UNTOUCHED PARIS APARTMENT DISCOVERED AFTER 70 YEARS

Inside, a painting by Giovanni Boldini (1842-1931) was found, a portrait of the apartment’s owner herself Madame de Florian. The painting was sold for 2.1 million euros and the rest of the items inside of the apartment would be worth thousands as well.

An intriguing story. Read more HERE.

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WALDO HOTEL

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The Waldo Hotel in Clarksburg, West Virginia, USA, was built from 1901 to 1904 by Congressman and Senator Nathan Goff, Jr. who hired American architect Harrison Albright, best known for his innovative design of the West Baden Springs Hotel in Orange County, Indiana, to design it. The hotel was once the social center of Clarksburg. In its days it was a gathering place for parties, weddings, civic meetings and social events. It was one of the state’s most luxurious hotels.

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The Waldo Hotel in 1914 (photo below).

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Photographs show a dusty piano in abandoned Belgian property which was locked up and left in haste

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Eerie photographs show a deserted house in Belgium that has been left completely untouched since it was abandoned years ago.

The striking images were taken by urban explorer Sascha Jung in a village near Namur, in central Belgium.

View full article HERE.

Photos by Sascha Jung.

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GOUGI ISLAND

Near the mouth of China’s Yangtze river, nearly 400 islands can be located. Known as the Shengsi archipelago, many of the islands have been abandoned since the economy off of China’s east coast transformed and widespread fishing practices died out.

While more than 100,000 fisherman venture to the islands every year, quite a few once-inhabited communities remain abandoned and overgrown. One, in particular, the Gougi island, has gained attention since Shanghai-based photographer Jane Qing captures some stunning photos of its lush nature.

Photos: Jane Qing.

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