Photos of Abandoned Buildings: Modern Day Ruins

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

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Credit: JakeInVan (via Flickr)


Abandoned building in Lancashire, England

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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

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Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Abandoned port building in Newhaven, Sussex

Credit: howzey (via Flickr)
Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Abandoned port building at Newhaven, Sussex

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Credit: howzey (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Budapest, Hungary

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Credit: temp13rec.(via Flickr)

Abandoned building somewhere in Bulgaria

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Credit: DidoAmerikaneca (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham

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Credit: McPengy (via Flickr)


Abandoned building in New York

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Credit: aramis2039 (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Springfield, Ohio

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Credit: pandora1251 (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Cleveland, Ohio

Credit: _Russ_ (via Flickr)
Credit: _Russ_ (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Alaska

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Credit: Train Fan (via Flickr)

Abandoned building in Seoul, Korea

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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

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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)

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