March 30, 2013Blog Archives
Featured in Part Two of our recent Ghost Towns of the World article, Cañada de Benatanduz sits high on the Sierra de la Cañada mountain range at an altitude of 1,422 feet.
This article looks at the submerging of several settlements in the past century in order to build reservoirs in response to an increasing demand for tap water.
Located close to Dhaka in Bangladesh, the ghost town of Panam City, or Panam Nagar, lies within Sonargaon, and was once an important trading centre at the end of the Grand Trunk Road.
Part Two of our global ghost towns feature features 10 more amazing abandoned settlements across the world.
Humans have always excelled at being an unsettled, roving species. As these historic ghost towns reflect, communities rise and fall for numerous reasons, leaving their settlements frozen in time.
One of several ghost cities of Eurasia, the abandoned resort of Varosha in Famagusta was once Northern Cyprus’ most exclusive tourist resort, now known by some as the ‘Ghost City’.
Located near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales, these abandoned cottages with their elaborate tiered gardens and stone privies mark the remains of Rhiwddolion.
On the eastern side of Nevada’s Delamar Valley stand the ruins of a ghost town that had thrived between produced $13.5 million in gold between 1895 and 1900.
Mary and Johnny Gorden of AdventureUS Trails recently passed through the old ghost town of Rush while exploring Buffalo Point National Park in Arkansas.
Like other isolated archipelagos, the Faroe Islands boast a number of ghost towns and abandoned places, from remote fishing and farming communities to defunct whaling stations.
Europe is littered with ghost towns, abandoned cities and other deserted settlements. But Finland boasts only one – a former iron ore mining community called Jussarö, abandoned in 1967.
Isolated and enigmatic on Bressay in the Shetland Islands, the abandoned village of Cullingsburgh is an intriguing place where several gravestones in the former churchyard postdate the decline of the settlement.
If you’re looking for a peaceful northern idyll to escape the madding crowds, Slættanes in the Faroe Islands, with its 12 abandoned houses, could be for you.
Part 12 of our weekly link round-up explores historic abandoned missile silos, “feral houses”, ghost towns and cabooses turned into living spaces – enjoy!
We’ve explored two ghost towns on the Faroe Islands – Múli and the deserted whaling station of Við Áir. Skarvanes is a similar village on the island of Sandoy.