Take the most common city, empty it from all of its inhabitants, whether for a tragic or a logical reason, wait a few years, and you’ll obtain a fascinating frozen in time place, an extraordinary witness of what went wrong at some point.
Of course, such spaces attracted all sorts of people, from scientists, to artists. Here are some examples of how an empty space can lead to creativity:
A tour of Rhyolite, by Philip Bloom:
The massacre of Oradour sur Glane, by David Line:
Ruby, Arizona, by Tom Guilmette: