Then after an undetermined amount of time we start appreciating it again. There are so many places around the word but we picked a few of them and hope you enjoy reflecting and appreciating their beauty as much as we have.
Kolmanskop (Afrikaans for Coleman’s hill, German: Kolmannskuppe) is a ghost town in the Namib desert in southern Namibia, a few kilometres inland from the port town of Lüderitz. It was named after a transport driver named Johnny Coleman who, during a sand storm, abandoned his ox wagon on a small incline opposite the settlement. Once a small but very rich mining village, it is now a popular tourist “ghost town” destination.
CHRIST OF THE ABYSS at San Fruttuoso, Italy
Christ of the Abyss (Italian: Il Cristo degli Abissi) is a submerged bronze statue of Jesus Christ, the original of which is located in the Mediterranean Sea, off San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino on the Italian Riviera. Various other casts of the statue are located in other places worldwide, both underwater and in churches and museums.
FISHING HUT on a lake in Germany
This abandoned fishing hut was discovered in a lake near the German Alps. It was reportedly completely empty when it was found and there is no solid information about when it was built or who it’s original inhabitants were. It’s likely that this was built for use by recreational fishermen to live and fish in during the spring and summer seasons.
KALAVANTIN DURG / Prabalgad Fort near Panvel, India
Prabalgad Fort is located between Matheran and Panvel in the Indian state of Maharashtra, at an elevation of 2300 feet in the Western Ghats. It was built on a plateau very close to Matheran, but unlike Matheran it does not have a good source of water. It was known as Muranjan until it was taken over and renamed by the Maratha forces under Shivaji’s rule. The fort contains a temple to Ganesh and some stone ruins. When nature gives you a 2,300-foot stone spire, it’s time to make a strategic lookout. At least that must have been the logic behind the ancient Kalavantin Durg.
ANKOR WAT in Cambodia
Angkor Wat ( or “Capital Temple”) is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. It was first a Hindu and later a Buddhist temple.
Craco is a ghost town and comune in the Province of Matera, in the southern Italian region of Basilicata. The old town was abandoned due to natural disasters. The abandonment has made Craco a tourist attraction and a popular filming location. In 2010, Craco has been included in the watch list of the World Monuments
ABANDONED MILL from 1866 in Sorrento, Italy
In the town of Sorrento near Naples, southern Italy, there’s a deep canyon, also known as ‘The valley of the mills’. There, between thick vegetation there’s the old mill, functioning since the beginning of the 900’s and used to produce flour. The mill was abandoned around 1866 when the creation of Tasso square isolated the mill from the sea, provoking a rise in the humidity, which soon forced the mills abandonment. Today the mill is among the tourists attractions of Sorrento.
TEQUENDAMA FALLS Hotel, Columbia
The Tequendama Falls Museum of Biodiversity and Culture (Spanish: Casa Museo Salto de Tequendama Biodiversidad y Cultura) is a museum and mansion in San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia. The museum overlooks Tequendama Falls on the Bogotá River. Before renovation, the building was an abandoned hotel, known as the Tequendama Falls Hotel (La Casa del Salto del Tequendama). The building is presumed by the neighbors to be haunted.