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Humans Tried to Build, But Nature Finally Won in the End

 Civilization is on a constantly moving, constantly expanding uphill climb towards perceived greatness, using every tool in our repertoire and armed with knowledge and understanding. However, for all the incredible progress human beings have made, Mother Nature still reigns supreme. As she well should! Forests and wooded lands are often wiped out to make room for more houses, shopping complexes and major institutions.

Some architects even build structures around plant life. Strategic planning is required to bring these plans to fruition. Every once in awhile though, Nature will catch one of us straying from the plan, and strike slowly but sharply to gain her victory. Quietly as time passes, she takes back what is hers and lets the green grow once again, over what humanity has created, in the ultimate show of power. In these 20 funny yet poignantly beautiful pictures, it's easy to see that Mother Nature was the clear winner of these wars.

 

1. This tree hits all the right notes

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, tree growing through a grand piano

 

2. This road in Hawaii that was destroyed by lava has become the home for new life

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, road in Hawaii that was destroyed by lava covered in grass

 

3. An abandoned silo that allowed a tree to thrive

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, an abandoned silo with a tree growing to the top of it

 

4. A railway track in Texas that hasn’t seen a train in a long time

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, abandoned railway track in Texas covered in flowers

 

5. A former race track now slowly becoming a garden 

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, A former race track now slowly becoming a garden

 

6. A sacred Bodhi tree entwined with an abandoned Shiva temple

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, A sacred Bodhi tree entwines with an abandoned Shiva temple

 

7. "I finished building my farmhouse and then returned the next summer to find this"

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, trees growing out of a house in a field

 

8. A window in the greenery shows us the remnants of an abandoned hospital in Germany

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, window of an abandoned hospital in Germany surrounded by plants and trees 

 

9. Through the cracks of the cement in a Naples’ archeological park, this fig tree found life

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, fig tree growing Through the cracks of the cement in a Naples’ archeological park, Italy

 

10. A train track in Washington state that is now a floral treasure

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, A train track in Washington state covered in trees and yellow flowers

11. What happens when you park your car in the woods of Japan

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, two cars hidden under plants and trees in a forest in Japan

 

12. It was once a hiking boot

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, hiking boot covered in mud and grass with a snail on it

 

13. This barren fishing village belongs to nature now    

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, houses in an abandoned fishing village covered in grass

 

14. This wrecked boat is now a tree-laden island 

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, wrecked boat turned into a tree-covered island

 

15. A tombstone from the 1800’s that this tree was kind enough to grow around

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, A tombstone from the 1800’s that a tree grew around

 

16. The Witch’s cottage in the forest has become a part of the forest!

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, cottage in the forest with trees growing out of it

 

17. Trenches in the war that are seas of grass and life today

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, war trenches covered in grass

 

18. Before the days of Amazon, we used to call these strange places “malls”

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, escalator covered in plants

 

19. An all-natural Elmo doll

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, Elmo toy on the ground covered in grass and leaves

 

20. This abandoned ship is now a vase for a bouquet of trees 

Photographs showing greenery, flowers, plants and trees growing over man-made objects, depicting times when nature won the battle against civilization, abandoned ship covered in trees

 

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