Friday, February 6, 2015

Abandoned cities, towns and other places

Some travelers like to partake in the often illegal hobby of exploring deserted places.
WebUrbanist has covered many of these places, from the abandoned city of Pripyat, Ukraine, near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant to the Turkish controlled ghost town of Varosha on Cyprus.
What follows is a bunch of web lists to abandoned places, some of which you can visit like Old West ghost towns in the U.S. to others that are strictly off limits.

The World’s 10 Creepiest Abandoned Cities (Gadling; April 27, 2011)

24 Global Tales of Ghost Towns and Abandoned Cities (WebUrbanist; Oct. 19, 2008)

Abandoned Cities: 7 Deserted Wonders of the Modern World (WebUrbanist; Aug. 8, 2007)

Ultimate 33-Part Urbanist Guide to Abandoned Places (WebUrbanist; Dec. 5, 2008)

8 Fascinating Object Graveyards (Oddee; April 8, 2009)

Forgotten Florida: 6 Amazing but Abandoned Places in the Sunshine State (Direct Villas Florida; Sept. 30, 2013)

Photo: The Bodie Hotel at night in the gold-mining ghost town of Bodie, Calif., now part of Bodie State Historic Park. (Wikimedia Commons photo by J├╝rgen Lobert.)

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