Visiting 10 of the Most Interesting Abandoned Places on Earth

Visiting 10 of the Most Interesting Abandoned Places on Earth
Visiting 10 of the Most Interesting Abandoned Places on Earth

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Travelers looking for a getaway from the normal getaway should skip the sandy beaches to walk amid silent relics in Namibia, Chernobyl or an abandoned California gold mining town. These empty places may look like Scooby Doo set pieces, but they hold important clues to bigger mysteries about both the past and the future; the creep of urban decay and the necessity of memorializing tragedy. Sometimes history lives alone.