Usually, when we leave a building, we can safely assume that we’ll come back to visit again at some point. And if not us, then somebody else probably will. However, there are some buildings which people left, only to never return again. Here are some abandoned places that turned into haunting masterpieces over time.
A forgotten well in Sintra, Portugal
We’re not sure how anyone could forget about a place. Let alone a stunning ancient well in the middle of a city. But that is exactly what happened here. Since humanity developed more advanced water systems and moved past the need for wells, this beautiful old well in Sintra, Portugal was left to “rot,” but let’s just say that all these years alone have done it good.
An abandoned house in Kolmanskop, a ghost town in Namibia.
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This house clearly once had people living in it. We can tell from the unique color of the wallpaper and the cozy white doorway moldings. However, since no one has been living there for a long time, nature decided to take over. Back in 1908, a man discovered a diamond in this town, drawing people from all over the world who came in search of treasure. Sadly, once the area was dried up, it slowly became abandoned.