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"Journeys of the Abandoned: Tales from History to Nature's Embrace" In 1845

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Battle of Arras 1917

Battle of Arras 1917
Scene on the newly captured Fampoux Road with a ditched tank and soldiers at the Battle of Arras on the Western Front in France during World War I in April 1917

Background imageAbandoned Collection: HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845

HMS Erebus and HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving showing HMS Erebus (left) and HMS Terror, pictured on the River Thames, 1845. In 1845 the British Admiralty sent two polar exploration ships, HMS Erebus and HMS Terror

Background imageAbandoned Collection: View over Stanage Edge millstones at sunrise, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire

View over Stanage Edge millstones at sunrise, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845

Captain Francis Crozier of HMS Terror, 1845
Engraving of Captain Francis Crozier (1796-1848) of HMS Terror, pictured shortly before departing on the ill-fated Franklin Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Wheal Coates, abandoned disused Cornish tin mine at sunset, near St. Agnes

Wheal Coates, abandoned disused Cornish tin mine at sunset, near St. Agnes, North Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbandoned Collection: The island of Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland

The island of Hirta, St Kilda, Scotland
The ruins of the abandoned village on the Atlantic island of Hirta, the largest of the islands in St Kilda, Western Isles, Scotland. In the background are the stone cleits which were used for storage

Background imageAbandoned Collection: USA, Texas. Bluebonnets surround this abandoned ranch house near Marble Falls. Credit as

USA, Texas. Bluebonnets surround this abandoned ranch house near Marble Falls. Credit as: Dennis Flaherty / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Abanoned tin mine at Wheal Coates, Cornwall, UK

Abanoned tin mine at Wheal Coates, Cornwall, UK
This abandoned structure used to house a water pumping engine that was used in the mining process

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Poor Fauvette, 1881 (oil on canvas)

Poor Fauvette, 1881 (oil on canvas)
GLS219832 Poor Fauvette, 1881 (oil on canvas) by Bastien-Lepage, Jules (1848-84); 162.5x125.7 cm; Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove, Glasgow, Scotland; © CSG CIC Glasgow Museums Collection

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Bus 142 AKA The Magic Bus used in film Into The Wild, Stampede Trail, Healy

Bus 142 AKA The Magic Bus used in film Into The Wild, Stampede Trail, Healy, Denali Borough, Interior Alaska, Alaska, USA

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Caesar crossing the Rubicon

Caesar crossing the Rubicon
Illustration of a Caesar crossing the Rubicon. This event of crossing a small stream in Northern Italy became one of ancient historys most pivotal events, for from it sprang the Roman Empire

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Tinsley cooling towers demolition

Tinsley cooling towers demolition
Tinsley cooling towers being prepared for demolition. These towers were built in 1938 as part of the Blackburn Meadows power station and stood over 75 metres tall

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Girl on a Swing 1922

Girl on a Swing 1922
A young girl on a swing attached to a tree. Her reading book and hoop lie abandoned in the grass

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Tintern Abbey, Wales, United Kingdom

Tintern Abbey, Wales, United Kingdom
Tintern Abbey (Welsh: Abaty Tyndyrn) was founded by Walter de Clare, Lord of Chepstow, on 9 May 1131.It is situated in the village of Tintern in Monmouthshire

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Cape Romano sunken domes

Cape Romano sunken domes
sunrise over the sunken domes of Cape Romano. Once a vacation residence but two Hurricanes destroyed the island and so these abandoned buildings slowly wandered into the Gulf of Mexico

Background imageAbandoned Collection: England, Northumberland, Woodhorn Colliery Mining Museum

England, Northumberland, Woodhorn Colliery Mining Museum. Pit Head Winding Gear at the Woodhorn Colliery Mining Museum near Ashington - Once a former coal pit

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Abandoned baby found by police, New York City, 1890s

Abandoned baby found by police, New York City, 1890s
Policeman bringing in an abandoned infant found in an alley on a winter night, New York City, 1890s. Hand-colored woodcut reproduction of a 19th-century photograph

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)

Captain Sir John Franklin (1786-1847)
Engraving of Captain Sir John Franklin in his Royal Navy uniform, pictured shortly before departing on his ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Crowns Engine house, abandoned mining buildings, on coastasl cliffs at Botallack head

Crowns Engine house, abandoned mining buildings, on coastasl cliffs at Botallack head, Cornwall, UK. February 2017

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Botallack Long Exposure

Botallack Long Exposure
A long exposure of the abandoned tin mines at Botallack, Cornwall in the west of Cornwall, England, UK. Since 2006 it has been part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site - Cornwall

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Derelict fishing boats, Spiggi, Shetland Islands Scotland

Derelict fishing boats, Spiggi, Shetland Islands Scotland

Background imageAbandoned Collection: The old pier at Lillies beach on Flinders Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia

The old pier at Lillies beach on Flinders Island, Bass Strait, Tasmania, Australia

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Ulster 1914 - Patriotic Postcard

Ulster 1914 - Patriotic Postcard
Patriotic Postcard from Ulster, 1914 depicting an Ulsterwoman with a gun, standing up for the British flag and her views as a Loyalist Unionist

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy

Nobody Loves Me by George Studdy
A wet and bedraggled Bonzo, the comic canine creation of George Studdy, is found tied to a lamp post in the pouring rain and forgotten by a policeman with a torch

Background imageAbandoned Collection: The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro

The Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by ice, Barro
Engraving showing the Enterprise and Investigator surrounded by pack ice in Barrows Straits, September 1849. These two ships were used by Sir James Clark Rosss Expedition of 1848-1849 to search

Background imageAbandoned Collection: The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845

The End of Sir John Franklins Arctic Expedition, 1845
Engraving showing the end of Sir John Franklins ill-fated Arctic expedition of 1845, entitled They Forged the last link with their lives. This engraving was taken from a painting by W

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Portland Bill Lighthouse

Portland Bill Lighthouse
The red and white lighthouse at Portland Bill, Dorset framed by a small boat and jib crane

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Stanage Edge millstones at sunrise, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England

Stanage Edge millstones at sunrise, Peak District National Park, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbandoned Collection: USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary. Interior of abandoned prison

USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary. Interior of abandoned prison. Credit as: Jay O Brien / Jaynes Gallery / DanitaDelimont

Background imageAbandoned Collection: A rural gravel road on south Bruny Island, Southern Tasmania

A rural gravel road on south Bruny Island, Southern Tasmania

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Crowns Mine, Botallack, UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Penwith, Cornwall, West Country

Crowns Mine, Botallack, UNESCO World Heritage Site, West Penwith, Cornwall, West Country, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Cwmorthin Quarry, Gwynedd, north Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Cwmorthin Quarry, Gwynedd, north Wales, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Remains of the abandoned Christian Salvesen and Co. Ltd. whaling station at Leith Harbour

Remains of the abandoned Christian Salvesen and Co. Ltd. whaling station at Leith Harbour, South Georgia, UK Overseas Protectorate, Polar Regions

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Rusting locomotive at train graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia, South America

Rusting locomotive at train graveyard, Uyuni, Bolivia, South America

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Gold Mining Ghost Town of Bodie

Gold Mining Ghost Town of Bodie, Bodie State Historic Park, California, USA

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Wrecked fishing boat on shingle beach, Dungeness, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Wrecked fishing boat on shingle beach, Dungeness, Kent, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbandoned Collection: The famous Crown tin mine at Bottallack on the North Cornish coast

The famous Crown tin mine at Bottallack on the North Cornish coast, now abandoned but its old shafts extend way out
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Aerial view of the Belvedere Hotel and the Furka Pass road, famous for a scene of the James Bond

Aerial view of the Belvedere Hotel and the Furka Pass road, famous for a scene of the James Bond film Goldfinger, a high mountain pass in the Swiss Alps connecting Gletsch, Valais with Realp, Uri

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Overgrown telephone box, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Overgrown telephone box, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Twin Arrows, Arizona, United States. Route 66. Twin Arrows abandoned gas station

Twin Arrows, Arizona, United States. Route 66. Twin Arrows abandoned gas station

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Dead trees and sand dunes in blistering hot sunlight at Deadvlei, Sossusvlei Salt Pan

Dead trees and sand dunes in blistering hot sunlight at Deadvlei, Sossusvlei Salt Pan, Namib Naukluft National Park
The iconic Deadvlei in the Namibian desert is truly a special place on this planet. I had woken at 4am this morning and was first in line waiting to enter the national park of Sossusvlei Namibia

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Lighthouse on Little Curacao (Klein Curacao)

Lighthouse on Little Curacao (Klein Curacao)
Klein Curacao (English: Little Curacao) is a 1.7 square kilometres (170 ha; 0.66 sq mi) uninhabited island south-east of Curacao in the Caribbean Sea, and is part of the country of Curacao

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Outback ruins

Outback ruins
Old ruined house near Silverton, Outback NSW, Australia

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Prairie Ghost Town in Black and White

Prairie Ghost Town in Black and White
A ghost town on the plains. Dramatic landscape image in black and white. This image taken in the great plains in an abandoned town. Saskatchewan, Canada. Western faAzade on the old store

Background imageAbandoned Collection: Cliff Baths at Beach of Enniscrone of County Sligo in Ireland

Cliff Baths at Beach of Enniscrone of County Sligo in Ireland
Abandoned building which used to have a seaweed bath inside at beach of Enniscrone in County Sligo of Connacht province in Ireland



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"Journeys of the Abandoned: Tales from History to Nature's Embrace" In 1845, the HMS Erebus and HMS Terror embarked on a treacherous voyage that would leave them abandoned in icy waters. Captain Francis Crozier of the ill-fated HMS Terror faced unimaginable challenges as he battled nature's wrath during their abandonment. As the sun rises over Stanage Edge millstones in Derbyshire's Peak District National Park, a sense of solitude fills the air, hinting at forgotten stories. The haunting island of Hirta stands as a testament to human resilience amidst isolation, where once-thriving communities were ultimately abandoned. Amidst Texas' picturesque landscapes near Marble Falls lies an abandoned ranch house engulfed by vibrant bluebonnets, whispering tales of past lives. Wheal Coates, a disused Cornish tin mine near St. Agnes, paints a mesmerizing picture at sunset—a poignant reminder of Cornwall's industrial heritage left behind. A vintage photograph captures "Girl on a Swing 1922, " frozen in time like memories attached to forgotten playgrounds and lost innocence. The abandoned tin mines at Wheal Coates stand as silent witnesses to Cornwall's rich mining history—now reclaimed by nature but forever etched into its landscape. In New York City during the 1890s, an abandoned baby found by police tells a heartbreaking tale that echoes through time—an unsolved mystery waiting for closure. Bus 142 or "The Magic Bus" along Alaska's Stampede Trail became an iconic symbol after being featured in "Into The Wild, " now resting silently among wilderness trails—a relic from Christopher McCandless' fateful journey into abandonment. Caesar crossing the Rubicon—an act that marked his defiance against Rome—is shrouded with intrigue and consequences that altered history forever.