26 incredible photos of nature invading man-made structures and objects

Whatever we make or build, once we leave it behind, Mother Nature will gradually take over, even if it takes decades.  Tree roots may wear away at foundations and branches may burrow into objects, but the result is an often phenomenal work of art created by man meets nature. One for urban exploration fans!

Here are 26 photos of nature invading a man-made structure or object

1. The cooling tower in an abandoned Belgian nuclear power station

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2. An abandoned piano in California

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3. A temple at Angkor Wat in Cambodia

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4. An abandoned railway station in Abkhazie

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5. A lonely ferris wheel

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6. An abandoned hotel room in Colombia

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7. An abandoned mill in Sorrente, Italy

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8. When tree roots invade

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9. Flowering train tracks in Paris

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10. An unusual 'parking lot' in Taiwan

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11. A ship that was abandoned 102 years ago in Sydney, Australia

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12. A bike-eating tree in Vashon, Washington

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13. Sainte Marie Church in Belarus, as seen from below

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14. When a seed germinates in a garbage disposer

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15. The abandoned town of Keelung in Taiwan

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16. This house in Florida

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17. An old railway line in the heart of Ukraine

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18. When a park bench disappears into a tree in Dublin

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19. An abandoned hotel in Japan

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20. Kolmanskop is an abandoned town in the Namibian desert

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21. When carp invade a disused shopping mall in Bangkok

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22. A neighborhood in Hong Kong

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23. The Jeanette Jetty in Nags Heard, North Carolina as hurricane Sandy passed – photograph by Gerry Broome

24. When someone in Holland parked their bike and never came back

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25. When you go away for a few months and come home to find this!

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26. Nothing stops Mother Nature!

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What about the times you've seen nature take over?  Share your stories below!