01 Eastern State Penitentiary
Philadelphia This prison operated from 1829 to 1971, and when it was first built, it was the largest building in the country. Notoriously, inmates were often tortured there. Now the deserted penitentiary is considered one of the most haunted places in the world; reported sightings of figures and the sounds of footsteps, crying and screaming abound.
02 City Hall Station
New York This beautiful subway station was in use until 1945, but it closed down because the curve of the platform was too sharp for newer, longer trains. Decorated with stained glass skylights, colorful tile and brickwork and chandeliers, this work of art is sadly no longer accessible to commuters and passersby, but the New York Transit Museum does offer tours to this underground treasure box.
03 The Great Train Graveyard
Uyuni, Bolivia In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, transportation was a major industry in the region. But by the 1940s, these windy salt flats were where trains went to die. The area’s harsh conditions deteriorated the trains rapidly, quickly giving them the haunting appearance of ancient relics—albeit ones that visitors can climb on for share-worthy photos.
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