Deserted Places, Iceland & Bulgaria.

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In a deserted area of Iceland’s south coast lies the wreck of a 1940s Douglas DC-3 aircraft.
Photographer David de Rueda said: ‘I arrived there at 4 am and, as we waited, polar lights gradually appeared on the horizon.
‘I admired this magic show until dawn and used a 90-second exposure, with some light painting added inside the plane, to capture this image.
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 The Buzludzha monument explored at night.
The crumbling tribute to the formation of the Bulgarian Social Democratic party in 1891 is on the top of the Buzludzha mountain, which was the scene of a battle between Bulgarian nationalists and Ottoman forces
Source: Abandoned places – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian

Abandoned train tracks and small-town history.

All Photos by Greg Davis
An amateur photographer with a passion for preserving Australian history is using old railway lines to lead him to relics that have withstood the test of time.
Sydney real estate agent Greg Davis spends his spare time photographing neglected and historical buildings, abandoned bridges and disused train stations around Australia.”They were probably good little towns when they were going, but now you go there and there is half a dozen buildings left,” he said.
So far, he has photographed towns in New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland and Western Australia.His most recent expedition was to Western Australia. in March.
Mr Davis edits and researches all the buildings and landmarks so he can provide information with the images.
“I was always amazed by roads that had closed or old bridges, but your parents would never want to stop the car to let you have a look,” he said.
Fast-forward more than 50 years and social media helped him realise other people shared his interest in small-town history.
Source: Amateur photographer follows old train tracks across country to document small-town history – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

The Abandoned Grandeur of Crumbling Palaces

Thomas Jorion, “Pappagallo, Italie” (2018), Pigment print, American box frame in raw oak, image courtesy of Esther Woerdehoff Galerie.
Many photographers seek to capture beautiful ephemeral moments with their camera lens,.
French photographer Thomas Jorion is drawn to a more eternal timeline.
Using an analog 4×5 camera, Jorion focuses on abandoned places: spaces and structures lost to the nature and time.
In his photographs, once majestic buildings that are now largely forgotten are given the same careful composition and attention that more currently-engaged spaces might receive.
His solo exhibition explores the abandoned villas and palaces of Italy.
You can see more of Jorion’s work on Instagram.”Cedri, Italie” (2017),.
Source: The Abandoned Grandeur of Crumbling Palaces Showcased in Large Format Photographs by Thomas Jorion | Colossal

Bhangarh, India’s Haunted City.

Bhangarh ghost city India 2It has lain abandoned for the best part of 400 years and is said to be the most haunted place in India.

Situated between the cities of Delhi and Jaipur in the state of Rajasthan the true reason for its abandonment has been lost to history, though there are several legends surrounding its fate.

Even today no-one is allowed to enter the ghost city of Bhangarh after twilight – it is said that if they do they will never return.

Bhangarh ghost city India 1Image credit Flickr User Saad.Akhtar

Within the grounds there are still majestic temples to major Hindu deities: Shiva, Lavina Devi and Gopinath are represented among others but the throngs of worshipers who clamoured for entrance to the temple are long gone.

The town was first built in the reign of Bhagwant Das, a powerful maharaja, in 1573.

It is said that a local guru was asked for permission to build the city.Bhangarh ghost city India 3

Read further via Bhangarh – India’s Haunted City ~ Kuriositas

St Peter’s Seminary, Glasgow.

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An aerial view of St Peter’s Seminary, Cardross, Argyll and Bute. The site was abandoned in 1980. Photograph: Alamy
St Peter’s seminary was built in 1966 and abandoned in 1980.
Thirty-five years of neglect have left their mark, but there are plans to restore it
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Interior view of the ruined basilica, covered in graffiti, and with openings to the sky and trees. Photograph: Alamy
via The extraordinary ruins of St Peter’s seminary, near Glasgow – in pictures | Art and design | The Guardian.