Hacienda Nápoles was previously owned by Pablo Escobar, who was a prominent cocaine supplier during the 1980’s.
The World Discoverer, pictured here, was built in 1974 and was used as a cruise ship for over 25 years. However, in April 2000 the ship collided with a reef near the Solomon Islands in the Pacific Ocean and was left there when the local residents stripped the ship of all of its valuable contents. Today, it is a tourist destination and still lies rusting in the sea.
Kenneccott Mines was a thriving mining camp when the richest known concentration of copper in the world was found there in 1900. The development of the ore began immediately, bringing high profits to the state. However, the high-grade copper deposits were exhausted by 1939 and the camp became deserted. Currently the site is open for tourists who come to see old mines and abandoned buildings.
Despite the sky-high prices for land and realty there are still desolate buildings in Japan. This motel had been built in 1973 and was closed and abandoned in 1997. Separate stairs lead from the hall to each of the ten rooms and the interior is very similar to the “love-motels” where you can book a room for two for just a couple of hours.