Nov 4 2011
After the collapse of the Soviet Union many people fled the country - whether it was for tourism or business, many came to Japan. This village was created specifically for people from the former Soviet States. Many businessmen who were looking to make a large profit from selling old Japanese cars in former Soviet countries stayed here. However the fate of this village was undone shortly after its opening.
Oct 19 2011
This airplane and helicopter graveyard was once the central airport of Moscow. This airport has a lot of history – on May 9, 1945 an airplane landed here with documents stating the surrender of Nazi Germany.
Oct 2 2011
During the 1950's United States conducted many nuclear tests over the "Pacific Proving Grounds". This was one of them. In 1958 operation "Cactus" was completed - an 18 kT (kiloton) nuclear bomb was dropped and this 350ft crater was created.
Sep 21 2011
The Rubjerg Knude lighthouse was first lit on December 27, 1900. Today it rests abandoned on top of the 200 foot (60 m) cliff on the coast of the North Sea, in northern Denmark. Each year the coast erodes approximately 4.9 feet (1.5 m).
Sep 13 2011
In 1891, socialists led by Dimitar Blagoev assembled secretly in this area to form an organized socialist movement. In honor of this act, during the rule of Soviet Union, the following saucer-like monument was built on top of this pass.
Sep 1 2011
In 1943 Volcán de Parícutin began erupting without warning, it buried two entire villages in the process. The village of San Juan Parangaricutiro was one of them and the only thing left to remind us of the village that was once here is an ancient church. It is buried under more than 20 feet of lava rock.
Aug 31 2011
This half-sunken sea-liner is named the World Discoverer. It met its fate on April 30th, 2000, when it hit an uncharted reef in the Solomon Islands. Now it has become a popular tourist attraction and is visible from space on Google Maps.
Aug 15 2011
This BMW dealer is literally a time capsule. Left untouched since the 1980's, there are many 'new' models from that time. Strange that something like this would just get left behind and untouched for so long. The rumor has it, the dealer owner lost selling rights.
May 10 2011
There are many uninhabited islands around Japan, this one is a bit different - it was once a very busy and a heavily populated island. Now nothing remains but a ghost town. Look at some of these pictures to get a feel of this eerie place.
Apr 26 2011
It has been 25 years since the Chernobyl nuclear power plant had its melt down. This was the biggest nuclear meltdown in history of our planet. The town on the outskirts of the power plant, Pripyat has a very eerie feel to it and remains abandoned.