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Abandoned lighthouse

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The Rubjerg Knude Lighthouse doesn’t look real. But amazingly enough, it is. Located on top of the Lønstrup Klint (or cliff) in Jutland, Denmark, it’s been around for over a century. Over the years, sands started to bury the buildings around it and erode them, rendering the lighthouse inoperable and forcing its closure 40 years ago. Today it has destroyed them completely. Leaving this eerie ghost.

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Before giving in to the forces of nature, the tower’s operators tried everything they could think of to stop the sand migrating up the cliff. But nature proved too powerful, the cliff was eroding, and the dune started to block views of the lighthouse.

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After it ceased operating, the tower was used as a museum for many years. However, operators finally abandoned it in 2002, when the dune threatened to engulf it altogether, and the edge of the cliff drew ever nearer.

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Today it’s a novelty, a testament to the power of nature. Experts expect the lighthouse to topple over the edge of the cliff within 20 years. Get there while you can. RM

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