The hotel was originally built alongside the Tequendama falls in 1928 and was supposed to serve as an upmarket retreat for Colombia’s wealthier holiday goers. It was soon discovered that the Tequendama falls were actually contaminated which meant no one was interested in visiting them.
The hotel stood empty and abandoned. The building is still there today and has a haunted quality to it.
Submarine Base in Balaklava, Ukraine
This former submarine base used to be one of the Soviet Union’s top-secret naval bases. Based in a town called Balaklava, it was decommissioned in 1993 and much like the metro system tunnel it was said to be able to withstand a nuclear attack.
This site isn’t actually abandoned as today it is home to the Ukrainian Naval Museum, also known as the “Cold War Museum” and hosts an exhibition on the Crimean War.
Subway Tunnel in Kyiv, Ukraine
This image was taken from the inside of an abandoned subway tunnel which makes up part of the metro system in Kyiv, Ukraine. As you can see, it remains unfinished with the bottom of the tunnel flooded and the natural phenomenon of stalactite growing down from the roof.
It is said that all of the metro tunnels in Ukraine are also purpose-built to withstand a nuclear attack, and so in the event, the population of Kyiv could take shelter in the tunnel system.
Train Station, Abkhazia, Georgia
This beautiful old train station was abandoned in 1993 after the war between Georgia and Russia and fell into a state of disrepair.
The conflict between the two regions caused the area to be isolated, and the station was neglected. If you were to try and visit, you would still be able to see some of the intricate colonnades and rosettes on the ceiling in the plasterwork. There is also still some mahogany furniture in situ.
Abandoned Mill, Italy
The Valley of the Mills in Sorrento gives us a clue as to what life would be like without humans. This building was originally a mill for grinding up wheat, there was also a sawmill in the area. The buildings are said to date back to the 13th Century, but when wheat milling was moved to nearby pasta mills, the buildings became obsolete and fell into disrepair.
The mills have also been separated from the sea by the construction of Tasso Square which increased the humidity in the region, causing people to leave in search of a more livable climate.