Buildings of different purposes, rising out of lakes and rivers, submerged in gallons of water – the places where people once lived and worked, a homes to weeds and fishes now. These buildings were flooded and drowned by men’s own doing, in their hurry to change nature’s path for dams and reservoirs. Churches, monasteries, palaces and fortresses are usually occur as partly-submerged structures, which are popular among photographers and tourists.
1. St. Nicholas Church, Macedonia
The church of St. Nicholas in Mavrovo, Macedonia was built in 1850 and stood for a 153 years until it was decided an artificial lake was needed in the village. At one point the church was fully submerged, but it keeps rising again, especially in summer with the droughts of the 21st century. [link, map] Continue reading