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Air Force Missile Site 8

Air Force Missile Site 8 - That Nearly Began World War 3

Nov 10 2011

Retired top-secret installations are nothing short of jaw-dropping, and this one definitely does not fail to impress. This top secret facility was also once known as Titan II ICBM Site 571-7 because of the massive Titan II missile that it housed inside of it.

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A Lost Place - Achill Island, Ireland

Nov 8 2011

A stunning shot of Keem Beach in Clare, Ireland by Kerstin Enderlein.

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Abandoned Village in Japan

Abandoned Russian Village... In Japan

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.

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Abandoned Aircraft Cemetery

Not Your Average View From Your Apartment's Windows

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.

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Cactus Dome Nuclear

Cactus Dome: The Giant Vault Hiding the Past

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.

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Rubjerg Lighthouse Sunset

Shifting Sands of Time - Rubjerg Lighthouse

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).

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Buzludza Communist Bulgaria

A Strange Structure High In The Bulgarian Mountains

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.

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San Juan Parangaricutiro Church

Ancient Mexican Church Buried in the Past

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.

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Wolrd Discoverer Google Maps

A Shipwreck Seen from Space

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.

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Abandoned BMW Dealership

Abandoned BMW Dealer: Frozen in Time

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.

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