Ghosts towns or abandoned places exists all over the world maybe more than we know and such places which we see now empty, lifeless and still once they were full of life , cheers and everything was someones prized possession that made someone happy once, now its lay in ruins and those people who own and used them long gone..
These places have character and a lot of stories to tell you just have to look hard enough and then they started talking to you and its a sad reminder of our future what we like and love now can be like that uncherished and forgotten … somewhere in time, everything is mortal cherish what you have now .
In Grytviken on South Georgia, an island about 1,000 miles east of South America,
gigantic whale bones and abandoned tanker ships tell the story of civilisation of whalers
Fishermen lived right on the water in a green valley between snow-capped mountains on the isolated island until the 1960s,
when the whaling station was closed due to low whale stocks
Now all that remains of the former whaling station is a ghost town, home to the cemetery where explorer Ernest Shackleton is buried (foreground, right), and destination for cruise ships
History says they lived there until the 1960s, when the whaling station was closed due to low whale stocks.
Now all that remains is a ghost town, left to tell the story of its past for decades to come.
The South American town of Chaiten in Chile was nearly wiped out by a volcano that erupted in 2008, and then the flooding of the Blanco River finished it off
After the volcano erupted for the first time in 9,000 years, the Chilean government tried to rebuild the town, first about 10km north, and then again in its original location, but the town’s future is still unresolved
The desert town of Berlin, Nevada, was once a bustling gold and silver-mining town, employing around 250 workers and their families at its height. But when the precious metals ran out in 1911, the workers moved on.
Romagnano al Monte in Italy was the scene of an appalling tragedy in 1980 when it was struck by a massive earthquake that claimed nearly 3,000 lives
Oradour-sur-Glane, France: The original village was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company
Toppled homes and tangled telephone wires remain as some of the few signs that people once lived there.
Oradour-sur-Glane, France: The city is only a shadow of what it once was
Chinguetti, Mauritania: For centuries the city was a principal gathering place for pilgrims of the Maghrib to gather on the way to Mecca
Kayaköy, Fethiye District, Turkey: This city was devastated by an earthquake in 1856 and a major fire in 1885
Bodie, California: This was a booming mining town, achieving notoriety in the 1870s due to its particularly profitable gold ore trade
The once-thriving mining town of Bodie, California, was a perfect example of a Wild West town, with shoot-outs and bar-room brawls. But when the gold ran out,
the miners moved on, to more profitable states such as Utah and Arizona
Bodie still looks like something from a Clint Eastwood film, with saloon bars and pool tables giving a fascinating insight into how its inhabitants lived
Bodie, California: Bar-room brawls, hold-ups and shoot-outs were regular occurrences but now it just sees day trippers and tour guides
Calico, California: Calico is an abandoned mining town located in the largely arid and mountainous Mojave Desert
Calico, California: With over 500 mines, the town’s silver production was lucrative until the mid 1890s, when the Silver Purchase Act drove down the price of silver, ruining the local economy