A look at life after humans, presented by Getty Images. 1. This lonely 20th-century home in a developing Shanghai neighborhood. Universalimagesgroup / Getty Images 2. An overgrown abandoned village on Shengshan Island in Zhoushan, China. 3. The derelict lobby of the Lee Plaza Hotel in Detroit. Timothy Fadek / Getty Images 4. A quiet Ferris wheel in Pripyat, Ukraine, left abandoned after the Chernobyl nuclear disaster in 1986. Sean Gallup / Getty Images 5. The uninhabited Japanese island of Gukan jima, or "Warship Island," where more than 5,000 people once resided in the 1950s. Sankei / Getty Images 6. This once glorious monument in the Central Balkan Mountains of Bulgaria. Geography Photos / Getty Images 7. This shell of a house that has since been reclaimed by the Sahara Desert. 8. These 13th-century flour mills that remain standing in Sorrento, Italy. Willowisp / Getty Images 9. A surreal scene inside an abandoned power plant in Charleroi, Belgium. Niki Feijen#123223 / FlickrVision 10. A mining village in Kolmanskop, Namibia, where the lines between outdoor and indoor have disappeared. Sergio Pessolano#147474 / Flickr Vision 11. The Maunsell Forts in the Thames estuary that once protected the UK during World War II. Howard Kingsnorth / Getty Images 12. These 100 villas without a single resident in Taiyuan, Shanxi province, China. 13. The forsaken International Railway Station of Canfranc, Spain — opened in 1928 and abruptly abandoned in 1970. Ander Aguirre Photography / Getty Images 14. These dusty roofs peaking through the volcanic rubble after the 1997 eruption in Montserrat. Christopher Pillitz / Getty Images 15. The trees growing on top of the Beelitz-Heilstätten sanatorium ruins in Beelitz, Germany. Sean Gallup / Getty Images 16. The empty halls of the Hellenikon airport, which once served 12 million passengers a year in Athens, Greece. Milos Bicanski / Getty Images 17. These bizarre abandoned ships left to rust in the desert of Aral, Kazakhstan. Afp / AFP / Getty Images 18. And the overgrown Faliro Olympic Complex where thousands once cheered in Athens. Milos Bicanski / Getty Images See more abandoned places around world at Getty Images.