Tuesday, August 12, 2014

My Top 10 Coolest Abandoned Places


El Hotel de Salto in Columbia
El Hotel de Salto in Columbia. “In 1924, the then-luxurious Hotel (Refugio d)el Salto was inaugurated on the cliff facing the waterfall but due to contamination of the river water, believed to be a result of the popular locale, it was closed in the early 90′s. There has been talk of reopening it and restoring it to its former glory (but as a museum or even a police station) which might help rid the place of its apparent ghosts. They are said to haunt the hotel and according to the caretaker, are believed to be from the old days when bar fights on the second story would end up on its balcony, sometimes resulting in a drunk patron losing more than the fight.”
Sunken Yacht in Antarctica.A 76' luxury powerboat trapped and perfectly preserved under the water due to ice compression and 60 knot winds were too much for the yacht.
A 76-foot powerboat has sunk in Antarctica, now trapped under ice. Four Brazilian men who were touring the remote area in a trawler were rescued from the sinking vessel, Ice compression and 60-knot winds are suspected as the cause of the sinking. The boat is owned by the Brazilian journalist and entrepreneur João Lara Mesquita, who was making a documentary in the region. - See more at: http://www.thestupidstation.com/home/image/344/3789/The-30-Most-Beautiful-Abandoned-Places-in-the-World#sthash.eWcO8fir.dpuf
A 76-foot powerboat has sunk in Antarctica, now trapped under ice. Four Brazilian men who were touring the remote area in a trawler were rescued from the sinking vessel, Ice compression and 60-knot winds are suspected as the cause of the sinking. The boat is owned by the Brazilian journalist and entrepreneur João Lara Mesquita, who was making a documentary in the region. - See more at: http://www.thestupidstation.com/home/image/344/3789/The-30-Most-Beautiful-Abandoned-Places-in-the-World#sthash.eWcO8fir.dpuf



Christ of the Abyss
The statue was born from an idea by Duilio Marcante following the death of Dario Gonzatti, one of the pioneers of scuba diving, during a dive in 1950. Duilio pushed for the installation of a statue of Christ on the seabed; on 22 August 1954 the statue of the Christ of the Abyss was placed in the bay in front of San Fruttuoso, between Camogli and Portofino, near the Abbey of San Fruttuoso. The statue, about 2.50 meters high and built by sculptor Guido Galletti, was placed by the Italian Navy about 15 meters deep, with the help of many divers. The hands of Christ, addressed to the surface (or heaven) are in a sign of peace.



Denbegh Mental Hospital in Denbegh North Wales.The North Wales Lunatic Asylum was the first psychiatric institution built in Wales; construction began in 1844 and completed in 1848 in the town of Denbigh. The U-shaped Tudorbethain style hospital was built due to the spreading word of mistreatment of Welsh people in English asylums; The North Wales Hospital would be a haven for welsh speaking residents to seek treatment without prejudice or a language barrier.


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The United Artist Theater. Closed in 1997, the building was stripped of much of its remaining plasterwork and scrap metal. Today the building continues to stand empty and faces probable destruction.


S.S. America – Fuerteventura, Canary Islands. This ocean liner was being towed for renovations when the tow lines snapped. The ship has been left for mother nature.


 Spreepark – Berlin, Germany. An abandoned amusement park.


Gulliver’s Travels Park – Kawaguchi, Japan. Again an abandoned amusement park.


 Château Miranda – Celles, Belgium. The castle was originally built by French aristocrats fleeing the revolution. During and after World War II, Miranda Castle was used as an orphanage. It was abandoned in 1980, with the family refusing to allow authorities to care for the structure. Because of its past, this haunting castle remains a favourite amongst ghost hunters.


Yashima Japan.Yashima is a high and open plateau on one of the main islands of Japan. During peak economic years in the 1980s investors decided to create a resort village complete with a half-dozen hotels, curio shops and a rail line to the top of the peak of the city. When the economy fell on harder times and they could not bring in the tourist dollars the entire village was shut down, leaving many shops with eerie remnant collections of collectible tourist goodies and leaving furniture and other relics in the hotels and other support buildings.

Please explore the interesting stories behind these great abandoned pieces of art.

Disclaimer:These pictures were taken from different websites.


Until we meet again, if we do!

Claudia


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