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12 Abandoned Ghost Towns Around the World

Architectural Digest Logo By Condé Nast of Architectural Digest | Slide 1 of 14: For anyone who has watched apocalyptic movies such as The Road (2009) or Children of Men (2006), the neo-futuristic world produced is almost always filled with dangerous creatures that carnivorously roam through abandoned towns. Yet, don't allow popular culture to deceive you. When viewed in the right light, these abandoned ghost towns can be eerily beautiful (even if the name doesn't suggest as much). And a new book by photographer Chris McNab, entitled Ghost Towns (Amber Books, March 2018, $28), allows us to experience the sublime solitude of these lost worlds from the comfort of our homes. Below, from Jahaz Mahal near New Delhi to the Fortress of Shali in Egypt, AD rounds up the beauty of twelve deserted villages left behind after the world has forgotten them.

For anyone who has watched apocalyptic movies such as The Road (2009) or Children of Men (2006), the neo-futuristic world produced is almost always filled with dangerous creatures that carnivorously roam through abandoned towns. Yet, don't allow popular culture to deceive you. When viewed in the right light, these abandoned ghost towns can be eerily beautiful (even if the name doesn't suggest as much). And a new book by photographer Chris McNab, entitled Ghost Towns (Amber Books, March 2018, $28), allows us to experience the sublime solitude of these lost worlds from the comfort of our homes. Below, from Jahaz Mahal near New Delhi to the Fortress of Shali in Egypt, AD rounds up the beauty of twelve deserted villages left behind after the world has forgotten them.

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