8 abandoned places on the planet, which you hardly hear
Today you will meet with eight fabulous places in the world, which may not have even heard of, but they are worth it to look at them.
More than a hundred years ago, railroad Zakaris Leval found on the banks of the Orange River (Africa) sparkling stones - diamonds, and began to think how precious rocks got there. It was found that the diamond brings wind blowing from the Namib Desert - the people, of course, were not long in coming, and in a few months in the middle of desert sands grew beautiful city - Kolmanskop. And everything is nothing, only the reserves of diamonds quickly ran out, and people are tired of drought, high temperatures and sandstorms have begun to leave him. So Kolmanskop gradually turned into a ghost town, where the streets and houses are almost completely covered with sand. On the one hand, it is depressing, terrifying spectacle, but on the other - a unique open-air museum.
2. "Nara Dreamland"
"Nara Dreamland" - an abandoned amusement park in Japan that was built in 1961 near the eponymous town. This park was supposed to be Japanese "Disneyland": for example, there were also built railroad depot, Sleeping Beauty Castle and the famous roller coaster; and it had its own attractions - figurines anime characters Ran-chan and Dori-chan. However, in 2006, the year the park was closed due to tax problems and eventually abandoned.
3. The ship SS Ayrfield
This is all the lost ship in the Gulf of Homebush Bay on the south shore of the Parramatta River, near the Australian Sydney. During the Second World War SS Ayrfield, constructed to transport coal in 1911 in the UK and reaching 80 m in length, was used as the American troops transporter ammunition. It is not known how it happened, but the ship was abandoned as a result of today it is something like a large artificial island.
4. The Beijing "Wonderland"
near the Chinese capital is still a deserted amusement park: its construction began in 1998, the year, and it was assumed that "Wonderland" will be the largest entertainment center in Asia, but due to financial problems, construction will soon "frozen". We returned to it only in the year 2008, but, alas, the crisis broke out again, and as a result almost 50 hectares are unfinished princess castle and fabulous houses.
5. Fishing hut
In the only alpine national park in Germany "Berchtesgaden", covering an area of over 210 km2-year and part of the UNESCO heritage, in the middle of the lake, "lurking" flimsy fishing huts. It is so organically fits into the local virgin natural landscape, it is difficult to imagine that this house has been created by human hands.
6. Dutch island of
Dutch Island - an island in the Chesapeake Bay (North America), where people used to live, but now completely deserted. The first inhabitants settled on it in the 1600s, and by the middle of the XIX-th century, the island was heavily populated by peasants and fishermen, and by the beginning of the twentieth century on it, there were about 70 houses and 360-people, had its own school, church and even a baseball team. But soon a strong wind began to destroy the buildings - the islanders were forced to move to the "mainland". And, finally, in 1918, the last family left the island, and in 2010 collapsed last building constructed on the Dutch island back in 1888.
7. Ring of Kerry
This is a popular tourist route, which runs along the Iveragh Peninsula (County Kerry, Ireland), a length of 166 km. Travelers knowingly love these scenic spots: along the way you can meet amazing natural and cultural objects, among them - Ross Castle, Muckross House, Derrinena house and the house of Daniel O'Connell, the lakes of Killarney, Torc Waterfall, Black Valley, Blue Pool, and many others . Kerry held on the trail bus and horse-riding excursions, but to experience the magnificence of these places can be only on foot.
8. Black Forest Abbey
Black Forest - a mountain range in the south-west of Germany, famous for its dense forests impassable; for a long time, people avoided these places, while in the Middle Ages, their development do not monks. Priests began to gradually cut down the Black Forest and to build monasteries, many of which operate to this day, but there are abandoned abbey, such as, for example, the monastery of the 15th century.