We can think that we’re leaving our mark on the Earth as much as we want, but it’s only temporary. With time, Mother Nature reclaims its lost territories and there’s not much we can do about it.
WebMDI has compiled a list of photos of abandoned cars, buildings, and even entire towns that are losing their battles against disappearing into their natural surroundings, and you don’t have to be an urban explorer to be moved by them.
“By the sweat of your brow, you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it, you were taken; for dust, you are and to dust, you will return.”
01. Amazing Abandoned 13th Century Château Located In France
02. An Abandoned Church In France
TheBBC(with scientific advice from Dr. Philip Wheeler, OU.) has entertained this thought as well. Within just days, the electricity grid fails as supplies run out. There’s nobody to override the power stations’ failsafe mechanisms, too.
03. Someone Added Googley Eyes To This Tree Consuming A Bridge
Within a week, the subways built under the water table flood. To put things into perspective, the 47 million liters ( 12.4M gallons) of water that was pumped out of the London Underground every day inundates tunnels. Without heating and air conditioning, mold takes over surfaces in homes and offices. Other plants begin taking over buildings as different species compete for space.
04. Abandoned House, Norway Style
Eventually, the lines between city and countryside get blurred. Windows fall out of rotten frames and wildlife takes over towns and cities. Meanwhile, farmland gets covered by scrub and trees.But scattered on the surface, some things will never degrade. Metals corrode, plastics start breaking down and dispersing, but stainless steel pans, stranded granite worktops, and billions of car tires remain.
05. Abandoned Apartment Building Being Claimed By The Sea In The Former Fishing Village Of Kirovsky, Russia
Nuclear facilities fail. Some explode, unleashing an enormous amount of radiation onto the local ecosystem causing many animals to die. The radiation makes others mutate, creating new evolutionary lines. In a way, it’s kind of. soothing to know that the universe would carry on even without us, isn’t it?