Abandoning things that were once used by many people sounds like a sad and depressing story. Unfortunately, many man-made structures succumb to this fate once they are no longer useful. Oddly, some of these structures take on different form of beauty. Almost like a rustic antique that increases in value with every sign of age. From the Manteno State Mental Hospital in Manteno, Illinois to the glorious Erice Castle in Sicily, Italy; these abandoned structures are surprisingly beautiful. Check out these 25 most beautiful abandoned places you won’t believe exist.
This amazing ruin The Beatles visited back in the 1960's at Rishikesh, northern India to attend an advanced transcendental meditation training session at the Ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
This old "haunted" abandoned house in a rural area of Kerala, India.
Les Tours de Merle, in the Correze department of France, which has been abandoned since 1574.
Abandoned building from the Manteno State Mental Hospital in Manteno, Illinois
The magnificent Temple of Apollo at Delphi, Greece
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