Abandoned Places

Abandoned Places : Where Time Has Stopped

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Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay.


Stories, facts and photographs of 60 beautiful and eerie abandoned places from throughout the world. Time has stopped and nature is taking resident in these places mainly due to natural disasters, war or economic reasons.


Places include:


* Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans.


* Shicheng in China has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago.


* Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie.


* Poveglia is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte became a dumping ground for plague victims and later an asylum for the mentally ill.


* Plymouth was the capital of the island of Montserrat. The town was overwhelmed by volcanic eruptions starting in 1995 and was abandoned.


* St Kilda a remote Scottish Island may have been permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, the population probably never exceeding 180. The entire population was evacuated in 1930.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 890g
  • Collins
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008333335
  • 9780008333331
  • 106,212

Table of contents

Petra - Jordan
Machu Picchu - Peru
Easter Island - Chile
Ani - Turkey
Mandu - India
Ross Island - Antarctica
Stelling van Amsterdam - Netherlands
Kayaköy - Turkey
Sonargaon - Bangladesh
St Kilda - Hebrides, Scotland
Bokor Hill Station - Cambodia
Red Sands Sea Forts - Thames Estuary, UK
Bodie - California
Tyneham - England
Oradour-sur-Glane - France
Giersdorf Church - Poland
Graun - Italy
Waiuta - New Zealand
Kolmanskop - Namibia
Detroit - USA
Lion City - China
Humberstone & Santa Laura - Chile
Chinguetti - Mauritania
North Brother Island - USA
Craco - Italy
Chittagong - Bangladesh
L’Île-aux-Marins - Canada
Leith Harbour & Grytviken - South Atlantic Ocean
Wittenoom - Australia
Poveglia - Italy
Canfranc Station - Spain
Eastern State Penitentiary - USA
Varosha - Cyprus
Hashima Island - Japan
Tatooine - Tunisia
Sanzhi UFO Houses - Taiwan
Millennium Mills - England
Buzludzha Monument - Bulgaria
Epecuén - Argentina
Pripyat - Ukraine
Centralia - Pennsylvania
Young Pioneer Camp - Russia
Juragua - Cuba
Rosario Island Villas - Colombia
London Underground Stations - England
Plymouth - West Indies
Hotel del Salto - Colombia
Beelitz Sanatorium - Germany
Objekt 825 - Eastern Europe
Sathorn Unique - Thailand
Macassar Beach Pavilion - South Africa
Pyramiden - Norway
Larundel Asylum - Australia
Saddam’s Palaces - Iraq
Mirabel Airport - Canada
Athens Olympic Venues - Greece
Six Flags Jazzland - USA
Tampico - Mexico
Nara Dreamland - Japan
Kangbashi New Area - Chin
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Review quote

"Empty houses, ruins, ghost towns...Richard Happer captures the beauty of abandoned spaces." The Observer
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About Richard Happer

Author of fourteen non-fiction books on historical and geographical subjects and contributor to several atlases and other reference works. Recent titles include The Times Extreme Survivors and The Times Britain From Above.
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