45 Instances Where Nature Won The Battle Against Civilization

When we come to think of it, we’re really acting as if we want to leave our mark on this planet as much as possible. And yet, the reality is, this Earth is only temporary. Through time, we see Nature reclaiming and taking over the marks that we have left. Of a truth, there’s nothing much that we can do about it.

So, we have in here several photos that feature the wreckage of battles we’ve lost with Nature. We even have entire towns disappearing to give way to how Nature initially willed it. You, as an urban explorer, could only witness in silence.

“By the sweat of your brow, you will eat your food until you return to the ground since from it, you were taken; for dust, you are, and to dust, you will return.”

1. Abandoned Chateau In France Established Since The 13th Century

ancient building in London nature reclaiming and taking over
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Back in 1932, a massive fire once broke out and caused devastating damage in this iconic building, including its contents. Since then, it has been left this way.

Would you like to explore more about these kinds of stuff? Then, you would find interest in watching “The Life After People.” It’s a show on History Channel, and it tackles specific timelines on what might happen if humans are wiped out of the Earth all too suddenly.

2. Googley Eyes In A Bridge That Consumes A Tree

googley eyes tree bridge nature reclaiming and taking over
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The channel, BBC, have thought about the same idea. It also received appropriate advice from Dr. Philip Wheeler, OU about the matter. You could picture how, within just a few days, the electric grid just fails. The failsafe mechanisms, on the other hand, can no longer be overridden.

3. A Church In France That’s Left Abandoned

old church nature reclaiming and taking over
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In just one week, you could see the subways under the waterflood. You know, they push 12.4 million gallons of water out of the London Underground every single day, and it inundates the tunnels. Putting proper air conditioning and heating aside, the mold would take over in many offices and homes. Even plants would now grow over the buildings. And, various species would eventually find themselves in competition for space.

4. Mangrove Forest Reclaims A Statue Of Buddha

buddha engulfed in roots nature reclaiming taking over
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As the events progress, what separates between a city and the countryside becomes blurry. Several windows would fall off from their old frames. Then, we see the wildlife of nature reclaiming and taking over the cities and towns around. Each farmland sees the shrubs and trees, approaching to cover it.

And yet, there will be those pieces that would face no degradation. They’re just scattered everywhere. Plastics break down, and they begin dispersing. Metals, on the other hand, would corrode. Meanwhile, those pans of stainless steel still sit there. Granite worktops find themselves stranded. Tons of car tires remain useless.

5. Norway-Style House That People Have Also Abandoned
Meanwhile, nuclear facilities are failing. Some of them would even explode. As a result, you could imagine seeing the burst of radiation sweeping into the surrounding environment. Within it is a whole ecosystem of animals that eventually die. Vast amounts of radiation cause mutation in the surviving animals. New lines of evolution appear. Now, isn’t it relieving to know how the universe may go on with life even without our presence?

6. A Tree Is Eating This Stop Sign

stop sign nature reclaiming taking over
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7. Trees Have Begun To Grow On These Chimney Tops

plants on chimneys nature reclaiming taking over
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8. Nature Reclaiming And Taking Over Namibia’s Town Of Miners In The Form Of A Desert

desert nature reclaiming taking over
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9. Sea Claims Back An Old Apartment Building In Kirovsky, Russia

old apartment sea nature reclaiming taking over

10. Plants Taking Over The Scola Tower In Liguria, Italy

old fortress nature reclaiming taking over
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11. Ivy Reclaims A Bike Someone Left

plants growing on bike nature reclaiming taking over
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12. A Sunken Ship And Trees Growing Inside Its Hull

sunken boat with tree growth nature reclaiming taking over
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13. An Escalator That’s Now All-Green

escalators nature reclaiming taking over
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14. Somewhere In China

china nature reclaiming taking over
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15. A Tree Growing Over A Grave Stone

cross eaten by tree nature reclaiming taking over
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16. A Shrine In Japan

shrine in japan nature reclaiming taking over
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17. An Asylum In Italy That Bob Ross Once Touched

window with plants nature reclaiming taking over
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18. A Stone Cottage In Ireland, Now Left To Trees

stone house in forest nature reclaiming taking over
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19. Earth Reclaiming An Abandoned Boat In Australia

bridge nature reclaiming taking over

20. Kudzu Claims A Barn In Tennessee

hut covered nature reclaiming taking over

21. Plants Overgrow A Roller Coaster

rails forested nature reclaiming taking over
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22. Ivy Completely Overgrows This Building

whole house covered nature reclaiming taking over
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23. Railway Bridge Left To Nature’s Course In Czech Republic

bridge nature reclaiming taking over
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24. A Tree Growing In An Old Silo

long tree growth nature reclaiming taking over
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25. Moss Covering A Car

car forest nature reclaiming taking over
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26. Mushrooms Growing Out Of The Floor

mushrooms growing from the floor nature reclaiming taking over
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27. A Tree Grows Out Of A Speed Limit Sign

speed limit sign nature reclaiming taking over
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28. Once A Road In WA, Now Lost

road remnant nature reclaiming taking over
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29. A Tree Almost Completely Growing Over A Metal Sign

end sign almost eaten by tree nature reclaiming taking over
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30. Nature Reclaiming And Taking Over The Puerto Rico Navy

hometown road before and after nature reclaiming taking over
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31. A Tree That Seems To Be Eating The Fence

tree eating fence nature reclaiming taking over
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32. At The Excursion Zone Around The Chernobyl

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33. A Tree Growing And Covering A Street Sign

road sign consumed by tree vine nature reclaiming taking over
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34. Weeds Taking Over An Abandoned Car

plants overpowering a car nature reclaiming taking over
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35. A Moss Colony Inside A Bike Seat

moss in bike seat nature reclaiming taking over
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36. This Tree Absorbing A Fence Along With Its Patterns

tree taking over wired fence nature reclaiming taking over
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37. A Sacred Tree In Downtown Kolkata

vine in apartment nature reclaiming taking over
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38. Cactus Sitting Peaceably In A Rain Gutter

cactus on a roof nature reclaiming taking over
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39. A Tree Almost Growing Over The Whole Sign

sign almost eaten by tree nature reclaiming taking over
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40. Once A City In Akarmara, Abkhazia

whole town nature reclaiming taking over
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41. A Flood In WA State Has Washed Out This Road

road flood nature reclaiming taking over
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42. A Shoe With Weeds In The Woods

shoe forest nature reclaiming taking over
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43. A Road Close To Healing Completely

highway forested nature reclaiming taking over
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44. Plants Growing On A Car

plants growing on a car nature reclaiming taking over
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45. Super Old, Mossy and Moldy Office

moss on office floor nature reclaiming taking over
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