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  • Amy Britten

    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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The resort town of Varosha was abandoned during the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974. Its inhabitants never returned.

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 neighborhood of Famgusta, Cyprus [2592×1944] - Imgur

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

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

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

Makes you wonder why they got up and left everything behind?

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.

The time consume himself, leaving decaying abandonment and ashes by Rui Almeida., via Flickr