pinimg.com

It’s a tragedy when we hear stories of beautiful cars sitting in garages rotting away leaving nothing but a rusted glimpse into what should have been cherished, enjoyed and out exploring the open road. The case is much worse when the abandoned item is quite big. say a ship or a Plane! TAke a look at the list below:

1Anchors Graveyard in Portugal

flickr.com

Anchors are collected and put in symmetrical rows.
Tavira is a bustling fishing port on the Algarve in Portugal surrounded by rolling countryside consisting of orange, fig and almond trees. A short walk from the town is the beautiful Barril beach of fine white sand that stretches for over 14 kilometers. Lying among the sand dunes on the beach is what locals call the “Cemitério das Âncoras” or the Cemetery Of Anchors. For centuries, Tavira thrived on the Tuna fishing industry but when the fish stocks declined and fishermen gave up their occupation, these anchors were left behind on the beach to rust. Over time, Tavira blossomed tourist business and anchors scattered all along the coast, have been collected and compiled into a great song-cemetery, and thus became a local attraction.

2Taxi Graveyard In China

kinja-img.com

Not so long ago, the most popular mode of transport in China was a taxi. They accounted for almost 80% of the total urban transport traffic! The situation has changed due to the rapid economic growth of China, which dramatically increased the number of active users, each of whom could afford to own a car. Not difficult to guess that many Chinese taxis then began to decline, and some have closed. Some machines were, of course, is sold, but most - just thrown away. No one wanted to take on the secondary market yesterday taxis, especially in China. And there was another cemetery machines. It is located in the city of Chongqing.

3Cemetery ships Muinak

pinimg.com

Ships stuck in the sand traps.
In 70-ies of XX century, the city Muinak that Uzbekistan had a very busy place with a thriving fishing economy. It was the only port city in the country. However, today the city is in decline because of the rapidly receding Aral Sea coastline. It is because of the sea drainage, today we can see the old board ships, stuffy elucidated in traps. Most of them are 150 kilometers away from the water!

4Aircraft graveyard in United States

pinimg.com

Desert - the best place for the safe storage of something that could quickly deteriorate. Anyway, if this "something" different techniques. That's what Americans thought and organized in the Mojave Desert huge airplane graveyard. It is located near the airport of the same name and in the desert 100 km from Los Angeles. Desert heat perfectly preserves the remains of the aircraft from corrosion. Part of the aircraft are disassembled for spare parts, but some simply conserved and can be put into operation again. Bring their equipment to the cemetery began with the 70-ies of XX century.

5Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard

ggpht.com

Hell Ship.
Chittagong Ship Breaking Yard is located in Faujdarhat, Sitakunda Upazila, Bangladesh along the 18 kilometres (11 mi) Sitakunda coastal strip, 20 kilometres (12 mi) north-west of Chittagong. It is the world's largest ship breaking industry, employs over 200,000 Bangladeshis and accounts for around a fifth of all the steel in Bangladesh.

6Graveyard of ships in Nouadhibou

photofile.ru

Court threw out directly at the port for taking bribes.
Nouadhibou is the second largest city in Mauritania and serves as a major commercial centre. The city itself has about 118,000 inhabitants expanding to over 140,000 in the larger metropolitan area, a total of nearly 95% of the entire regional population and is the country's economic capital. It is situated on a 65-kilometre peninsula or headland called Ras Nouadhibou, Cap Blanc, or Cabo Blanco, of which the western side, with the city of La Güera, is part of Western Sahara. Nouadhibou is consequently located merely a couple of kilometers from the border between Mauritania and Western Sahara.

7Soviet tank graveyard in Afghanistan

goo.ne.jp

Dark legacy of the war.
On the outskirts of Kabul, in Afghanistan, you can find a huge cemetery of military equipment, mostly Soviet, which had been left here in the 80s of the last century. Due to the fact that Afghanistan is very poorly developed dispose of the industrial sector to date, there is every reason to believe that all this equipment and will continue to be useless. However, local authorities are regularly looking at the cemetery equipment, which can be restored. Such machines are repaired and returned to service in government forces operating against the Taliban.

8Great train graveyard in Bolivia

atlasobscura.com

Trains stood since the decline of the mining industry.
If you ever decide to go to Bolivia, you should know that in the southern part of the country, the most important tourist attraction is there the antique train cemetery. Cemetery located about three kilometers from the town of Uyuni. As you might guess, in its glorious past, the city was the center of Uyuni train distribution. For this reason, it lies on a variety of ways. Trains were mainly involved in the delivery of minerals to the ports. Train line built by British engineers in the end of XIX century. But after mining in collapsed due to exhaustion of resources, trains were not needed. Later, the authorities have turned a graveyard of technology in open-air museum.

We'd love to know your comments on this






AROUND THE WEB