10 Places That Have Been Reclaimed By Nature

10 Places That Have Been Reclaimed By Nature

despite the fact that deserted areas can appear cold and desolate at times they are frequently anything but when humans leave nature takes over transforming shipwrecks into waterlogged forests and old italian flower mills into lush oases mother nature’s influence in some ways makes decaying antiques appear even more remarkable than they were before vacant buildings are eventually absorbed by the plants and in some cases the soil itself leaving only a faint trace of our human presence we discovered 10 such abandoned places that have been reclaimed by nature and offer a glimpse into a world without human interference number 10. tar prom angkor wat cambodia the temple of tarprom is undeniably one of the most popular and largest of the several discovered angkor wat the temple’s disintegrating walls have been clothed by massively overgrown tree roots the construction of anger what began in the 12th century and was overseen by king jayavaram vii because enormous bayern tree roots have entwined their way through the temple walls and bulging ground most passages in this buddhist temple are now largely impassable taprom is however still open to the public and can be seen from the courtyards visitors to the site have sectioned off some portions of reservations such as the well-known crocodile tree famously featured in tomb raider the remarkable engineering of the ancient chimer empire is in full evidence at tar prom today the surrounding jungle has almost fully engulfed the temple with its roots and plants absorbing the ancient walls number 9. the town of san juan parangaricuccio in mexico the remnants of a church commemorate the spot where the village of san juan parangara kuturo thrived until it was engulfed by lava and ash from the paracutin volcano one of the youngest volcanoes on earth in mexico’s western state of michoacan when vesuvius erupted in italy in 7980 it destroyed the town of herculaneum and several other communities including pompeii when parachuting erupted in 1943 it obliterated the town from which it derived its name as well as san juan parangarikuturo unlike the massive italian volcano which most likely killed thousands when it erupted the mexican volcanic eruption caused no casualties during its astounding eruption because residents in the area were able to flee before the lava began flowing into the village several days later today the town is a tourist attraction and desolate lava-covered regions save for the remnants of the church the bell tower a portion of the facade and an altar all of which have survived and are still in use by local residents who come to light candles and pray number 8. new world shopping mall in bangkok thailand the dilapidated and derelict new world shopping mall in bangkok’s ban lam fu neighborhood was developed in the early 1980s but it endured a mere 15 years before closing for good there are a number of reasons for its dubais including a history of misfortune such as fires collapses and uncontrolled construction of its upper stories the mall’s top floors also made it taller than the neighboring grand palace which enraged residents because it is considered a no-no in the area for buildings to be built taller than this widely revered and historical landmark after the higher levels were partly demolished the ground floor was left with 500 meters of entirely flooded floor space this resulted in a massive mosquito outbreak which became a serious concern in the neighborhood vendors and residents decided to take care of the problem themselves and began throwing fish in the pond to counteract the mosquito problem and the fish population grew in abundance over time the peculiar ecosystem at one point housed approximately 3 000 koi striped catfish mango fish and other species the narrative of the deserted fish mall ultimately became world news around 2015 and drew a lot of attention unfortunately due to safety concerns the fish were later collected with nets with the intention of draining the pond later 7. ross island penal colony in india the nicobar and andaman islands are made up of over 500 small islands one of these is known as ross island around the 1850s the british authorities in india began to use the island as a convict settlement mainly to contain and secure a significant number of detainees from the indian rebellion of 1857. at the same time the british established a prison colony they designated it as the administrative center for the entire group of islands and continued to build a number of amenities and houses at the location thousands of its inhabitants were killed when a huge earthquake rocked the area in 1941. the japanese subsequently took control of the island and used its strategic position as a safe haven during world war ii bunkers were erected to defend the japanese soldiers but ownership was returned to india after the war today ross island is back in the hands of the indian navy once scuttling with people it now lies deserted and fully overrun with jungle vines 6. the town of coleman scope namibia german mining corporations landed on a stretch of the kalahari desert supplied only by a small railway station 10 kilometers from the namibian shore in the early 20th century coleman scope the settlement that rose from the sand would come to produce 12 percent of the world’s diamonds by 1912 at which point namibia was under german rule the small mining town went from a shabby collection of wooden structures to an excellent display of european design even boasting a musical and a beautiful pub when richard diamond sources were located further south however the fortune seekers left and the dunes rushed in the sand gets moved a lot in the namibian desert due to its dry windy climate the town’s final inhabitants left at some point between 1955 and the 1960s leaving the quaint little town to be recaptured by the namibian sandstorms as a result the sand began to pile up in the ornately designed structures leaving us with nothing more than relics of a bygone era ultimately reclaimed by the dunes 5. the valley of mills in sorrento italy the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of italy is its stunning architecture delicate wines wonderful art and incredibly beautiful coastal towns while the naza or spalonga might spring to mind many people are unfamiliar with the italian town of sorrento the town sits on a cliff with amazing views overlooking the bay of naples sorento is also known as the birthplace of the well-known and delicious liqueur limoncello although there are numerous attractions in and around sorrento some remarkable lesser-known sites should not be overlooked a historic abandoned flower and sawmill can be located only a few minutes walk from the town’s main square the historic stone structures of ilvollona de molini or the valley of the mills which was once the pulsing heart of the region’s pasture-making activities are now buried beneath thick vegetation once you’ve seen it it’s difficult to deny the old mills allure plants have overgrown its stairwells surrounding paths and the mill itself the abundance of unruly vines and ferns which imitate a fairy tale tower in a magical realm only adds to the eerie atmosphere of mystery and forgotten fairy tales number 4. the fishing village of hutawan in china the fishing village of hutawan is located on an island in the shenzi archipelago fewer than 100 kilometers from the bustling streets of shanghai on the mainland residents began to leave the village in the 1990s and hutawan was completely enveloped by vegetation in less than 30 years it was a fishing community with 3 000 residents only a decade before it was abandoned when the island’s supply of seafood became insufficient fishermen moved their families to the mainland with a few later returning to escort tourists around the island only adventurous tourists venture to the island visitors like appearing into the old and derelict houses which often have a museum-like heir to them with relics of the past such as household and furniture items locals on the other hand have had to put up warning signs because some of the structures are deemed to be hazardous to explore due to plant life hastening its ultimate deterioration 3. carbide wilson ruins in quebec canada although many visitors to gatineau park are familiar with the carbide wilson ruins they may be unfamiliar with the man who built them thomas leopold carbide wilson born in 1860 in woodstock ontario was a forerunner in the north american electrochemical industry holding over 70 patents the inventor’s fame and nickname carbide stem primarily from his discovery of calcium carbide manufacturing technique while working in the united states in 1892. as is often the case this discovery was made possible by signs of fortuitous coincidences although carbide secured a piece of real estate in the early 1900s his construction project was never completed as he died before it could be accomplished the only thing that remains today is the building’s empty shell that gives us a glimpse of the beauty that could have been the numerous empty spaces that would have been windows have instead become intertwined in the park’s twisting vegetation a waterfall right beside the structure completes nature’s invasion number two the ghost village of kayakoy in turkey kaiokoi is a small village located near the popular resorts of olo denis and fethi it is desolate and devoid of life its houses are falling apart and the streets are deserted kaiokoi was in full bloom around the turn of the 19th century schools churches shops and businesses were bustling and everyone lived in harmony in fact the village was flourishing the twist and most important portion of its history lies in the fact that turks and greeks coexisted inside the town outside of their beliefs in education the greeks and turks lived an integrated life and everyone just tried to make a decent living kaiokoi fell victim to a series of historic events including the loss of the first world war the collapse of the ottoman empire and the attempted greek annexation of the anatolian region the signing of the turk greek population exchange treaty however was unquestionably the final nail in the coffin greek christians were deported while muslim turks were ejected from the country when an earthquake struck the few inhabitants who remained finally left kaiokoi’s residents were ultimately used as pawns in a larger game played by higher powers a mistake that is being made to this day in many other countries and villages around the world number one chernobyl exclusion zone belarus in april 1986 a nuclear power plant explosion in chernobyl ukraine then part of the soviet union caused a cloud of radioactive particles that swept across europe the catastrophe is now known as the worst nuclear disaster in history with little time to prepare 350 000 people had to be evacuated from the exclusion zone the area surrounding the nuclear power plant as such many homes workplaces and classrooms remain in the same state as when their occupants left the chernobyl exclusions owners never peaked visitors interests as it has now thanks to hbo’s chilling depiction of the nuclear disaster and its harrowing aftermath when it comes to the world’s abandoned places the forsaken town of pripyat in ukraine is undoubtedly worth mentioning however the exclusion zone which first opened the public in april 2019 is on our list today wildlife thrives here including brown bears lynx and wolves as well as an estimated 200 plus bird species plant life and vegetation surround the streets and buildings showing that life will indeed always find a way so i really hope you found that video interesting if you did please do hit that thumbs up button below don’t forget to subscribe and as always thank you for watching you
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