Abandoned Places In The World

Agdam,Azerbaijan

Agdam was fully destroyed in 1993 in the Nagorno-Karabakh War. Before the war the city population was about 30000 residents.

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Credits: Photo by [email protected] on Flickr

Varosha, Cyprus

Varosha is an area in the city of Famagusta. Prior to the Turkish Invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was the modern tourist area of the city of Famagusta.

In the 1970s, Famagusta was the number one tourist destination in Cyprus. To cater to the increasing number of tourists, many new high-rise buildings and hotels were constructed. During its heyday the Varosha quarter of Famagusta was not only the number one tourist destination in Cyprus, but between 1970 and 1974 it was one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, and was a favorite destination of wealthy, rich and famous stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Raquel Welch and Brigette Bardot.

For the last 35 years the area of Varosha has been left as a ghost town.

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Credits: Photo by Jrparkes on Flickr

Balestrino, Italy

There not much info about Balestrino online. The first info about the village is dated by 1860 when its population was about 850 inhabitants. At the end of the 20th century the village suffered from several earthquakes after which the residents left the village.

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Credits: Photo by Fotoacaso on Flickr

Craco, Italy

The village has the same history as the Balestrino. Because of the earthquakes people had to leave looking for safer places.

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Credits: Photo by Greenery on Flickr

Bodie State park, California, Unites States

Bodie is a ghost town which is now a National Historic Landmark. It began as a mining camp of little note following the discovery of gold in 1859. No gold, no people.

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This post was prepared using Wikipedia.

Note: This post was originally compiled on June 17, 2009 and has since been updated with some additional background.

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