30+ Stunning Photos Of Nature Taking Over… #14 Is Hauntingly Beautiful.
“Mother Nature is the great equalizer. You can’t get away from it.”
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.
02. Visions of pink over an old railroad in Paris.
04. Mall turned massive koi aquarium in Bangkok, Thailand.
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.
07. A house in Kolmanskop, Namibia’s most famous ghost town.
08. A striking contrast between growth and neglect in Hong Kong.
10. Life among peeling plaster in an abandoned railway station in Abkhazia, Georgia.
11. Charming railroad track at Taipingshan National Forest, Taiwan.
12. A sleeping goddess, ‘Mud Maid,’ at the Lost Gardens of Heligan in England.
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.
19. Abandoned cars receive some love from earth.
20. I.M. Cooling Tower, part of a deserted power plant in Belgium.
23. Iguazu Falls, Argentina looks just like a ‘Castle in the Sky.’
24. A mysterious site in Vashon Island, Washington.
25. Moss surfaces a 160-year-old unused railway in Paris.
26. A green ferris wheel.
27. A house of fall foliage.
28. Tree Roots Overcoming Brick Sidewalk
29. Pripyat, Ukraine, nearly 30 years after the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
30. Greenery making a comeback in an abandoned hotel room.
31. Abandoned Fishermen’s Town In Kamchatka, Russia
32. Abandoned Mansion Near Kilgarvan, Ireland
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