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Travel pictures: The and eerie in the world

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While abroad may not be an option for many people at the moment, that shouldn’t stop avid lers from planning their dream trips. In fact, now is the best time to save up and start planning those trips on your bucket lists. For those with more unusual tastes, Express.co.uk has rounded up five of the ’s yet haunting .


Rummu Prison, Estonia

This certainly isn’t a visit for the faint-hearted.

The Soviet prison is semi-submerged and is best viewed from the top of one of the surrounding quarries.

The prison was in 1991 when Estonia gained independence from the former Soviet Union.

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With no one around to work the quarry, it flooded with water and has subsequently become a beach.

Snorkelling, paddle-boarding and canoeing are all on offer if you want to get close to the prison walls.

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pictures: Rummu Prison, Estonia (Image: GETTY)

Geamana, Romania

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Geamana, a former Romanian village, has a very sad backstory but remains a stunning spot on the bucket list.

The village used to be a thriving hub back in the 1970s.

However, this changed when reserves of copper were found in the area leading to mining and a lot of toxic waste.

With nowhere to dispose of the highly toxic waste products, Romanian communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu forced the village to be and become a waste land to toxic waste.

The waste has flooded the entire valley, yet some rooftops and a steeple can be seen through the brightly-coloured sludge.

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Craco, Italy

The village of Craco in Italy goes back over 1,000 years but has been since 1991.

The village sits on a cliff that is 400 metres high which means it has some stunning panoramic views of the surrounding area.

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Craco is home to medieval architecture which includes a castle and a church.

If you want to visit, it’s worth noting that six festivals take place each year from May to October in the village.

pictures: Geamana, Romania (Image: GETTY)

pictures: Geamana, Romania (Image: GETTY)

pictures: Craco, Italy (Image: GETTY)

Ross Island, India

Ross Island is located in South Andaman, India and was once used as a prison by the British.

The island is one of 572 islands that make up the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Thousands of residents on the islands were killed back in 1941 by a massive earthquake.

The island now belongs to the Indian Navy and is eerily .

Some of the original architecture remains but is ly overgrown with jungle vines.

pictures: Ross Island, India (Image: GETTY)

pictures: Ross Island, India (Image: GETTY)

pictures: Dome homes, Cape Romano, Florida (Image: GETTY)

pictures: Dome homes, Cape Romano, Florida (Image: GETTY)

Dome Homes, Florida

Located on the southern tip of Marco Island in Cape Romano, Florida, these bizarre-looking homes are currently being consumed by the ocean.

The dome-shaped buildings were originally built in 1980 by a returned oil producer.

The homes were self-sustaining and solar-powered at the time they were built.

The buildings were purchased again back in 2005, but quickly fell into ruin after Hurricane Wilma which sadly caused a lot of damage.

The homes were told to be removed back in 2007 but never were.

The domes are now only accessible by boat, but are definitely worth a visit for the unique architecture alone.

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