Abandoned places capture our imagination. From their history to their current dilapidated state, they never fail to invoke the curiosity within us.
Gubug Temple - Bali, Indonesia
Unfortunately due to heavy rainfall and flooding the surface of the lake rises above the temple.
Agung Krispimandoyo / National Geographic
An abandoned home surrounded by wheat fields - Oregon, USA
Vending machine brought in by the tsunami in abandoned rice field - Fukishima, Japan
A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano - Chechnya, Russia (1994)
An abandoned railway - Illawarra, Australia
Kolmanskop, a ghost town in the Namib Desert - Namibia
Abandoned train depot - Czestochowa, Poland
Christ of the Abyss - San Fruttuoso, Italy
Mossy table tops at an abandoned hotel - Japan
The abandoned Wonderland Amusement Park - near Beijing, China
David Gray / Getty images
El Hotel Del Salto - Cundinamarca, Colombia
Holland Island - Maryland, USA
Flickr user 'baldeaglebluff'
The remains of the Pegasus - Ross Island, Antarctica
An abandoned mill from 1866 - Sorrento, Italy
Flickr user 'logicalrealist'
Bennet College, a women's college, closed in 1978 - New York, USA
An abandoned sunken yacht - Antarctica
1984 Winter Olympics bobsleigh track - Sarajevo, Bosnia & Herzegovina
Lawndale Theater - Chicago, USA
Abandoned frozen soviet submarine base - Russia
Abandoned "Domino Sugar" factory - Brooklyn, USA