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These 45 stunning pictures show what happens when Mother Nature takes over again

These 45 stunning pictures show what happens when Mother Nature takes over again
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BrightVibes has compiled a selection of images of abandoned places, cars and even whole towns that are losing their battles against disappearing entirely due to the irresistible force of nature.

Look how quickly Mother Nature takes over when left alone by humans

While the number of ecologically conscious people out there is growing, Mother Nature has her own way of fighting back. She gently reminds us of her presence in little ways, flowers growing through the cracks of sidewalks for instance, and in much bigger ways, seen in the 45 photos below.

1. Old tree roots encapsulate even older temple ruins. Image taken at Ta Phrom, near Siem Reap, Cambodia. Source: 500px/Brad Grove
2. Abandoned Train Station In Abkhazia, Georgia. Source: Flickr/Ilya Varlamov
3. Ta Prohm Temple, Agkor, Cambodia Source: 500px/Pietro Bevilacqua
Location unknown.
4. The square root of tree. Location unknown. Source: Imgur
5. Abandoned boat succumbs to shrubbery. Source: Flickr/AndyBrii
6. Vintage automobile graveyard, Belgium. Source: Flickr/Roseanne de Lange
Location not indicated.
7. Overgrown Ferris wheel. Location not indicated. Source: Flickr/Kyle Telechan
8. Old Abandoned Mill, Sorrento, Italy Source: 500px/Jason Wallace
9. Bicycle Eaten by A Tree On Vashon Island, Washington Source: Ethan Welty
10. Trees Winning Against Concrete In Hong Kong Source: BoredPanda/RomainJL
11. Edgewood Oak Brush Plains Preserve, Long Island Source: Instagram/bridgette_kistinger
12. Kudzu claims unknown bridge. Source: Reddit/RyanSmith
13. Weapon of war loses battle to nature. Tournai, Belgium. Source: Instagram/joeri.houbrechts
14. Mossy phone booth. Hoh Rainforest, Olympic Peninsula, Washington State. Source: Reddit/ethan_kahn
15. Abandoned Bridge Near Manu, Peru Getting Overgrown With Vines Source: BoredPanda
Hackett Castle (otherwise known as Castlehackett) was originally a two storey tower house built in the 13th century with third and fourth floors built later in the 16th century. The castle was built by a Norman family, the Hacketts, where it bears its name. The Hacketts had pushed the stronghold of the O’Flaherty clan back across the lakes to Connemara. 
In the 15th century, the castle became occupied by the Kirwan’s but was later abandoned and uninhabited from 1703, where the Kirwan’s built a nearby manor house and resided their instead.
16. Castle Hackett. Galway, Ireland. Hackett Castle (otherwise known as Castlehackett) was originally a two storey tower house built in the 13th century with third and fourth floors built later in the 16th century. The castle was built by a Norman family, the Hacketts, where it bears its name. The Hacketts had pushed the stronghold of the O’Flaherty clan back across the lakes to Connemara. 
In the 15th century, the castle became occupied by the Kirwan’s but was later abandoned and uninhabited from 1703, where the Kirwan’s built a nearby manor house and resided their instead. Source: Instagram/youngboyle
17. An old abandoned road (somewhere) slowly healing over and being reclaimed by nature. Source: Reddit/mapmyhike
18. Feat of nature: abandoned shoe in the woods. Source: Reddit/VomitCoffin666
19. Abandoned City Akarmara, Abkhazia, Georgia. Source: Reddit/hashamean
20. It’s a sign! What about, it’s hard to say. Source: Reddit/SomeonesDrunkNephew
21. A sacred tree reclaiming an occupied 5 story building in an old section of downtown Kolkata, India. Source: Reddit/JohnBrownsHolyGhost
22. This tree absorbed a fence and shows the pattern on the bark Source: Reddit/Epicminecrafter
23. Abandoned car in Beijing Source: Reddit/Proteon
24. Nature Taking Over Pripyat, Ukraine. Source: BoredPanda
25. You don’t say? Source: Reddit/NibblesTheChimp
26. Fence-eating tree Source: Reddit
“It’s now overgrown and taken over by nature. I found a picture of the road I grew up on- this is the part after the hill behind me. It makes me sad, there were lots of good memories there.”
27. I grew up on the Puerto Rico navy base which closed in 2004… “It’s now overgrown and taken over by nature. I found a picture of the road I grew up on- this is the part after the hill behind me. It makes me sad, there were lots of good memories there.” Source: Reddit/jenpriester
28. Lost road in WA Source: Reddit/Mightnotphotography
29. All-white wild card: Mushrooms growing through the floor! Source: Reddit/Seandonjuan
30. Volkswoodland Source: Reddit/BreakingDed
31. Abandoned railway bridge between Krásný Jez and Ležnice, Czech Republic Source: WikimediaCommons/JanSuchy
This image shows a part of the historic suburbs of Linz (Austria) on a hill over a river. The foundations of the building were built before 1820. It appears as if there were no renovations after 1950 and upkeeping was not done by the old lady who lived there, resulting in Ivy overtaking this place. This image was taken in autumn 2016.
32. This building is completely overgrown by ivy. This image shows a part of the historic suburbs of Linz (Austria) on a hill over a river. The foundations of the building were built before 1820. It appears as if there were no renovations after 1950 and upkeeping was not done by the old lady who lived there, resulting in Ivy overtaking this place. This image was taken in autumn 2016. Source: Reddit/Autogegner
33. Overgrown Roller Coaster (location not indicated) Source: Reddit/RoyalKoala23
34. A Barn Claimed By Kudzu In Tennessee Source: BoredPanda
- SS City Of Adelaide, Wrecked Off The Coast Of Magnetic Island, Australia
35. Earth Slowly Reclaiming An Abandoned Boat – SS City Of Adelaide, Wrecked Off The Coast Of Magnetic Island, Australia Source: BoredPanda
36. Abandoned Stone Cottage. Sneem/Kenmare, Ireland. Source: Reddit/ethan _kahn
37. Somewhere In China Source: Instagram/youknowcyc
38. Abandoned escalator (location not indicated) Source: Instagram/espinas3
39. Abandoned Bike Reclaimed By Ivy , Utrecht, Netherlands. Source: Reddit/martez89
40. Tree devours STOP sign. Source: Reddit/gravityisweak
41. Trees sprouted on top of former sugar mill’s abandoned chimneys (exact location not indicated) Source: Reddit/lorrenzo
42. Statue Of Buddha Being Reclaimed By Mangrove Forest Source: Reddit/Fire_Bucket
43. An Abandoned Church In France (exact location not indicated) Source: Facebook/Quentin Chabrot U-derzho Photographie
44. Abandoned home, Norway. Source: Reddit/iam4real
In 1932 a fire broke out and caused devastating damage to the building and its contents. It has since been left to the elements.
45. Abandoned French Château. In 1932 a fire broke out and caused devastating damage to the building and its contents. It has since been left to the elements. Source: Instagram/digitalanthill
And finally… Someone Added Googley Eyes To This Tree Consuming A Bridge Source: Reddit/pendingperil
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