Abandoned

Ghost Town: Rhyolite, Nevada

This post is part of an occasional series where we visit some of the world’s most interesting abandoned places. A couple of hundred kilometres northwest of Las Vegas lies the former mining town of Rhyolite, one of the largest ghost…

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Thursday, 14th May 2009

Ghost Towns: Underwater Edition

This is the second in an occasional series where we’ll be travelling to some of the world’s most interesting abandoned places. Fuelled by the ancient myth of the lost continent of Atlantis, underwater cities have always been the subject of…

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Wednesday, 18th February 2009

Ghost Towns: Kolmanskop

This is the first in an occasional series where we’ll be looking at some of the world’s most interesting abandoned places. In 1908, diamonds were discovered in the Namib Desert, and one of the towns that sprang up to provide…

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Friday, 7th November 2008

Abandoned Experimental Pond

Here at Google Sightseeing we love to explore abandoned, off-limits places, much as the rest of the Internet does – from a safe distance. In the past we’ve featured abandoned towns, cities, mines and even whole abandoned islands, but we’ve…

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Tuesday, 16th September 2008

Centralia, a Ghost Town on Fire Since 1962

In 1962, a landfill site in Centralia, Pennsylvania was set on fire. The rubbish was located in the pit of an abandoned strip mine, and although it was believed to have been extinguished at the time, the fire actually remained…

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Tuesday, 5th February 2008

Hashima (Abandoned) Island

Hashima Island, 15 kilometres from Nagasaki, Japan, was once the densest human development on Earth, and today stands completely empty and abandoned. Mitsubishi bought the island in 18901 and began using it as a coal mining facility. When space for…

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Monday, 16th April 2007
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