Greeks settled the town of Craco (Basilicata, Italy) in with a prison, university and plazas. But plagues, poor agricultural conditions and earthquakes took their toll. It was rendered uninhabitable between 1959 and 1972 due to destructive landslides.
abandoned synagogue by jandudas, via Flickr in Lučenec, Central Slovakia. Built in the 20ties of the past century by the famous architect of the Art-Nouveau synagogues Lipót Baumhorn. Almost identecal synagogues are in Tel Aviv, Brussels and Amsterdam. During the Communist time this beautiful edifice was used as a storage by the local agricultural unit ... Since than it is falling apart.