places i'd want to go if i could part one: gunkanjima

Hashima, called "Gunkanjima" because in silhouette it resembles a battleship, was developed as a coal mining town but was abandoned in the 1970s.

It is currently closed off to the public but there are some pictures.

And an album.

It was featured in the final level of Killer7 and is therefore my only Wikipedia edit.


Anonymous said...

What happened to it? Was it just abandoned? It looks like it was bombed.

Erik Bear said...

I think it just wasn't very well put-together.