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Varosha is in the Turkish occupied city of Famagusta in Cyprus. It was previously a modern tourist area. In the year of 1974 however, the Turkish invaded Cyprus and tore up the island. Citizens fled, expecting to be able to return to their homes. The Turkish military wrapped it in barbed wire and now controls it completely. Allowing nobody to enter to this day, aside from themselves and UN personnel. Though on the positive side, rare sea turtles have begun nesting on the deserted beaches.

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Global Urbex: 12 Haunting Abandoned Buildings and Places

Philadelphia may not find itself in America’s decaying rust belt, but as a large industrial city there is bound to be a wealth of historic abandonments on urban explorers‘ radars. This defunct power plant is a good example, photographed by Murtaza Paghdiwala. Despite languishing in the grip of urban decay, some impressive machinery can still be seen on site.

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Global Urbex: 12 Haunting Abandoned Buildings and Places

Starlite Music Theatre, Latham, New York, Abandonné en 1997

I find this strangly beautiful...imagine what this once was and who stepped foot here.

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Global Urbex: 12 Haunting Abandoned Buildings and Places

Bennett College - Halcyon Hall was a women's college founded in 1890 and located in the town of Millbrook in New York. The school closed in 1978. ~ ♥ #abandoned #ruins #architecture

I love abandoned building and houses. I just want to buy them all and fix them up. I don't know why. I wish I had the money to do that.

THINGS LIKE THIS remind me of why i wanted to be an architect!! --abandoned 60's vacation homes in taiwan

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Photographing Decay: The Strange Appeal and Educational Qualities of Abandoned Places

abandoned sanatorium Photographing Decay: The Strange Appeal and Educational Qualities of Abandoned Places

Pacific Bell Building, San Francisco’s most famous abandoned building is a 26-floor Neo-Gothic stunner topped with eagle statues. Bells can be spotted in various p...

Military Hospital, Berlin http://www.thecoolist.com/abandoned-places-10-creepy-beautiful-modern-ruins/beelitz-military-hospital_berlin_2/