The Macabre Beauty Of Modern Ruins

Published September 12, 2013
Updated February 1, 2018

There are cities in the world where time stands still. Torn apart by wars, political upheavals and economic collapses, shattered communities go out not with a bang but a whimper, leaving behind spectral, haunting traces of what once was and now can never be. These modern ruins, from Chernobyl, Ukraine to Gary, Indiana remind us of the fragility of our very foundations and how quickly even the tightest-knit neighborhood can unravel and disappear.

Modern Ruins Pripyat Park
Pripyat Ferris Wheel
Chernobyl Dog
Chernobyl Black And White Figures
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