People have been on this planet for thousands of years and, in that time, for one reason or another, we've moved around quite a bit. Whether it was for exploration, trade, war, or any other number of reasons, people have been leaving their homes behind since time immemorial. Sometimes, entire cities and villages are abandoned by their people, while other times it's merely one home.
It's hard to believe that anyone would ever abandon a luxury estate, but you never can tell. History is, after all, filled with examples of abandoned mansions and palaces that fell victim to civil unrest. In the case of one particular mansion in New York, however, the reasons as to why the owners left are currently anyone's guess.
Photographer Bryan Sansivero found and documented this incredible abandoned mansion on the outskirts of New York City (he didn't want to disclose specifics).
The mansion has 57 rooms, including a bowling alley, indoor tennis court, library, and two bars, all sitting on six acres of land. Remnants of old furniture and carpets give a glimpse into what it was once like.
For more pictures: http://www.wimp.com/exploring-abandoned-mansion-outside-new-york-city-nyc/
Source: Wimp.com, 3/2/2016