~ “See above, there is cloud circulate in ‘THAT’ place. Where something hidden reside!” ~
THAT place or specifically *** city , with white sky and creepy atmosfer. These cities have long fought for his life. They occupied the richest deposits of minerals, crossroads of trade routes and water ways . But in the battle with the economy, nature and time, they could not win. Now ghost towns stare blind dusty windows on the deserted streets, where slowly but surely takes its emptiness.
Throughout the world, you can count no less than a thousand people, full of life before in that place, but now completely abandoned. It’s slow death the vast majority of towns , villages and towns. So now abandoned is obliged to primarily the economy, or rather uneconomical benefit. Where rich deposits – was necessary and settlement somewhere because workers must live. Or for example, trade routes – in their crosshairs appeared town grew. But the empty field, roads , modern merchants turned their thoughts to the other parties, and that’s coming to an end location. And people are serving away from their homes in search of a new happiness.
For example :
In the west, Japan is a place about which even the modern Japanese little heard. Gunkanjima – not even an island, but rather the reef, in 1810 there found incredible deposits of coal , and in the same year, the first people settled reef .
It went rapid construction, the reef all expanded, people streamed the river there. And half a century, was the most populous Gunkanjima city on the planet, where 1 km2 (a reef was not larger in size ) lived more than five thousand inhabitants. But coal was approaching it’s end, the mine could not give out the right amount of fuel , and then they dried up completely . And by 1974 on an artificial island, which has become a reef , there is not a single person there.
Dead City emptied with high-rise buildings in a single moment , houses for workers and mines slowly crumbles to dust. At the present time it is impossible to visit the island. Almost all the buildings are in disrepair , and the Japanese government will not allow anybody here .
But sometimes events that led to the devastation of urban areas , there are far more terrible . In the Far East, Siberia , the Urals – there are many former camps , which according to the documents and never existed . When people were taken away and the building remained deserted camp home colony , towers, many of them turned to dust by time. Here even looters can not get too far from the “mainland”.
But much worse when the signal to evict submits the element. Here begins the real, unexpected and terrible tragedy . So it was, when in April 1986 flashed Chernobyl and Pripyat town , whose population at the time was more than fifty thousand people, was rapidly losing its people : who left , and who died.
He stands just three kilometers from the destroyed local café. A dashing nineties Pripyat again saw people, but they were ordinary looters who roamed the left and did not even locked apartment on the prowl. And even the fear of radiation sickness did not stop.
I guess Pripyat – the most famous ghost town, but it’s not a very nice title too sad in his story. Today, when the risk of irradiating the radiation become less in Pripyat organized many tours, modern stalkers dream to touch witnessed a terrible tragedy.
Sometimes the cause of emergency eviction of people getting the disease. One of the tributaries of the Angara still stands a few dozen villages , abandoned and neglected . Now find out what kind of virus was the reason that the people have cast their homes , belongings , unmade beds, hard , all information is lost in the flow of time. One thing is clear : the evacuation was a total and unexpected .
About the Greek city – quarter Varosha Cyprus , perhaps few have heard it. In 1974 , as part of the second phase of the invasion of the Turks in Messaoria entered the tanks. The Greek population was quickly evacuated . A Varosha was closed CSKA Turkey. So he stands to this day was once a major tourist destination in Cyprus, with fully equipped with all the necessary hotels, trendy shops and thirty years ago and abandoned couches on the beach.
The city is closed and Greeks who lived there ( they are not allowed to return ), and for journalists. In 2004, the Turkish Cypriots would return Varosha , but they still “generous” gift ago did not take it.
Another town, Italian Balestrino, there was not yesterday and not even in the last century , and in the distant XI century, and more than eight centuries lived fared so myself. Here settled farmers and cultivated olive wonderful. But in 1953, the last resident left Balestrino : the thing hardball series of earthquakes that thoroughly destroyed settlements. Balestrintsy prefer to move to a safer and more close to the civilization of the city of Italy.
In America, uninhabited cities is much higher than in Italy. To date, American real estate ghosts of former lives are over there. And very soon, likely to join their ranks of Detroit and once city-millionaire or city for millionaires. Developing on the background of the boom in the automotive industry, in the forties, he was a magnificent spectacle. For a while, it was literally a world center for the assembly of passenger cars. Public transportation in Detroit has been created for the poor, and the most expensive cars stood here and there, and their happy owners sipping cocktails at restaurants that not cheap.
But the slogan “every family – at least have car” has led to overcrowding roads, a stream of cars is not calculated , the first wave of the outflow of residents in the quieter suburbs. Then came the oil crisis , and the car companies went bankrupt . Workers and clerks here nothing has been done there.
Currently in Detroit operate only two more or less serious company : Daimler AG and General Motors . When they move to another place , Detroit will join the list of the dead cities, in fact it was already dead . But recently it was called in the media the most beautiful city of the world.
Centralia, Pennsylvania , USA, is not as well known , but it’s history is not less sad. Centralia became a town in 1866, and since then the city began the rapid construction : erected not only houses, but also hotels, theaters , amusement parks , there was a police station , taverns, began to develop coal mines . In 1962 year there were about three thousand people .
And then the government of the town made a fatal mistake , which led to the destruction of the city and a good part of its inhabitants at the same time . Near the settlement was abandoned mines, then became a citywide dump. Centralia Mayor of giant garbage pits decided to get rid of. And void sumnyashesya, ordered to burn garbage without removing from the mine. But the land could not stand such beastliness . Coal is still located under the cover of the earth in huge quantities, flashed instantly. Danger townsfolk realized when the owner decided to check the status of the gas station gasoline tank . And , to her horror , found that the temperature of the liquid fuel suitable for the level of 80 degrees. In underground fire there continues to this day to extinguish it, need too much of Finance , and it turned out to be economically impractical for the government of America.
As suggested by scientists, underground fire will stop only after two and a half centuries. Now the temperature on the surface of the ground in the city reaches 60 degrees Celsius, from the cracks in the crust puff of steam and smoke, but beneath the surface , somewhere in the deep,
In 1981, in Centralia still lived a few hundred people . By this time, the city began to slowly sink into the ground . And soon on line, which connects with the rest of the world is central , in a huge rift . All communications with emptying the city were destroyed. Now there is not a single person, and only four years ago in Centralia lived nine people, flatly refused to leave their homes in which they lived all his life .
Imagine how this looks about a ghost town easily , watching the film “Silent Hill ” : it Centralia became the “muse ” director of the film. Dilapidated old houses , ashes around thickets and distinct , disturbing smell of burning – is Centralia today.
People generate their own city, except when interfering element, kill. And what remains abandoned skyscrapers, hospitals, schools , bars ? They are still waiting . But it is unlikely – residents. They humbly , with incredible humility waits until crumble to dust their last brick . In the meantime, there sprout shoots of trees , picking up the old asphalt, the streets wild beasts , and in the apartments of dust generous carpet covers the forgotten things.
– Xusaia –