Crystal Mill, Crystal, Coloroda.

The iconic Crystal Mill of Crystal, Colorado.
This mining structure has been bravely clinging onto this cliffs edge since the late 1800’s and sits nestled amidst a beautiful backdrop of Aspen trees.
Image Credit: Photograph by Erik Johnson Lincoln, Nebraska, United States of America.
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Source: Crystal Mill | Smithsonian Photo Contest | Smithsonian

Light at the end of a Empty Railway Tunnel.

Photograph by lifecatchme · · From Pic of the Week
What do you do when visiting an abandoned railway tunnel?
If you decided on a Picnic, yes, you’d be almost right, we always travel with a car loaded with food. On this day we had triple cream Brie, crackers, cider and chocolate.
When it comes to Photography we are giving Paul an 8.5 for a first attempt in a unknown location.
The steam of history past clings to the dark roof. The tannin water, orange, runs silently along the rails.
A ribbon of light illuminates the track. Leading to a light at the end of the tunnel.
Source: ABC OPEN: Tunnel at Tunnel || From Project: Pic of the Week

Villa Epecuen Argentina.

In the 1920’s, Villa Epecuén and its delightful salt lake were a popular tourist retreat for Buenos Aires vacationers.
Arriving by train, as many as 5,000 visitors at a time could relax in lavish quarters after taking advantage of the therapeutic waters of Lago Epecuén.
The mountain lake was usual in that its waters were saltier than any ocean—in fact, it was second only to the Dead Sea in salt content, and people suffering from depression, diabetes, and everything in-between came to soak in its healing waters—the very waters that would eventually harbor the village’s ruin.
In what can only be described as a freak occurrence, a rare weather pattern developed over Villa Epecuen in 1985, causing a seiche in the lake.
The seiche broke a dam, and then shoved its way through the dike. While the devastation was slow, it was thorough—the inevitable flood gradually devoured the entire village, submerging it under more than 30 ft. of briny waters. 280 businesses and countless personal dwellings disappeared under the surface like a modern-day Atlantis.
It wasn’t until 2009 that drier weather allowed the waters to retreat enough for the town to reemerge.
The damage total, the village was deemed a disaster area offering no incentive to rebuild.
What remains now is an eerie ghost town with rows and rows of dead, naked trees, decrepit buildings, and an entire landscape seemingly bleached out and stripped to bone by the once-healing salt waters that ravaged everything in sight.
See more via Villa Epecuen | Atlas Obscura.

School from the Vanishing West, Fresno.

Abandoned School in Fresno.
Image Credit: Photograph by Robert Cassway – Montana, USA
‘This photo shows the ravages of time and weather on a building that was left to decay after the families that lived in Fresno moved away.
It is part a larger series of photographs titled The Vanishing West’
via The walls have eyes: the best urban photography | Cities | The Guardian

‘The Island of Tears’ Spinalonga.

imageSpinalonga (photograph by Ggia/Wikimedia)
Abandoned: Mid-20th Century
Eerie Elements: After being carved off Crete to be a fortress, Spinalonga — sometimes called the Island of Tears — last served as a leper colony in the 20th century.
Can You Go? While once lepers shuddered to enter the island’s isolation through “Dante’s Gate,” now tourists are welcomed for visits with open arms, as long as they leave before the day is out.
Spinalonga in 2011 (photograph by Deror_avi/Wikimedia)
via Ghost Islands: Eight of the Eeriest Abandoned Places on the Seas | Atlas Obscura.

Rusting Away in Riyah, Lebanon.

An old locomotive rusts inside the abandoned Riyaq train station in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley on 1 May, 2019.
Rail transport in Lebanon began in the 1890s as French projects under the Ottoman empire, but largely ceased in the 1970s owing to the country’s civil war.
The last remaining routes ended for economic reasons in the 1990s.
At its peak, Lebanon had about 408 kilometers of railway.
Image Credit: Photograph by Joseph Eid / AFP / Getty
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