The once lavish estate of Swananoa Palace in Virginia, US, may be a shadow of its former self, but it has a new life as a much-photographed ruin on IG. Photo: @mstrider/Instagram The once lavish estate of Swananoa Palace in Virginia, US, may be a shadow of its former self, but it has a new life as a much-photographed ruin on IG. Photo: @mstrider/Instagram
The once lavish estate of Swananoa Palace in Virginia, US, may be a shadow of its former self, but it has a new life as a much-photographed ruin on IG. Photo: @mstrider/Instagram
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13 spooky abandoned palaces spotted on Instagram around the world – from Italy’s Villa de Vecchi to New York’s Bannerman Castle

From the Jaipur's regal Jal Mahal to New York socialite’s retreat Wyndclyffe Castle – said to be source of the expression ‘keeping up with the Jonses’ – these palaces were the height of luxury when built, but now the abandoned ruins make for a ghostly IG-worthy backdrop for scarily good photos

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The once lavish estate of Swananoa Palace in Virginia, US, may be a shadow of its former self, but it has a new life as a much-photographed ruin on IG. Photo: @mstrider/Instagram The once lavish estate of Swananoa Palace in Virginia, US, may be a shadow of its former self, but it has a new life as a much-photographed ruin on IG. Photo: @mstrider/Instagram
The once lavish estate of Swananoa Palace in Virginia, US, may be a shadow of its former self, but it has a new life as a much-photographed ruin on IG. Photo: @mstrider/Instagram
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