very soon 🙂

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