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This abandoned island was once a brutal prison - and the photos of it will haunt you

One year ago   |   By Business Insider

France had a brutal penal colony located on the islands of French Guiana from 1797 to 1953.
Since the prison's closure, several businesses have attempted to build on the beautiful and desolate islands - but all have abandoned it.
The abandoned prison buildings have slowly been reclaimed by nature.
France currently welcomes tourists to the islands so that the atrocities of the past are neither forgotten nor repeated.
Romain Veillon is a photographer who loves to shoot urban ruins and share what he finds with the world. The beauty of what remains when humanity abandons a place to nature is...
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