Abandoned Places "I love old things, they make me feel sad." "What's so good about sad?" "It's happy for deep people."
Reclaimed by Nature
Funeral Homes and Cemeteries
Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
Hospitals and Asylums
Hotels and Resorts
Shipwrecks and Underwater Remains
SAVED! Once upon a time, the 1902 West Baden Springs Hotel of French Lick, Indiana was the playground of the wealthy. The 200-foot-wide atrium had a fireplace that could burn 14-ft. logs. The stock market crash of '29 brought a halt to the opulence and in time, she was left alone to decay. In 1996, local preservationists pumped $500 million dollars into the Historical Landmark wreck and her nearby sister the French Lick Springs Hotel (1901) and meticulously restored them to their original glory.
Hashima is a small rocky island near the coast of Nagasaki in Japan. The island was Japan's main coal supplier for almost a century. After the island was discovered it was taken over by Japanese Mitsubishi Corporation who built accommodation for the workers directly on the island. Because space was limited these were small, crowded apartments, with shared kitchens and bathrooms. In 1959 Hashima island was the most densely populated city in the world with 5259 inhabitants. It closed in 1975