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BARNES HOSPITAL – MANCHESTER

The Barnes Hospital, also called Manchester Convalescent Home, is a former hospital, built by Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1875 in the rural area of the periphery of the city, with the intent to stay away from the industrial smog. It is now surrounded by big highways. The name of the hospital is due to a big donation from Robert Barnes who wanted a new hospital in the area of Cheadle. During the construction works, three high stone crosses were found, but today we know the location of just one: a…

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PARNITHAS SANATORIUM

Parnitha is a mountain located on the north of Athens, with a total area of about 300 square kilometers. In 1914 the Holy Monastery Asomaton-Petrakis offers this area to the Euaggelismos hospital to create a nursing asylum for tuberculosis patients. The area was quite remote from the urban center and the mountain climate is considered ideal for those patients. The sanatorium, worked for over 30 years hospitalizing hundreds of patients. Many of them never managed to leave the institution alive. The Sanatorium hosted many Athenian tuberculosis patients and dozens of…

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NUCLEAR GHOST TOWN – FUKUSHIMA, JAPAN’S CHERNOBYL

It was not so long ago that the whole world was on the edge of their seats watching the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl unfold right before their eyes. The live news footage from Ōkuma in Fukushima seemed like a scenario straight from the apocalypse, as viewers across the globe witnessed Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant go up in flames after being battered by a devastating scale 9.0 earthquake and massive tsunamis. A total of three meltdowns took place within the plant due to the failure of cooling systems and ineffective…

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Domino Sugar Factory

The Domino Sugar factory is situated in the neighborhood of Williamsburg in New York (USA). Today it is one the most important architectural icons of the city. The factory occupies a large area in front of the Williamsburg Bridge. In the past this neighborhood was characterized by hipster culture, but in recent years it has become a more and more fashionable quarter of New York because of its “urban brand” that attracts artists and creative, but especially young professionals and families wishing to start a new life, different from the…

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FINLAND’S ONLY GHOST TOWN

Jussaari is located 20 kilometres from the continental Finland, and it lies on an island bearing the same name. For hundreds of years the island has served as a brief stopping place for ships due to its vital location in the middle of sea routes. Earliest written documentation about Jussaari dates back to 1240. Jussaari is rich in iron ore. In fact there is so much of it that it even causes magnetic distraction for compasses which had been the main reason behind many shipwrecks during history. It has always…

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BARNES HOSPITAL – MANCHESTER

The Barnes Hospital, also called Manchester Convalescent Home, is a former hospital, built by Manchester Royal Infirmary in 1875 in the rural area of the periphery of the city, with the intent to stay away from the industrial smog. It is now surrounded by big highways. The name of the hospital is due to a big donation from Robert Barnes who wanted a new hospital in the area of Cheadle.During the construction works, three high stone crosses were found, but today we know the location of just one: a Celtic…

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Plokstines Missile Base – threat to the Europe

The Soviet missile base in Lithuania was a big threat to the Western Europe during the Cold War. It was able to destroy any city in Europe. From 1963 to 1978, 4 mid-range ballistic missiles SS-4 equipped with 2 megatons of thermonuclear power were located at Plokstine’s base in Lithuania. In comparison, the atomic bomb that hit Hiroshima was ready just for 13-16 kilotons. The base was built at Ploksciai village, next to Plateliai Lake. This location was chosen because of the perfect surrounding of lakes and forests, which made…

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Nara Dreamland Abandoned places 

Nara Dreamland – an abandoned theme park in Japan

Disneyland has always been a symbol of theme parks that many countries try to replicate and build their own one based on the layout of Disneyland. And Japan is not an exception. In 1961, Japan experienced a post-war economic miracle when the country started plenty of megaprojects and land developments. After a Japanese business man Kunizu Matsuo, the president of the Matsuo Entertainment Company, visited Disneyland in Anaheim near Los Angeles on the second half of the 1950s, he wanted to bring Disneyland to Nara, the old capital of Japan….

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The Zarifopol Mansion Abandoned places 

Zarifopol Mansion

The Zarifopol Mansion was built in 1850 by a Moldavian nobleman named Stephen Catargiu. It is located in a small town, Filipesti, in the Bacau county in Moldova. Zarifopol was the last name of the second owner of the place who came from Greece known as George Zarifopol. This mansion was nicknamed “House of the Devil” by the inhabitants after one of its owners committed suicide by hanging himself when the mansion was used as a school. According to the legend, blinded by his thirst for money he was manipulated…

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Ross Island — Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India

Ross Island used to be headquarters for the British administration of a penal settlement. It is one of the islands in the chain of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The plans for a settlement were made from 1788 to 1789, but at that time due to the high mortality the idea was soon dismissed. In 1887, the British administration established a jail and a penal colony which brought the people back to the island. It was occupied by Japanese troops in March 1942 and then returned back to the British control…

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