Photos of Abandoned Buildings: Modern Day Ruins

by Hasan on September 12, 2009 · 16 comments

When you think of ruins, it’s likely that you think of things like old castles, forts, or cottages — run-down pieces of history from long ago. But the world is full of modern day ruins too, from former homes where people couldn’t afford the up-keep to factories no longer in production. In this photostream you can tour photos of abandoned buildings from around the world, getting a glimpse into the not-so-distant past.

Abandoned building in Bradford city center

Credit: EvilPrecious (via Flickr)

Credit: EvilPrecious (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Vancouver

Credit: JakeInVan (via Flickr)

Credit: JakeInVan (via Flickr)



Abandoned building in Lancashire, England

Credit: Clarky Snap (via Flickr)

Credit: Clarky Snap (via Flickr)

Abandoned building near downtown Detroit

 Credit: trance.field (via Flickr)

Credit: trance.field (via Flickr)

Abandoned port building in Newhaven, Sussex

Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Abandoned port building in Newhaven, Sussex

Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Abandoned port building at Newhaven, Sussex

Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Budapest, Hungary

Credit: temp13rec.(via Flickr)

Credit: temp13rec.(via Flickr)

Abandoned building somewhere in Bulgaria

Credit: DidoAmerikaneca (via Flickr)

Credit: DidoAmerikaneca (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

Credit: McPengy (via Flickr)

Credit: McPengy (via Flickr)



Abandoned building in New York

Credit: aramis2039 (via Flickr)

Credit: aramis2039 (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Springfield, Ohio

Credit: pandora1251 (via Flickr)

Credit: pandora1251 (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Cleveland, Ohio

Credit: _Russ_ (via Flickr)

Credit: _Russ_ (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Alaska

Credit: Train Fan (via Flickr)

Credit: Train Fan (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Seoul, Korea

Credit: annamatic3000 (via Flickr)

Credit: annamatic3000 (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Lodz, Poland

Credit: *angelreich (via DeviantArt)

Credit: *angelreich (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned building in Paço-de-Arcos, Lisbon

Credit: ~tiago13pereira (via DeviantArt)

Credit: ~tiago13pereira (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned building in North Central Ohio

Credit: ~DescendingSpiral (via DeviantArt)

Credit: ~DescendingSpiral (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned olive oil production plant somewhere

Credit: ~ghostdog276 (via DeviantArt)

Credit: ~ghostdog276 (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned plant somewhere in Estonia

Credit: ~666GirL666 (via DeviantArt)

Credit: ~666GirL666 (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned building somewhere in US

Credit: ~SinkingSunlight (via DeviantArt)

Credit: ~SinkingSunlight (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned building in Portland, Oregon

Credit: P.A.J. (via Flickr)

Credit: P.A.J. (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Salford, Manchester

Credit: =robertbeardwell (via DeviantArt)

Credit: =robertbeardwell (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned building in Latvia

Credit: ~SaintSnape (via DeviantArt)

Credit: ~SaintSnape (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned building somewhere in UK

 Credit: *Raveniia (via DeviantArt)

Credit: *Raveniia (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned textile plant somewhere

Credit: *fibreciment (via DeviantArt)

Credit: *fibreciment (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned paper mill in south west France

Credit: *fibreciment (via DeviantArt)

Credit: *fibreciment (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned building on Warsaw, Poland

Credit: ~w-p (via DeviantArt)

Credit: ~w-p (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned building in Kraków, Poland

Credit: ~Enescu (via DeviantArt)

Credit: ~Enescu (via DeviantArt)

Abandoned factory somewhere

Credit: *fibreciment (via DeviantArt)

Credit: *fibreciment (via DeviantArt)

{ 16 comments… read them below or add one }

Larry Fuller November 4, 2009 at 3:49 pm

Thanks for posting such cool pix. I am a photographer, from Las Vegas now living in Troutdale Ore. Love it here. I am really into abandended building. take care.

Larry :))

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Matthew Clark November 18, 2009 at 3:33 am

Great set of images and nice to see you chose one of my images to be included .

Cheers,

Matthew
(clarkysnap)

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Bill From Pennsylvania January 7, 2010 at 10:11 pm

Awesome pics, especially the last one!

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Wendy from Colorado April 4, 2010 at 11:19 am

Even though the buildings were abandoned…there is a presence of so many persons lives in your photos.

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elle May 12, 2010 at 5:31 am

they’re so creepy i love these !!!

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Rachel Goldberg July 24, 2010 at 10:19 am

I love these! I love that someone else takes pictures like these. Mine are nowhere near as good. I also want to learn to take pictures like some of these!!

Amazing

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scarlett October 15, 2010 at 3:44 am

Hey, I love you photos, such a unique collection! Would you be able to tell me where the abandoned building in Vancouver is??
Thanks!

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Jan p Kajander November 7, 2010 at 9:04 am

Hey

Fine collection

I looked in to the reason for such amount of abandonded buildings worldwide, the catastrophical situation in production in China regards enviroment with much of the machinepark from those abandonded factory’s, and a hidden “regulatory” tool in informatics and telecom blocking orders and sales, as well the overload of bureacrazy and irregularities in courtdocuments regards lingvistical matters, causing everything to just “hang in the air” despite paying for justice, there is a path here in the various “blocks” of functions in society

So i collected in various country’s some information, since it looks to be a worldwide phenomen.

Have a look on corfu.t35.com/arbete/
a job to do a Old macaronifactory
http://corfu.t35.com/macaroni/show/sf2_thumbs0.htm

As well the buildingindustry regards the tourist emporium mushroomed over the year without any guests for 6-9 months per year has a economical justification problem.

The china enviroment problem now at corfu.t35.com down at the left side, and not to forgett
the it telecom security and lack of answers, in the chapter of kortslutning, eg here translator works needs to be done translate.google.com

I found out that loops in irregularties inside state functions has been achived, lets say that even having right, awaiting justice and payday, another “package” arrived with even more injustice as it looks from the state or personel and its functions, eg the very reason for all matters above.

For sure much work to do…
Yours sincerely
Jan kajander
corfu.t35.com

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JD March 21, 2011 at 10:53 am

very interesting places that have unique architecture. i would easily turn one into a loft.. you couldn’t give me a new building theses days.

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craig April 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

whats the point in puting all these pics on if nobody no,s were owt is er

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Travis May 4, 2011 at 2:16 pm

here is a set I have been working on for a little while.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/blankdeluxe/

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marli lima August 10, 2011 at 2:46 am

please inform if you have some pictures of an abandoned commercial buidings which have blue glasses in the exterior, kind of colummns, this is very important, thanks for your attention
marli lima

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michael henry February 4, 2012 at 1:59 am

it really breaks my heart to see these once thriving business building abandoned to rotten away with neglect and decae, they have with stood time and trial enough, of all kinds anyone with just half a brain could fix them up in part or all, as offices or apartments or town house,s rent controled for the elderly. the 1st thing that they,l say is it,s too exspensive with out thinking you can probley sell the tons of scrap iron that is just waitng for trucks and men with torches to start renivation, i,d like to see some of that money being pissed away fighting for the freedom of people who hate us , and wont be able to keep it with out constant help. there is no good reason that anyone should be homeless in the us , and the really wealthy spend the money showing everyone else how rich they are ,what a waste,

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666GirL666 August 12, 2012 at 4:32 pm

“Abandoned plant somewhere in Estonia” is a metal factory in Tallinn, Estonia, named Dvigatel. it’s partly torn down, partly abandoned and partly working(just occupied by different firms).

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cherryblossom45 September 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

the last building called abandoned building somewere was a whole town in auaila called ruigyin.it has anfactory thats abandoned like the whole town.i think it was a fish factory or something.

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lemongrab44 September 3, 2012 at 9:21 pm

the last pic was not factory.it was a town in ausilla called pecgagu krec.i think it was torn down.

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