We can think that we're leaving our mark on the Earth as much as we want, but it's only temporary. With time, Mother Nature reclaims its lost territories and there's not much we can do about it. Bored Panda has compiled a list of photos of abandoned places, cars and even entire towns that are losing their battles against disappearing because of the force of nature, and you don't have to be an urban explorer to be moved by them. "By the sweat of your brow, you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it, you were taken; for dust, you are and to dust, you will return."

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Amazing Abandoned 13th Century Château Located In France

Amazing Abandoned 13th Century Château Located In France

In 1932 a fire broke out and caused devastating damage to the building and its contents. It has since been left to the elements.

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Ionescu Mihaela
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1 year ago

It's so beautiful! Why abandon it? :(

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If you're into these cool photos, you should consider watching shows like History Channel's The Life After People which have comprehensive timelines of collapses detailing what would happen if humans suddenly disappeared from the face of the earth.

#2

Someone Added Googley Eyes To This Tree Consuming A Bridge

Someone Added Googley Eyes To This Tree Consuming A Bridge

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Awww

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The BBC (with scientific advice from Dr. Philip Wheeler, OU.) has entertained the thought about natural forces as well. Within just days, the electricity grid fails as supplies run out. There's nobody to override the power stations' failsafe mechanisms, too.

#3

Abandoned House, Norway Style

Abandoned House, Norway Style

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Time traveller legend says that a thousand years later a house was found in clouds😍

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Within a week, the subways built under the water table flood. To put things into perspective, the 47 million liters ( 12.4M gallons) of water that was pumped out of the London Underground every day inundates tunnels. Without heating and air conditioning, mold takes over surfaces in homes and offices. Other plants begin taking over abandoned homes as different species compete for space.

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An Abandoned Church In France

An Abandoned Church In France

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

this looks like a fairy will fly by if you wait long enough

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Eventually, the lines between city and countryside get blurred. Windows fall out of rotten frames and nature's reclaiming of towns and cities would more and more evident. Meanwhile, farmland gets covered by scrub and trees.

But scattered on the surface, some things will never degrade. Metals corrode, plastics start breaking down and dispersing, but stainless steel pans, stranded granite worktops, and billions of car tires remain.

#5

Statue Of Buddha Being Reclaimed By Mangrove Forest

Statue Of Buddha Being Reclaimed By Mangrove Forest

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spirit wolf
Community Member
1 year ago

Beautiful!

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Nuclear facilities fail. Some explode, unleashing an enormous amount of radiation onto the local ecosystem causing many animals to die. The radiation makes others mutate, creating new evolutionary lines. In a way, it's kind of soothing to know that the universe would carry on even without us, isn't it?

#6

Trees Sprouted On Top Of Abandoned Chimneys

Trees Sprouted On Top Of Abandoned Chimneys

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Toujin C'Thlu
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1 year ago

The chimneys look like trees themselves.

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#7

The Desert Reclaiming Territories In Namibia. Now A Ghost Town, Kolmanskop Was Once An Oasis Where Miners Lived

The Desert Reclaiming Territories In Namibia. Now A Ghost Town, Kolmanskop Was Once An Oasis Where Miners Lived

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Holosexual
Community Member
1 year ago

Surreal

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#8

I Saw A Tree Eating A Stop Sign

I Saw A Tree Eating A Stop Sign

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

The "no!!"...irony

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#9

Abandoned Apartment Building Being Claimed By The Sea In The Former Fishing Village Of Kirovsky, Russia

Abandoned Apartment Building Being Claimed By The Sea In The Former Fishing Village Of Kirovsky, Russia

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Ionescu Mihaela
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow!!!

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#10

Scola Tower, Liguria, Italy

Scola Tower, Liguria, Italy

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David Andreas
Community Member
1 year ago

i'd live there

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#11

Trees Grow Inside The Hull Of A Sunken Ship

Trees Grow Inside The Hull Of A Sunken Ship

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Nikki D
Community Member
1 year ago

But where did the seeds come from?

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#12

Abandoned Bike Reclaimed By Ivy

Abandoned Bike Reclaimed By Ivy

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Restless
Community Member
1 year ago

That is pretty

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#13

Destined To Be Green. Abandoned Escalator

Destined To Be Green. Abandoned Escalator

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Peta_C
Community Member
1 year ago

Very post apocalyptic.

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#14

Mother Nature Is Calling. Somewhere In China

Mother Nature Is Calling. Somewhere In China

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Breathtaking

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#15

This Tree Grew Over A Grave Stone And Took The Cross With It

This Tree Grew Over A Grave Stone And Took The Cross With It

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

The same time traveller legend says that a human skeleton was also found in sky🤣

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#16

Shrine In Japan

Shrine In Japan

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Magic567
Community Member
1 year ago

he's like plz don't eat me moss

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#17

Abandoned Asylum In Italy That Has Been Touched By Bob Ross

Abandoned Asylum In Italy That Has Been Touched By Bob Ross

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

And some street artists on the left😂

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#18

Abandoned Stone Cottage. Sneem/Kenmare, Ireland

Abandoned Stone Cottage. Sneem/Kenmare, Ireland

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Analyn Lahr
Community Member
1 year ago

Magical.

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#19

Earth Slowly Reclaiming An Abandoned Boat - SS City Of Adelaide, Wrecked Off The Coast Of Magnetic Island, Australia

Earth Slowly Reclaiming An Abandoned Boat - SS City Of Adelaide, Wrecked Off The Coast Of Magnetic Island, Australia

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

imagine all the creatures that now reside in there. a new world

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#20

A Barn Claimed By Kudzu In Tennessee

A Barn Claimed By Kudzu In Tennessee

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Its just beautiful❤❤

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#21

Overgrown Roller Coaster

Overgrown Roller Coaster

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

The ride's gonna be adventurous

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#22

This Building Was Completely Overgrown By Ivy

This Building Was Completely Overgrown By Ivy

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The Cute Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Can it be called an Ivy League?

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#23

Abandoned Railway Bridge In Czech Republic

Abandoned Railway Bridge In Czech Republic

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The Cute Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

This one is beautifull

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#24

Just A Little Moss, It Will Buff Out

Just A Little Moss, It Will Buff Out

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Mysterious van of adventures

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#25

This Tree I Found Growing In An Old Silo

This Tree I Found Growing In An Old Silo

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Peta_C
Community Member
1 year ago

Nature has saved anyone trapped in there.

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#26

Mushrooms Growing Through The Floor!

Mushrooms Growing Through The Floor!

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Cutie mushies

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#27

I Found A Tree Growing Through Speed Limit Sign

I Found A Tree Growing Through Speed Limit Sign

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

Just cute

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#28

Lost Road In WA

Lost Road In WA

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Peta_C
Community Member
1 year ago

WHERE?!? I need to visit this!

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#29

I Grew Up On The Puerto Rico Navy Base Which Closed In 2004. It’s Now Overgrown And Taken Over By Nature

I Grew Up On The Puerto Rico Navy Base Which Closed In 2004. It’s Now Overgrown And Taken Over By Nature

I found a picture of the road I grew up on- this is the part after the hill behind me. It makes me sad, there were lots of good memories there.

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Bukky Olaneye
Community Member
1 year ago

Nostalgia

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#30

A Tree Eating A Fence

A Tree Eating A Fence

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The Cute Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

Defense-less fence..

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#31

This Tree Has Almost Completely Overgrown A Large Metal Sign Posted On It

This Tree Has Almost Completely Overgrown A Large Metal Sign Posted On It

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Misaki Chan
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1 year ago

"Tree End" 😅

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#32

Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization In The Exclusion Zone Around Chernobyl

Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization In The Exclusion Zone Around Chernobyl

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Biljana Malesevic
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1 year ago

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#33

This Street Sign Has Been Covered By This Tree

This Street Sign Has Been Covered By This Tree

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Felicia Dale
Community Member
1 year ago

I think that's wisteria. Love that vine- but only plant it where you want it to disassemble anything it touches!

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#34

Abandoned Car In Beijing

Abandoned Car In Beijing

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Luis Milian
Community Member
1 year ago

I imagined abandoned because hoomans left the area, but to live along side a trash car and let it sit there long enough for this to happen is just lazy and nasty

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#35

Colony Of Moss Growing Inside A Bike Seat

Colony Of Moss Growing Inside A Bike Seat

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

TBH thats a little gross

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#36

This Tree Near My School Track That Absorbed A Fence And Shows The Pattern On The Bark

This Tree Near My School Track That Absorbed A Fence And Shows The Pattern On The Bark

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Lilli
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

I have seen this before irl! It's really cool!

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#37

Cactus In A Rain Gutter

Cactus In A Rain Gutter

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Toujin C'Thlu
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm guessing a bird dropped a seed in the gutter.

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#38

A Sacred Tree Reclaiming An Occupied 5 Story Building In An Old Section Of Downtown Kolkata

A Sacred Tree Reclaiming An Occupied 5 Story Building In An Old Section Of Downtown Kolkata

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Rae of sun
Community Member
1 year ago

My favourite !

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#39

This Tree Has Nearly Totally Grown Around A Sign

This Tree Has Nearly Totally Grown Around A Sign

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Sign said "pleASE"

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#40

Abandoned City Akarmara, Abkhazia

Abandoned City Akarmara, Abkhazia

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The Cute Cat
Community Member
1 year ago

A sad story goes with this.. Human and all their greed..

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#41

Road washed out by flood, WA state

Road washed out by flood, WA state

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The Girl on Fire
Community Member
1 year ago

This happens where I live sometimes (Montana)

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#42

Found A Shoe In The Woods

Found A Shoe In The Woods

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Mark
Community Member
1 year ago

Pity the moss isn't inside it, I bet that would be comfortable ;)

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#43

An Old Abandoned Road Slowly Healing Over And Being Reclaimed By Nature

An Old Abandoned Road Slowly Healing Over And Being Reclaimed By Nature

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

road to silent hill

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#44

These Plants Growing Out Of Someone’s Car

These Plants Growing Out Of Someone’s Car

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A panda
Community Member
1 year ago

Toyota sign is fresh as hell

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#45

Abandoned Office Found With Lots Of Moss And Mold

Abandoned Office Found With Lots Of Moss And Mold

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Kjorn
Community Member
1 year ago

this is basically the room of a Wow player

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