Meaning 'Battleship Island' in English, Gunkanjima's real name is Hashima and it is one of 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture, about 15 kilometres from Nagasaki itself. It earned its nickname due to its resemblance to a military warship. Despite being off-limits to travellers, the island has become an irresistible magnet for urban explorers who go to extraordinary lengths to investigate and photograph the island's abandoned buildings.

The most desolate city on Earth: Take a tour of the ghostly Battleship Island crumbling into the sea off the coast of Japan

Meaning 'Battleship Island' in English, Gunkanjima's real name is Hashima and it is one of 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture, about 15 kilometres from Nagasaki itself. It earned its nickname due to its resemblance to a military warship. Despite being off-limits to travellers, the island has become an irresistible magnet for urban explorers who go to extraordinary lengths to investigate and photograph the island's abandoned buildings.

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What is it about the abandoned and the forgotten that intrigues us so? It could have something to do with history. Our natural curiosity often leads us to look in unlikely places for satisfaction. You know what we mean – you see an old house sitting derelict at the end of the street and all …

What is it about the abandoned and the forgotten that intrigues us so? It could have something to do with history. Our natural curiosity often leads us to look in unlikely places for satisfaction. You know what we mean – you see an old house sitting derelict at the end of the street and all …

AP LIT - BY HAROLD PINTER (play) In all of Pinter's plays, seemingly ordinary events become charged with profound, if elusive, meaning, haunting pathos, and wild comedy. In The Caretaker, a tramp finds lodging in the derelict house of two brothers. Harold Pinter gradually exposes the inner strains and fear of his characters, alternating hilarity and character to create and almost unbearable edge of tension.

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AP LIT - BY HAROLD PINTER (play) In all of Pinter's plays, seemingly ordinary events become charged with profound, if elusive, meaning, haunting pathos, and wild comedy. In The Caretaker, a tramp finds lodging in the derelict house of two brothers. Harold Pinter gradually exposes the inner strains and fear of his characters, alternating hilarity and character to create and almost unbearable edge of tension.

The Peacock Room at Castello di Sammezzano in Reggello, Tuscany, Italy.  Atop a hill in a Tuscan oak tree grove, you’ll find the abandoned Sammezzano Castle. The derelict building, built in 1605 with funds from Spanish nobility, features intricate Moorish designs and a breathtaking assortment of patterns and colors. Inside, the words “Non Plus Ultra” — meaning “nothing further beyond” in Latin — stands out above an archway.

The Peacock Room at Castello di Sammezzano in Reggello, Tuscany, Italy. Atop a hill in a Tuscan oak tree grove, you’ll find the abandoned Sammezzano Castle. The derelict building, built in 1605 with funds from Spanish nobility, features intricate Moorish designs and a breathtaking assortment of patterns and colors. Inside, the words “Non Plus Ultra” — meaning “nothing further beyond” in Latin — stands out above an archway.

軍艦島 - Gunkanjima - is one among 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki itself. The island was populated from 1887 to 1974 as a coal mining facility. The island's most notable features are the abandoned concrete buildings and the sea wall surrounding it. The island has been administered as part of Nagasaki city since 2005; it had previously been administered by the former town of Takashima.

The most desolate city on Earth: Take a tour of the ghostly Battleship Island crumbling into the sea off the coast of Japan

軍艦島 - Gunkanjima - is one among 505 uninhabited islands in the Nagasaki Prefecture about 15 kilometers from Nagasaki itself. The island was populated from 1887 to 1974 as a coal mining facility. The island's most notable features are the abandoned concrete buildings and the sea wall surrounding it. The island has been administered as part of Nagasaki city since 2005; it had previously been administered by the former town of Takashima.

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