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16 Times Nature Turned Abandoned Places Into Surreal Masterpieces

As Christopher Heyerdahl said, “Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.” It’s true that when humans leave something behind, nature has its own way of reclaiming what was once rightfully theirs. The abandoned places captured below were once very much alive and full of life but now are mermerizingly calm.

 

These trees reclaimed their power in Ta Prohm Temple Angkor, Cambodia.

These trees reclaimed their power in Ta Prohm Temple Angkor

 

Sleeping Goddess “Mud Maid” at the Lost Gardens of Heligan, England

Sleeping Goddess “Mud Maid” at the Lost Gardens of Heligan

 

This car in Taiwan, China is clearly claimed by grass.

This car in Taiwan, China is clearly claimed by grass

 

This is an old railway tunnel in Helensburgh. The best part is that you can find a small colony of glowworms in there.

an old railway tunnel in Helensburgh

 

A diamond mine made in Kolmanskop in Namibia was abandoned in the 1950s. The desert took back what was left.

A diamond mine made in Kolmanskop in Namibia

 

What used to be a mill located in the center of the Italian town of Sorrento is now covered in old trees.

Sorrento now covered in old trees

 

A mall turned itself into a beautiful aquarium. It looks better this way, don’t you think?

A mall turned itself into a beautiful aquarium

 

An old fishing hut on a lake in Germany

An old fishing hut on a lake in Germany

 

An abandoned road turned into a natural gradient

An abandoned road turned into a natural gradient

 

Once upon a time, this was a grand palace in Poland, but now it looks more like a forest.

Once a grand palace in Poland, but now more like a forest

 

Pripyat, a city of nearly 50,000 people in the Ukraine, was evacuated after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster.

Pripyat after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster

 

Garnet, Montana in the US has been a deserted town since the 1930s, but is still frequently visited for its natural beauty.

Garnet, Montana

 

Last stop

Last stop

 

Hotel Del Salto in San Antonio del Tequendama, Colombia sports a great view of this waterfall.

Hotel Del Salto in San Antonio del Tequendama

 

A fairy door in Calcata, Italy

A fairy door in Calcata

 

You can actually see a reflection in the water of this abandoned institution.

a reflection in the water of this abandoned institution