There is undeniable beauty in forgotten places that can hold an uncanny power over us, and nothing shows that more than these photos from abandoned places across the globe. From Detroit — which seems to be the focus of many of these photo essays right now — and an old subway in New York, to more exotic spaces in Portugal and Belgium, we found images that took our breath away.
Obviously there could be many more places for us to explore. Our search for creepy abandoned amusement parks only led to even more discoveries as well. So once you check out this slide show, let us know if you’ve seen some amazing sites. We’d love to create a follow up to this story.