When Nature is Left To Its Own Devices

Normally, when we leave a building, we can take it for granted that we will return to it at some point. And if we don’t, then someone else probably will. However, there are buildings that people have left and never returned to. Here are some abandoned places that have become haunting masterpieces over time.

An abandoned cooling tower in Charleroi, Belgium


Built-in 1921, Belgium’s IM power plant was one of the largest coal-fired power plants in the country. By 1977, the plant’s giant tower was the region’s main source of power and was reportedly capable of cooling 480,000 gallons of water per minute. However, years later it was found to be responsible for 10% of Belgium’s total carbon dioxide emissions and was shut down.

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