An aerial view of Battleship Island, the site of an abandoned coal mining operation in Nagasaki Harbour

An aerial view of Battleship Island, the site of an abandoned coal mining operation in Nagasaki Harbour

Pripyat, Ukraine  Site of the infamous Chernobyl incident, the entire city had to be abandoned in 1986 due to nuclear radiation.

Pripyat, Ukraine Site of the infamous Chernobyl incident, the entire city had to be abandoned in 1986 due to nuclear radiation.

Nov. 5, 2012. Old locomotives are seen in a train cemetery in Uyuni, near a salt flat some 290 miles (466 km) south of La Paz, Bolivia.

Nov. 5, 2012. Old locomotives are seen in a train cemetery in Uyuni, near a salt flat some 290 miles (466 km) south of La Paz, Bolivia.

Hashima Island, Japan. A tiny island where the sole occupation was coal mining. The mines were closed and the island abandoned in 1974.

Hashima Island, Japan. A tiny island where the sole occupation was coal mining. The mines were closed and the island abandoned in 1974.

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