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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.


Click photos to enlarge:

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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