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Our modern-day obsessions with apocalyptic scenarios is quite overwhelming. People have been predicting the end of the world for centuries. Feel free to check out an entire list of predictions of the end of the world. However for some strange reason, these so-called predictions are constantly being postponed. What gives?

Now don’t take this the wrong way, I’m in no way shape or form hoping for the apocalypse to happen. I’m simply stating the fact that you should always take end time scenarios or the end of the world predictions with a grain of salt. Just because movies, video games, internet, books, and other means of information offer false information about the end of the world, doesn’t mean you have to buy into it.

I’m sure you remember the whole December 21, 2012 drama. Right? Millions of gullible people actually thought that the world was going to end. The icing on the cake is that numerous smart individuals and companies made a great amount of money on people’s ignorance. Compared to our entire global population, only a few people actually bothered to do the research about the Mayan Civilization. This ‘event’ proved to me that there is an abundant amount of mentally deficient people on Earth.

Since 2012 many people thought: “How would the planet look without us?” Since the apocalypse didn’t actually happen, this question tickled my fancy too. Seeing countless digital artworks depicting the apocalypse, I still wanted to get a more realistic representation. This persuaded me to search for the closest thing related, which are abandoned places and modern ruins.

So if you’ve ever wondered how the planet would look without us, you’re in luck. Today we collected beautiful, breathtaking, and gloomy photographs of abandoned places. Each and every picture depicts the kind of beauty from which nightmares are born. They’ll give you a visual clue about how life might be once we’re all gone. It will show you how mother nature takes swift control of human made landscapes, architecture, and environments. Enjoy!

Abandoned Mill @ Sorrento, Italy

Abandoned Mill @ Sorrento, Italy

Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium

Chatillon Car Graveyard in Belgium

Abanonded steam engine in Uyuni train cemetery, Bolivia. Photo By jimmyharris

Abanonded steam engine in Uyuni train cemetery, Bolivia. Photo By jimmyharris

Castle Ruins, Loc Ard, Scotland. Photo by S. Howse

Castle Ruins, Loc Ard, Scotland. Photo by S. Howse

Abandoned tanks

Abandoned tanks

Abandoned Phosphate Plant.

Abandoned Phosphate Plant.

Underwater City, Shicheng, China. Photo by Chinese National Geography.

Underwater City, Shicheng, China. Photo by Chinese National Geography.

Abandoned Mental Hospital

Abandoned Mental Hospital

Abandoned subway depot in Cincinnati

Abandoned subway depot in Cincinnati

Abandoned truck in the woods

Abandoned truck in the woods

A skyline picture of the abandoned Ukrainian city Prypiat

A skyline picture of the abandoned Ukrainian city Prypiat

Haludovo, Abandoned hotel in Croatia

Haludovo, Abandoned hotel in Croatia

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Posted by Igor Ovsyannykov

I'm a digital nomad and entrepreneur bouncing around South East Asia. When I'm not working here, I'm out taking photos. Follow me on Instagram: @igorovsyannykov

11 Comments

  1. Beautiful shots! I’d wish to visit “Abandoned Rail Bridge Taiwan”, Abandoned ‘Star Wars’ Sets” and “Tunnel of Love, Kleven, Ukraine”… one day.

  2. Oh, and I can’t believe that the 1,200 year old Buddhist temple is abandoned. How could they?

  3. Those temple still manage by indonesian government, and not abandoned, we call those place Prambanan temple or thousand temple

  4. Igor Ovsyannykov August 6, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Allie, I think it was recently rediscovered again.

  5. I love to see what happens to millions smart phones, ipads and computers!!

  6. That’s great then. It should be clasified as the 8th wonder of the world.

  7. What a wonderful assortment of “abandonment,” in a loose sense.

  8. Hello Igor,

    I am really impressed with your post in Inspirationfeed titled “Revealing Vision: How the Planet Will Look Without Us” .

    Could you please grant me permission to reproduce your post with due credit to you on my blog site “Impressions” (http://tvaraj.com/)?

  9. Go for it. Please link back.

  10. All are amazing, my favorite is Bolivya photo.

  11. awesome!!!! really loved these photos.

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