We’re all familiar with the ruins of ancient civilizations, but what about more recent history? From businesses that went belly-up to environmental disasters forcing the evacuation of entire towns, check out some fascinating and strange abandoned ruins of the modern age.
Originally built to house workers at the nearby Chernobyl Power Plant, the city was evacuated after the nuclear disaster. Once a city of about 50,000 people, structures like high-rise apartment buildings, restaurants, shops, swimming pools and even an amusement park have been decaying since 1986. Trees now grow inside buildings. In this picture, you’ll see the remains of a kindergarten classroom.