Whenever new photographs arise of manmade structures gone untouched for years, it's hard to look away. Some photos are haunting and eerie, yet these lush, green-shrouded buildings on Gougi island, in China’s Yangtze River, are anything but eerie. Instead, they reveal a tranquil sense of what happens when nature reclaims the land.
Gouqi island is located in the Shengsi archipelago of about 400 islands. Jane Qing captured the stunning images of this city of seemingly endless buildings, which were a part of a fishing village years ago. The region has a history of doing well, even today, in the fishing industry. Yet, this particular island seems to have been forgotten.
Each discovery of abandoned cityscapes is captivating, but one covered in beautiful ivy and greenery surely enchants in its own way.
Images via Jane Qing