Welcome, dear reader, to a journey through time and space, to explore thirteen of the most fascinating abandoned cities and huge structures that seem to have been frozen in time. From the deserted resort town of Varosha in Cyprus, to Disney’s private island of Treasure Island in Florida, to Mussolini’s abandoned dream in western Sicily, we will be exploring a variety of places that have been left to the ravages of time and nature.

We will be visiting places like Steinert Hall, an old concert hall from the 1800s that was shut down after a tragic fire, and the World Discoverer cruise ship, which ran aground in the Solomon Islands in 2000 and is still there today. We will also be exploring Molson, Washington, a mining town with lots of reminders of the Old West, and City Hall Station in New York City, a fancy station that was closed in 1945 and is now only accessible via tour.

So, let us embark on this journey together, to explore these thirteen abandoned cities and huge structures that seem to be frozen in time. 

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Mussolini’s abandoned dream.

Huge and abandoned A Sicilian village Borgo Amerigo Fazio was created by Mussolini in 1939 as part of his agricultural reforms, but it was never used. It has a church, school, and other government buildings in the middle, and houses around the edges. CRACKED

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