In your lifetime, you’ll visit a number of places that’ll take your breath away. The Eiffel Tower, the Grand Canyon, Horseshoe Bend, or even the end point of a local hike. And then there are some places that are as curious as they are beautiful, in fact so curious that you’ll feel shivers up and down your spine just standing there.

Below you’ll find 32 of these places, a majority of which were abandoned due to budget cuts and fires, among other reasons. Neglected for years, many of these dilapidated structures are now being reclaimed by nature, and it’s as awe-inspiring as ever.

#1. Signs of life at a deserted church in France.


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