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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

Russian architect P.S. Boitzov built many French-style medieval castle in the 19th century–but Muromtzevo Mansion is by far the most spectacular of them.

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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

Boldt Castle. George C. Boldt began building in 1900 as a gift for his wife. After her death, all construction ceased and the castle was abandoned. It is now owned by the Thousand Islands Bridge Authority and has been in the process of restoration since

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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

Believe it or not, the castles you are about to see were totally abandoned. You might be thinking to yourself, how could anyone want to leave a castle? It makes a lot of sense if you consider what goes into residing in one.

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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

Chateau de Noisy in Belgium was originally named Chateau Miranda and completed in Designed by an English architect, the striking property was reportedly occupied by the Nazis during World War Two and latterly became an orphanage before being abandoned in

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9 of the Most Fascinating Abandoned Mansions from Around the World

destruction - falling apart both spatial and conceptual: trapped, "goes on forever" feeling of an enclosed hallway, coupled with destruction/falling apart, hopelessness, darkness, gloom, disrepair; also how set should look!