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Life in Ruins: The Haunting Images of Abandoned Towns Around the World

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Little says more about how civilisations once lived than a glimpse into the surviving ruins of the places that they inhabited. In Grytviken on South Georgia Island, gigantic whale bones and abandoned tanker ships tell the story of a civilization of whal

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Past Member (0)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 5:43 am
I like places without people.

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Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:41 am

Süheyla C (234)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:57 am
Thank you

Roger Skinner (14)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:04 am
Interesting, but sad. Reminds me of Shelley's poem about Ozymandias: And on the pedestal these words appear:
"My name is Ozymandias, king of kings:
Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

De D (96)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 8:59 pm
Time marches on.....

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 9:01 pm
Fascinating article and photos.

Billie C (2)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 10:18 pm
interesting. more small towns are disappearing everyday.

Migi H (19)
Tuesday March 19, 2013, 11:55 pm
Is it me? Even abandoned, some of them still looks like a lovely place to live in.... or maybe they once was lol.

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:18 am
Fascinating. i find some places absolutely beautiful! But one is very heartbreaking : it's Oradour sur Glane..

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Wednesday March 20, 2013, 12:53 am
Extremely haunting. All those people, lost in time.

I can't believe no one has salvaged the metal from these sites yet. Those chains on on that Island 1000 miles East of South America are close to their weight in gold these days.
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