Pic of the Day: Abandoned Towns

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There’s a chill in the air, and we’re in the mood to get spooked. Nothing suits that purpose more than ogling creepy pictures of abandoned cities — formerly bustling centers of quotidian life, now relics slowly filling with sand or left to collect dust on once-futuristic tchotchkes. WebUrbanist‘s roundup of 24 ghost towns and deserted locales almost makes us want to go out and chat with a neighbor. More images, plus a bonus video of Kolmanskop mining town (pictured above), after the jump.

Cairo, Illinois

Oradour, France

San Zhi, Taiwan

Varosha, Cyprus

Villa Lago Epecuen, Argentina

Castelnuevo, Italy

Kowloon Walled City, Hong Kong

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Yashima, Japan

Kolmanskop, Namibia

[via WebUrbanist]