30+ Stunning Photos Of Nature Taking Over… #14 Is Hauntingly Beautiful.

“Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.”

—Christopher Heyerdahl

Imagination helps us overcome our biggest obstacles, inspiring us to create new things and improve existing models.

Look, for example, at the automobile. According to Live Science, Karl Benz patented the first gasoline-powered car in 1886, but many before him, Leonardo Da Vinci included, had already envisioned self-propelled vehicles. Benz is credited as the inventor of the automobile, because his practical model works like the cars we drive today. Most famously, however, is Henry Ford’s mass production of the automobile via a moving assembly line beginning in 1913. Together with the creation of the interstate highway system, we are able to commute to work and make cross-country road trips at our leisure.

In addition to cars, we have also created several other modes of transportation and spaces for work, living, and entertainment. However, our problem-solving efforts have transformed the way the earth looks. There is less green on the ground and more gray in the air.

While there are eco-conscious people out there, Mother Nature has her own way of fighting back. She reminds us of her existence in little ways, flowers growing through the cracks of sidewalks for instance, and in much bigger ways, seen in the 30 photos below.

01. A Victorian tree house in Florida.


02. Visions of pink over an old railroad in Paris.


03. Tent of Tomorrow, originally built for the ’64 World’s Fair, in Flushing, Queens.


04. Mall turned massive koi aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-04Jesse Rockwell

05. Once a palace in Poland, this site is beginning to look like a forest.


06. Aggressive greenery envelops a deserted flour mill in Sorrento, Italy.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-06Jason Wallace

07. A house in Kolmanskop, Namibia’s most famous ghost town.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-07Marsel Van Oosten

08. A striking contrast between growth and neglect in Hong Kong.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-08Romain JL

09. A natural gradient in Washington.


10. Life among peeling plaster in an abandoned railway station in Abkhazia, Georgia.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-10Ilya Varlamov

11. Charming railroad track at Taipingshan National Forest, Taiwan.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-11T.-C. Chen

12. A sleeping goddess, ‘Mud Maid,’ at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in England.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-12Lost Gardens of Heligan

13. While bridges fall, nature still stands.


14. A striking performance by the tree.


15. Though in ruins, Ta Prohm is a popular tourist site in Angkor, Siem Reap Province, Cambodia.

16. 102-year-old transport ship becomes a marvelous floating forest in Australia.


17. There is hope for this neglected church in France.


18. Okpo Land, an amusement park in South Korea, was closed after a series of accidents.


19. Abandoned cars receive some love from earth.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-19Rosanne Delange

20. I.M. Cooling Tower, part of a deserted power plant in Belgium.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-20Broken View

21. This car in Taiwan is greener than a hybrid.


22. Shrubs sprouting throughout an abandoned factory.


23. Iguazu Falls, Argentina looks just like a ‘Castle in the Sky.’

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-23Andrew Murray

24. A mysterious site in Vashon Island, Washington.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-24Ethan Welty

25. Moss surfaces a 160-year-old unused railway in Paris.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-25Pierre Folk

26. A green ferris wheel.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-26Kyle Telechan

27. A house of fall foliage.


28. Tree Roots Overcoming Brick Sidewalk

29. Pripyat, Ukraine, nearly 30 years after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-29Castle Maine Independent

30. Greenery making a comeback in an abandoned hotel room.

AD-Stunning-Photos-Of-Nature-Taking-Over-30Matthias Haker

31. Abandoned Fishermen’s Town In Kamchatka, Russia

32. Abandoned Mansion Near Kilgarvan, Ireland

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