This is a selection of photographs showing places around the world that have been abandoned for many years. These serve as inspiration for my scrapbook and also show in conjunction with my previous post https://amandafullwoodma.wordpress.com/2013/12/30/the-post-apocalyptic-landscape-location-and-production-designthe-road/ that potential locations do exist and provide a wealth of visual information for the Production Designer.
Pripyat, a city of nearly 50,000, was totally abandoned after the nearby Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986.
The Ryugyong Hotel –Abandoned for 16 years. In 2008, work started again and although a lot of the interior is still abandoned and incomplete, the outside is now coated in $150 million worth of glass and has paying guests.
Abandoned Coal Plant – France
The abandoned Hashima Island which was once rich in coal, with over 5000 miners once living on the island.
Abandoned Power Plant – Belgium
Abandoned Domino Sugar Factory — Brooklyn, New York
Originally built during World War II to protect the River Thames.
References:- http://distractify.com/culture/arts/the-most-spectacular-abandoned-places-in-the-world/ [sourced on 28/12/2013]