Ghost towns: a copy of Paris, abandoned the island and let miners metropolis
Travels / / December 19, 2019
On the planet there are still areas that do not get to meet a single person for many kilometers. It can be a place with severe climate or natural oases untouched by civilization. But there are opposite examples where nature gradually takes people currently built settlements and whole cities, abandoned for various reasons.
Nova Cidade de Kilamba is close to Luanda, the Angolan capital. China International Investment Corporation Property Management has built 750 houses for half a million people in Kilamba, construction cost $ 3.5 billion.
Under the plan, most of the apartments residents of Angola had to buy on credit. But to get a loan for most of them is almost impossible. In Angola, there are so many members of the middle class, who would be able to buy these apartments. At the moment, the city settled about a thousand people. Kilamba has become a ghost town.
In the past, kayak was home to 20,000 people, but people gradually moved to other areas, and the end of the Greco-Turkish War (1919-1922 years) in the city is almost no one left. Kayaköy was forced rasselon on an agreement on the exchange of populations between Greece and Turkey.
Today a ghost town turned into a museum, where one can still find hundreds of Greek buildings, including two Greek Orthodox churches and the fountain of the XVII century. Kayaköy is under the control of the Turkish government and the protection of UNESCO and has become quite a popular destination for tourists.
In the 90 years of coal deposits were found in the vicinity of the future city of Kangbashi. Inspired by this event, investors and developers in 2001 began to build in this place a big city one million people.
Today Kangbashi fully built: thousands of homes, parks, airports, museums, theaters, sculptures on the streets. But instead of a million people live there, only 30 thousand. Almost all real estate bought investment funds and wealthy individuals, but were unable to resell: the majority of Chinese people do not have the possibility to buy an apartment or a house at an inflated price. So potentially thriving metropolis has become the world's largest ghost town.
has long been built imitation of European cities, particularly active developers undertook up in recent years in China. One of these cities became copies Tyanduchen imitating the French capital. Tyanduchen quite accurately replicates the architecture of Paris, including Notre Dame Cathedral and a smaller version of the Eiffel Tower.
Tyanduchen poctpoili mainly for bogatyx kitaytsev, but have chosen a strange location in the countryside. Of the expected 10 thousand people moved there only two thousand. Wealthy Chinese to move to Tyanduchen not in a hurry, and simple peasants can never get used to the fountains and the sculptures of East Paris.
Tyanduchen recently became the site of action in the video for the song Gosh British electronic Jamie XX.
The entire territory of the Japanese island of Hasim takes the once thriving city. Hasim quickly developed around the mining industry, but in the 70 years of coal mining ceased and the company Mitsubishi closed the mine. All the inhabitants left the island. For many years, the island was closed to the public, and the perpetrators were deported from the country. On this measure the Japanese authorities were forced to make because of the black diggers trying to find in the abandoned town of valuable items.
In 2015, UNESCO made Hasim the island a World Heritage Site, and it was opened for tourists, but some are available only safe part of town. The island can be turned into a museum, if I can find the investment to restore at least part of the buildings. During its heyday Hasim was the most populous city in the world, today it is a ghost town.
On the island filming scenes of the film "007: Coordinates" Skayfoll. ' "
Centralia is located in Pennsylvania, USA. In 1962, during the cleaning of the city landfill, hired by the volunteers burned trash, but not extinguished until the end, because of what the fire gradually spread underground in coal mines under city. The fire in the mines and could not repay, the surface began Carbon monoxide. And in 1981 there was an incident with a boy 12-year-old Todd Domboski nearly killed when he fell in suddenly arisen due to underground fire ground fault.
In the end, the US government allocated money for the resettlement of residents. Almost all the townspeople left, but a number of families refused to move, so this ghost town is still possible to meet people. Most of the buildings in Centralia was demolished, but the city remained the church and cemetery.
This place served as a prototype for the city in Silent Hill.
Italian town, built on the rocks, for their long existence has experienced many earthquakes and occupation. In the late 1990s, after the next earthquake, it became clear that the rocks under the city could collapse at any moment, so residents had to leave.
Officially, the tour to the picturesque Krakow is not carried out. Only the brave tourists are risking their lives to see this place with my own eyes.
Some scenes from the film "Quantum of Solace" and "The Passion of the Christ" was shot in Krakow.
Varosha - a district of the city of Famagusta in Cyprus. In the 1970s, Famagusta was the center of tourism in Cyprus and one of the most popular holiday destinations in the world. Especially a lot of tourists to settle in Varosha, which built many hotels, bars and restaurants. This place is visited by Elizabeth Taylor, Brigitte Bardot and many other stars of the time.
In 1974 in the country there was a political coup, in response to which Cyprus Turkish army invaded and occupied including Famagusta. The Greeks were evacuated and still can not go back. Varosha has become a ghost quarter.
Since the early 2000s Kadykchan in the Magadan region has become a ghost town that once housed the mine and the company for the extraction of coal. To build the mine and urban-type settlement began during the Great Patriotic War, and mined coal used in TPP Arkagalinskaya. The settlement gradually developed, and by the end of the 80s in Kadykchane population of almost six thousand. But after the collapse of the USSR, the company went into decline.
In 1996 Kadykchan mine explosion occurred, killing six people, and as a result the mine was closed. People began to evict of the buildings left. In 2001, in the village still lived people, but since 2010 there were only Kadykchane crumbling house.