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REAL-LIFE AZERBAIJANI GHOST TOWNS MARKED BY "WEBURBANIST"

17 May 2010 [13:24] - TODAY.AZ
From Azerbaijan to Japan, Italy to Siberia and Cyprus to China, here are 24 haunting real-life ghost villages, towns and cities from around the world.
As you all know, there are lots of real-life ghost towns around the world. Well, we have stumpled upon a very interesting website, "WebUrbanist", which had an article on the 24 ghost towns of the world. And, Azerbaijan is represented as well by two ghost towns, according to the article. One is a war-torn city of Agdam, occupied by the Armenian armed forces, and the other one is Oily Rocks - one of the strangest organically-evolved cities in the world.

Here's what Web Urbanist says about Agdam: Once the proud 150,000+ capital city of Azerbaijan this dense and thriving city was taken by the Armenians and utterly trashed, vandalized and then abandoned. Some explorers still make their way to photograph what is left of this city whose residents may never see it again.

This is what Web Urbanist has on Oily Rocks: Off the coast of Azerbaijan sits what remains of one of the strangest organically-evolved cities in the world. Oily Rocks started with a single path out over the water, built on the backs of ships sunken to serve as foundations. This system of paths grew and evolve to serve the oil-drilling industry and eventually were widened to create space for houses, schools, libraries and shops for the workers and their families. Today, most of it sits abandoned and some paths and buildings have sunk back under the surf never to be seen again.

NOTE: This is no fresh news, as it was published long time ago, yet we decided to show it to you, as to us it is quite interesting.


/WebUrbanist.com/

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Abandoned Medieval Town Oradour



Abandoned Disaster City Beichuan



Abandoned Ghost Town Cairo



Deserted Floating City of Oily Rocks, Azerbaijan



Deserted Village of Villa Lago Epecun, Argentina



Deserted Village in Italy



Deserted Walled Town Craco



Abandoned War Torn City Agdam (Azerbaijan)



Wild West Ghost Town Bodie



Deserted Ghost City Humberstone



Deserted Mining Town Pyramiden



Abandoned City Commune France



Deserted Mining Town Sewell



Abandoned Mountain Town Sardinia



Deserted Resort Village



Deserted Kowloon Walled City



Ancient Underwater City Alexandria



Abandoned Island City Hashima



Abandoned Desert Ghost Town



Abandoned Area Varosha



Abandoned Gulag Concentration Camp



Abandoned Town Centralia



Abandoned Flooded City Quabbin



Abandoned Resort Town Yashima
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