45 Times Nature Successfully Took Back What’s Hers

Published 5 years ago

It seems that no matter how hard us humans try to create something, nature always finds a way to take it all back. And sometimes all that’s left is to take a step back and admire this unstoppable force at work.

Even though seeing nature slowly creep over man-made structures can make you question how temporary everything surrounding us is, it’s a beautiful sight nevertheless. From traffic signs to entire cities – see how nature slowly reclaims what’s hers in the gallery below!

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#1 Amazing Abandoned 13th Century Château Located In France

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In 1932 a fire broke out and caused devastating damage to the building and its contents. It has since been left to the elements.

#2 An Abandoned Church In France

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#3 Someone Added Googley Eyes To This Tree Consuming A Bridge

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#4 Abandoned House, Norway Style

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#5 Abandoned Apartment Building Being Claimed By The Sea In The Former Fishing Village Of Kirovsky, Russia

#6 Statue Of Buddha Being Reclaimed By Mangrove Forest

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#7 The Desert Reclaiming Territories In Namibia. Now A Ghost Town, Kolmanskop Was Once An Oasis Where Miners Lived

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#8 Trees Sprouted On Top Of Abandoned Chimneys

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#9 I Saw A Tree Eating A Stop Sign

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#10 Scola Tower, Liguria, Italy

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#11 Abandoned Bike Reclaimed By Ivy

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#12 Mother Nature Is Calling. Somewhere In China

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#13 Trees Grow Inside The Hull Of A Sunken Ship

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#14 Abandoned Asylum In Italy That Has Been Touched By Bob Ross

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#15 Destined To Be Green. Abandoned Escalator

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#16 Shrine In Japan

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#17 This Tree Grew Over A Grave Stone And Took The Cross With It

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#18 Earth Slowly Reclaiming An Abandoned Boat – SS City Of Adelaide, Wrecked Off The Coast Of Magnetic Island, Australia

#19 A Barn Claimed By Kudzu In Tennessee

#20 Overgrown Roller Coaster

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#21 Abandoned Railway Bridge In Czech Republic

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#22 Mushrooms Growing Through The Floor!

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#23 This Tree I Found Growing In An Old Silo

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#24 This Building Was Completely Overgrown By Ivy

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#25 Abandoned Stone Cottage. Sneem/Kenmare, Ireland

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#26 Just A Little Moss, It Will Buff Out

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#27 Lost Road In WA

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#28 I Grew Up On The Puerto Rico Navy Base Which Closed In 2004. It’s Now Overgrown And Taken Over By Nature

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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.

#29 I Found A Tree Growing Through Speed Limit Sign

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#30 This Tree Has Almost Completely Overgrown A Large Metal Sign Posted On It

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#31 Abandoned Car In Beijing

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#32 This Street Sign Has Been Covered By This Tree

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#33 Colony Of Moss Growing Inside A Bike Seat

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#34 A Tree Eating A Fence

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#35 Abandoned City Akarmara, Abkhazia

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#36 A Sacred Tree Reclaiming An Occupied 5 Story Building In An Old Section Of Downtown Kolkata

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#37 Road washed out by flood, WA state

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#38 This Tree Near My School Track That Absorbed A Fence And Shows The Pattern On The Bark

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#39 Nature Winning The Battle Against Civilization In The Exclusion Zone Around Chernobyl

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#40 Cactus In A Rain Gutter

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#41 This Tree Has Nearly Totally Grown Around A Sign

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#42 Abandoned Office Found With Lots Of Moss And Mold

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#43 An Old Abandoned Road Slowly Healing Over And Being Reclaimed By Nature

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#44 Found A Shoe In The Woods

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#45 These Plants Growing Out Of Someone’s Car

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One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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