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    Amazing development In this emerging powerhouse TURKEY Varosha, Cyprus Varosha is in the Turkish occupied city of Famagusta in Cyprus. It was previously a modern tourist area, and flowered into one of the most luxurious holiday destinations. 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 within days. 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.

  • Lisa Earl

    Seaside Ghost Town: The Abandoned Millionaire’s Resort

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Varosha, Cyprus-- abandoned 1974 after airstrike.

Another abandoned resort in Varosha, Cyprus.

'One of several ghost cities of Eurasia, the abandoned resort of Varosha in Famagusta was once Northern Cyprus’ most exclusive tourist destination frequented by the likes of Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Brigitte Bardot. But since the 1974 Turkish invasion of Cypress, the Varosha quarter has been abandoned, its hotels, restaurants and highrise structures slowly decaying amid the ruins of this once thriving millionaires’ playground.'

Varosha, Cyprus

Abandoned city of Varosha located in the city of Famagusta within Northern Cyprus.

Balestrino, Italy. Founded around the 11th century. It was known for being a geologically unstable area, with frequent earthquakes. In 1957 the few remaining inhabitants (about 400) were transferred to a new city, located 1 km from this

Shale Oil Works abandoned in 1952. Glen Davis, Capertee Valley, New South Wales, Australia. Located at the base of the western side of the Blue Mountains, ~ 3 hours drive from Sydney. More

Grossinger's Resort in Liberty, N.Y., once entertained 150,000 guests per year and had its own airstrip and post office, but has been abandoned since 1986. The wooden ceiling beams and light fixtures are amazing.

  • Jodie Earnshaw

    Seems that there are lots of abandoned buildings in America and Belgium. Why r they falling into decay? How can it be too hard to restore them?

  • Jessica Richards

    I just watched Dirty Dancing last night, just was thinking that it May have been based on a place like Gossingers so sad all that family fun and history is gone

  • Kathryne Brody

    jessica it was based on places like grossingers = I used to go to performing arts camp - stagedoor , in locj shledrake NY and we would perform there.....

NY, 1973. Skeleton of apartment building never completed, abandoned refrigerators and a burned out 1965 Ford Mustang. Breezy Point, Queens looking toward Brooklyn. New York.

The Royal Hospital, Wolverhampton, UK. / FIXER UPPER

Abandoned greenhouse. Photo by TammieBowdenPhoto