At the heart of the Spanish Pyrenees, within the village of Canfranc, lies an out-of-use railway station. The Canfranc International Railway Station operated between 1928 and 1970 and was once upon a time a hub for railway traffic between the Spanish and French borders. It was so big, it used to be referred to as the “Titanic of the Mountains.”
After being shut down, it stood empty and neglected for over five decades. The good news? It’s being renovated as we speak! Funding for the project was approved by the EU in 2020, and the wheels are in motion. Literally.
Church In The Snow, Canada
This church located in a small town in Ontario, Canada looks as though it has not been inhabited for some time and is in desperate need of a community to come and revive it.
With the sun shining through its windowless frame it looks quite inviting, and whoever was passing by this church and snapped the photo clearly felt inspired at the moment.
Kennecott Concentration Mill in Alaska
The 14-story Kennecott concentration mill is one of many preserved buildings in the town of Kennecott, Alaska, which became a ghost town in 1938 when the Kennecott Copper Corporation left without notice, leaving everything behind.
This included buildings, personal belongings, and professional equipment. Nowadays, visitors can tour the ghost town to get a glimpse of what life in it was like and listen to fascinating stories.
The Ruins of the Nakagusuku Hotel in Okinawa, Japan
This beautiful, abandoned place also has a spooky story behind it, so grab a seat by the figurative bonfire. The Nakagusuku hotel also named the Royal Hotel or Kogen Hotel, was in fact never completed. Its location was chosen due to the breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean and the East China Sea, but the owner refused to listen to warnings about the multitude of graves located across the hotel's construction site.
After quite a few mysterious accidents, workers refused to continue the construction, coming to believe the area was cursed.
The Bay of Abandoned Hotels in Croatia
This special abandoned place is rich in history. The Bay of Kupari used to be a fancy resort for military officers back in the 60s. Later on, in the 80s, it also opened its gates to wealthy tourists from overseas. But in 1991, after the onset of the Yugoslavian War, the resort suffered serious damage.
What was once a luxurious resort is now a bunch of half-ruined, empty, debris-filled buildings. The view of the Adriatic Sea is still spectacular, though.