There is something both eerie and striking about abandoned places. Whether it’s a train cemetery in Bolivia, an Art Deco subway station underneath New York City, or a village covered in sand dunes on the coast of Namibia, each location is a snapshot of history frozen in time. Take a tour of these mesmerising sites around the world – stark reminders of what used to be, with beauty seeping through the broken glass and dust. This gallery was originally published in 2015. It has been updated with new information.