I don't know why, but abandoned places fascinate me. The way things decay and how nature reclaims the land gets me every time. This is a haunting gallery of abandoned cities and buildings around the world.
Leshan Giant Buddha, China The stone sculpture faces Mount Emei, with the rivers flowing below his feet. It is the largest stone in the world and it is by far the tallest pre-modern statue in the world.
Tunnel of Love, Ukraine--This tunnel is actually still used today — trains chug through it three times a day to deliver wood to a factory. It's believed that if couples who are truly in love hold hands and cross the tunnel, their wishes will come true.