Rolling hills, quaint pastoral landscapes, lyrical canyon swirls, turquoise blue water – nature is indeed a great artist. And when it decided to reclaim what rightfully belongs to her, the result is simply breathtaking. Here are just some of those wonderfully, mind-blowing places reclaimed by nature.
Ukraine’s Tunnel of Love
Deep in the forest of Ukraine is a leafy-green tunnel that looks like some setting of a romantic fantasy movie. The Tunnel of Love, as it is known, is an amusement railway located near the settlement of Klevan. It measures 8.1 long and provides passage for a private train that provided wood to a local factory.
Abandoned Mill, Sorrento, Italy
In the town of Sorrento south of Italy is a deep canyon known to many as “the valley of the mills”. And in this narrow valley thick is an old, abandoned flourmill overrun by wild, verdant overgrowth. The mill was said to have begun operating in the 900s but was abandoned around 1866 when it was isolated from the sea by creation of the Tasso square or Piazza Tasso.
Chattilon Automobile Graveyard, Belgium
Even wondered what nature does to the junks we created? She allows them to “rust” in peace. Somewhere in the Belgian town of Saint-Leger in Wallonia is a place called Chattilon. And in its smalled forest is a mechanical graveyard of vintage vehicles. Stories have it this vehicle cemetery was started when WW2 American servicemen stationed in the area hid their cars in the forest due to the cost of overseas shipping. They planned to retrieve their cars at a later date, but this was never realized, leaving the vintage vehicles in the mercy of the elements and car enthusiasts who are looking for spares.
Kolmanskop Ghost Town, Namibia
Waves of sands flowing through doors and empty rooms – the image is almost dream-like, so surreal. This is what the insides of the abandoned houses in the ghost town of Kolmanskop look like. The place used to be a rich mining village but it was eventually abandoned in 1954 when the diamond field was exhausted.