Christian Church - the twon was abandoned due to cave-in risk of the buildings as well as groundwater contamination by toxic metals, both caused by over a century of unrestricted mining activity beneath the town - Picher (ghost town), Oklahoma, USA
These trees are rumored to be the inspiration for JRR Tolkien's trees at the Gates of Moria. They are located at Saint Edwards Church, Stow-on-the-Wold, England, supposedly. I definitely see the inspiration.
Church in just one of many abandoned Russian villages, scattered across huge Russia. People simply leave for cities where they can earn more, and thousands of Russian wooden architecture masterpieces, sometimes more than 200 years old, stay by their own.
Mini Castle In a Lake Sintra Portugal. Obviously, a castle does not have to be huge to have that "WOW" factor! I LOVE the way this place looks, and I wouldn't mind spending some time there. I might want a small boat, though.
abandoned church set off in the trees at the end of a dirt road (appropriately named Estonian Church Road) off of County Road J in the Lincoln County countryside east of Bloomville, Wisconsin. Built in it was the first Estonian church in North America.