Throughout our time on this planet, we’ve taken over most of the world’s habitable areas by building structures and vehicles for the purposes of housing, industry and entertainment. As time passes, however, these things can fall into ruin if not appropriately maintained, forcing them to be abandoned by their owners. While others are intentionally left to the elements because the purpose they once served is no longer required, or, in some cases, because of imminent danger. But once you remove the human element from the equation, nature begins to reclaim these areas as their own, with wind, weather and overgrown greenery causing them to become completely dilapidated, haunting landscapes.
10. Arthur Kill Boat Yard, USA
Also known as the Staten Island Tugboat Graveyard, the Arthur Kill waterway, located between New York and New Jersey, is home to dozens of discarded tugboats and horbor ships. In 1990, it was reported that as many as 200 ships were tied up here and left to rot in the harbor; recent estimates put the number closer to 25. Those that have visited the area have said that many of the ships are unrecognizable, simply heaps of lumber and rusted steel. And the coastline surrounding the harbor has sludge-like sand, seemingly having absorbed elements of these rotting ships over many years.