Photo by Passion Passport Community Member Altamash Javed

Featured Photo by Passion Passport Community Member Alina Rudya

Places can hold history like a sponge and preserve it for years. When we encounter an ancient ruin, an abandoned town or an artifactual theatre, we experience more than just the physical place, but also the years of people and moments it witnessed. In this week’s Twitter chat, we’re sharing stories and photography from our encounters with the past during present travel, and why ghost towns and abandoned places intrigue us so quickly. Join the Passion Passport community this Thursday, October 27th at 2pm ET to swap hidden destinations and uncover stories of old and precious places around the globe!

If you are unavailable during the chat time but would still like to participate, feel free to schedule your tweets according to the times listed below: 


Q1 – 2:00pm EST

What specifically interests you about ghost towns or abandoned places? Why?

Q2 – 2:06pm EST

Share a story of photo from time spent in an abandoned place. Where were you?

Q3 – 2:12pm EST

Bring us back — what part of history did an abandoned place you visited come from?

Q4 – 2:18pm EST

From ancient ruins to old movie theaters — what kinds of abandoned places intrigue you the most? Share a photo from a visit!

Q5 – 2:24pm EST

Have you ever encountered a ghost town on accident? Where were you traveling to? What stood out to you about the town?

Q6 – 2:30pm EST

Do you consider the history of a location often when you travel? What recent travels have brought you back in time?

Q7 – 2:36pm EST

What travelers have inspired you to explore more ghost towns and abandoned places?

Q8 – 2:42pm EST

What do you think makes a place that is so old or empty one of beauty and intrigue? Share a photo that helps explain this!

Q9 – 2:48pm EST

Who do you like to explore these kinds of places with? Share a photo from an experience together in a ghost town or abandoned place!

Q10 – 2:55pm EST

What is a run-down or abandoned place that you have heard about and wanted to visit? What inspired you? And most importantly — when are you planning to venture out there and see it?