10 Bizzare Examples of Nature Taking Over
here are 10
takingover number 10 for forest a forest is not the first thing you'd expect to see in a stadium but at the werther sea stadium in clargenford austria a forest is exactly what you'll see the stadium has been filled with a temporary forest the forest is a public art installation and it was the brainchild of klaus littmann the forest is comprised of 300 trees and is officially called for forest the unending attraction of
naturelittmann was inspired by the 1970s artist mex piner whose art depicts a future where trees are a rarity and can only be seen on public display number nine goki island china goki island in the zhijong province of china was once home to a flourishing fishing village as one of the 18 inhabitable islands of shangsi dozens of fishermen once called the island home but when fishing became less lucrative the town was abandoned
natureseized on the opportunity to reclaim the island and the result is the green and lush landscape that overruns the abandoned town today thick vines have crawled their way into all of the buildings on the island in fact there isn't a single building on the island that hasn't been taken over by
naturethe island is stunning wrapped in green vegetation and as such the island has become a popular tourist destination number eight the tunnel of love cleveland ukraine the tunnel of love is a section of private railway that links cleveland ukraine with orsif the tunnel is literally comprised of...
natureas the green archways of trees and shrubbery make for a delightful natural tunnel the train runs through the tunnel three times a day to transport factory wood but when the train is not running the tunnel of love has become a popular stroll for people especially couples who revel in the romantic feel of the lush green tunnel number 7. ilvalona de moulini sorrento italy sorrento italy is a sought-after tourist destination and the famous birthplace of the beloved liquor limoncello but sorrento is also home to an abandoned flower and sawmill that has been completely taken over by
naturethe abandoned building is located in ilvalona de mullini the overgrown mill is idyllic as it appears to blend in with its natural surroundings ferns and wild vines have devoured this historic building in fact the building is so overgrown with vegetation that it's almost completely camouflaged some tourists simply wander right past it oblivious to the fact that it's even there but for those that find it it's a beautiful sight and well worth a visit as there are not many places like it in the world number six ross island india ross island is an island that is part of the andaman islands the island was once inhabited but today only 10 people call the island their home the island was first inhabited in 1789 with the establishment of port blair but years later in 1796 the entire settlement was abandoned apparently the island had a very high mortality rate and as such people chose to...
move away in 1858 though a penal settlement was brought to the island but after a massive revolt the island became an administration headquarters however the island was once again abandoned in 1945. today
naturehas reclaimed the island the island is overgrown with thick forests and palm and coconut trees ross island was officially renamed chandra bose island in 2018. number five rabbit island the island of okonoshima was once a weapons manufacturing site but when the site closed down after world war ii the site was abandoned this is when
naturehopped in to take over the island literally today the island is completely overrun with bunnies in fact the bunny presence is so high that the island has been nicknamed rabbit island no one knows for sure how the bunnies got to the island some people believe they may have been test subjects while others believe they may have been abandoned pets but in any case there are hundreds of bunnies bouncing around in the abandoned buildings as such the island has become a popular tourist destination as people go to the island to play with the bountiful bunnies number four villa epicune argentine when a heavy rainfall broke a dam in 1985 the entire town of villa epicune in argentina was flooded the water rose eventually reaching a peak height of 33 feet everyone was evacuated and while there were no fatalities most of the homes in the town were decimated in the flood the town was still flooded in 2009 but when a drastic shift in the weather...
caused the water to recede the ruins of this flooded town were revealed most of the town is covered in a layer of grey salt which is left over from the salt water that flooded the town today there is only one man that lives in this town that
naturehas reclaimed pablo vovack returned to his hometown in 2009 when the water went away but he was the only one that did number three varosha famagusta varosha is the southern quarter of the city of famagusta it was once a bustling tourist destination with its beachside location it was a mecca for vacationing tourists the area featured john f kennedy avenue which ran right through varosha parallel to glossa beach the area had several famous high-rise hotels including the king george hotel the argo hotel and the grecian hotel varosha was a hub for shopping nightclubs and restaurants but when the turks invaded cyprus in 1974 people fled the city varosha fell to turkish control and the people that fled never came back varosha has been abandoned ever since most of the buildings have begun to decay and anything that could have been stolen from the area has long since been looted slowly over the years
naturehas started to take over the streets are overgrown with vegetation in areas today varosia is surrounded by military fences and no one is allowed to enter the area varosha can only be viewed by a distance and the once prosperous area is now a completely desolate ghost town there are signs of
takingover everywhere within varosha...
and with time the area will become completely overgrown varosha is an eerie and jarring sight as people stare at the shoreline buildings that are fast becoming plagued with weeds and vegetation we have an announcement your data is at risk if you browse online without using a vpn service it's time to protect your data we recommend using nordvpn visit the link in the description for 70 percent off a nord vpn protection plan or use coupon code 10. number two the exclusion zone of chernobyl the exclusion zone of chernobyl remains a vacated zone it has been deemed inhabitable for people but the zone is testament to the power of
natureas the zone has become a haven for wildlife and vegetation the chernobyl nuclear disaster of april 26 1986 remains the worst nuclear disaster in recorded history the accident was caused by reactor design flaws and a breach in protocol and the result was catastrophic when the reactor erupted it caused an open-air reactor core fire this fire released substantive amounts of radioactive contamination into the air it took nine days before the fire was successfully contained but by then radioactive contamination had spread throughout the surrounding area and into parts of the ussr and russia almost 50 000 people were evacuated and the high levels of radiation made the surrounding area toxic and uninhabitable many people lost their lives in the aftermath of the disaster and many more became very sick in the years that followed a 19-mile exclusion zone...
was created around the power plant and any homes or villages within the zone were abandoned but although the disaster is extremely tragic it had an unexpected outcome today wildlife thrives in the exclusion zone the area has reverted back to forest and vegetation grows thick throughout the exclusion zone a variety of animals live abundantly in the zone including deer moose beaver and owls the zone has even become home to some exotic animals like brown bears lynx and wolves even though the radiation levels are still too high for human habitation somehow wildlife has managed to thrive however scientists do question how well the animals are actually doing the animals and the vegetation are both exposed to the contamination in the soil so scientists are conducting studies to find out how healthy these animals really are but because there is no one inside the zone to hunt or threaten the existence of wildlife wildlife appears to be doing well it's been more than 30 years since the chernobyl natural disaster and when people evacuated
naturestepped back in it's not clear whether or not this area will ever become habitable again or even if it does it's not clear whether or not people will want to live there but it is clear that until the exclusion zone becomes repopulated with people it will continue to be populated by animals the chernobyl exclusion zone is the perfect example of a place that has been completely taken over by
naturehonorable mention coleman scope...
namibia while most places that are taken over by
naturebecome lush and green coleman scop was taken over in a different way coleman scope was built by diamond miners in the early 1900s the town was once a small but prosperous community with a hospital a school a power station and a theater the town even featured the first x-ray machine in the southern hemisphere but when the nearby diamond field began to deplete in the early 1950s the town began to decline people abandoned the town to join the diamond rush of the south where the richest diamond deposit ever known was discovered near the orange river
naturewas quick to take over the abandoned town because the town was located in the desert high winds swept in the surrounding sand and it wasn't long before the town was buried in sand the desert reclaimed the town and today the sand is knee-high deep in most buildings people can visit the ghost town as long as they receive the proper permit the town is in the restricted area of the namib desert new world mall bangkok thailand the new world mall is the perfect example of a natural domino effect unlike other places that have been overrun by
naturethe mall was progressively overrun due to a number of unique events the new world mall in bangkok thailand was once a wash with shoppers today though the mall is literally a wash the mall is completely flooded the mall was closed down in 1997 due to a breach in building regulations from there a fire swept through the mall in 1999...
causing the mall to lose its roof because the mall had no roof it was subject to the elements rain water slowly began to fill the building the stagnant water though caused a massive mosquito problem so residents in an effort to combat the mosquitoes filled the stagnant water with hundreds of tilapia fish the fish were meant to eat the mosquitoes but the fish thrived in the mall water and quickly multiplied so the mall that was initially taken over by
naturein the form of rainwater is now taken over by fish it is a strange sight as the fish swim freely around this 5 000 square foot surreal urban pond and even more surreal the fish are protected tossing anything other than tilapia fish into the mall pond is strictly prohibited because it might harm the fish number one top rome angkor wat cambodia the top room temple is one of the most popular and largest temples in angkor wat the temple's popularity is likely due to the massive tree that has appeared to swallow the temple the temple is extremely old and was built sometime during the 12th century over time bayon trees have taken over and their roots run thick through every part of the temple the temple is impassable as
naturehas reclaimed the corridors and has twisted its way through the temple walls and along with the massive roots other flora and fauna have usurped the temple the exterior of the temple is also overgrown with a variety of vegetation the temple can be viewed but only from a distance as taprom is now...
completely in the clutches of