Sunday, January 09, 2011

Ghost City of 1001 Churches

Kuriositas: Ani – Ghost City of 1001 Churches: "Ani – some call it the City of 1001 Churches, others the City of Forty Gates. Yet no one has called it home for more than three centuries.

Abandoned by its once prosperous and powerful inhabitants, it is situated on the Turkish side of a militarised zone between the border of Turkey and Armenia."

Great photos at the link. This would be a wonderful set for a post-apocalyptic movie.
Link via Neatorama.

3 comments:

Deb said...

There's also an abandoned city in Cyprus called Varosha. It was once a resort town, but has been empty since the late 1970s. Take a look at some of the images--more post-apocalyptic scenarios, especially the disintergrating hotels.

Deb said...

Here's a sample:

http://www.rhinocarhire.com/images/Varosha/photos/Varosha-Shost-Town-Building-2.html

Bill Crider said...

I'm surprised nobody's there filming right now.