Many travelers feel the lure of abandoned places — from ghost towns to deserted villages to medieval ruins. Such sites seem frozen in time, allowing an eerie glimpse into the past, with astonishing stories about their former inhabitants and their exodus. The following abandoned places may be empty, crumbling, and in disrepair — but they are open to visitors. Kolmanskop, Namibia Photo by Kanuman After diamonds were discovered in the Namib d
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