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Creeping Vines, Abandoned Village - 29 Jul 2015 - Sort by:
Creeping Vines, Abandoned Village - 29 Jul 2015
Just a handful of people still live in a village on Shengshan Island east of Shanghai that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen. Every day hundreds of tourists visit Houtouwan, making their way on narrow footpaths past tumbledown houses overtaken by vegetation. The remote village, on one of more than 400 islands in the Shengsi archipelago, was abandoned in the early 1990s as first wealthy residents then others moved away, aiming to leave problems with education and food delivery behind them.
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HOUTOUWAN, China
A former resident who is engaged by the local government to assist visiting tourists arrives in the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan on the island of Shengshan as mist rises early July 26, 2015. Just a handful of people still live in a village on Shengshan Island east of Shanghai that was once home to more than 2,000 fishermen. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj
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Plants grow on houses in the abandoned fishing village... more
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Tourists walk between buildings covered with vines... more
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A tourist poses for photos in the abandoned fishing... more
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Tourists walk between buildings covered with leaves... more
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A building which is covered with leaves is seen through... more
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A bed and other furniture are left inside a room of... more
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Children's clothes lie on a sofa in an empty house... more
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Sun Ayue, one of a few remaining residents, stands... more
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Sun Ayue, one of very few residents of the abandoned... more
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Sun Ayue, one of very few residents of the abandoned... more
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A house is covered with vines in the abandoned fishing... more
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Vegetation grows through an open door of a house in... more
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Objects lie in an empty house in the abandoned fishing... more
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A tourist looks inside a house in the abandoned fishing... more
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A picture of a Chinese God of Fortune is stuck to a... more
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Tourists visit the abandoned fishing village of Houtouwan... more
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A photographer uses a large format camera to take pictures... more
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A tourist walks between building completely covered... more
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A woman takes pictures as morning mist covers the abandoned... more
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