Behold the abandoned swimming pool in Pyramiden, Svalbard

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Pyramiden is a ghost town on Svalbard (Norway), way north in the Atlantic Ocean, named after the nearby, pyramid-shaped mountain. A former Russian settlement and coal mining community, it was abandoned apparently in a hurry in 1998, leaving behind stuff like a “Red October” grand piano in the cultural centre auditorium, and an empty swimming pool with lane ropes still attached. See more videos here.

Pyramiden Aquatic Center from Marianna Williams on Vimeo.

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