04/04/2013 01:34 EDT | Updated 04/04/2013 01:35 EDT

30 Beautiful Abandoned Places (PHOTOS)


There's something that's one part fascinating, one part creepy about visiting an abandoned building.

Whether it's a ghost town, park, cathedral or railway, one thing is for certain: these aren't your typical touristy destinations. And while these building lack modern amenities many travellers are now accustomed to, they make up for it with pure, undisturbed, natural beauty after years of abandonment by their makers.

Whether it's in the middle of a desert or found underwater, these stunning structures have avoided the eyes of most people, until now that is. Thanks to these photographers, the beauty of these 30 stunning structures can be viewed from the comfort of your home.

30 Beautiful Abandoned Buildings Around The World

Beautiful Abandoned Buildings

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