This Guy Documents The World’s Saddest Places

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This Guy Documents The World’s Saddest Places
This Guy Documents The World's Saddest Places
This Guy Documents The World’s Saddest Places




This guy documents the world’s saddest places and collects them all in his book called “Sad topographies” which is available on Amazon. If you want to start laughing uncontrollably about depressing names, be sure to take a look at the world’s saddest places.

The mastermind behind this project is Damien Rudd, a 33-year-old Australian who spends his time looking for sad sounding names around the world.

“I typed hopeless into Google Maps to find other places called hopeless, then other synonyms for sadness,” Damien says. “I screen captured the results and soon had the beginnings of the collection.”

This Guy Documents The World's Saddest Places
This Guy Documents The World’s Saddest Places

“Probably the ones in Antarctica are the most interesting. There is Shapeless Mountain which was named as none of the exploring party could agree on its shape. So shapeless was Shapeless Mountain that when a later expedition attempted to climb it, they scaled the wrong mountain entirely – which they then in turn named Mistake Mountain. There is also a Wrong Peak, which earned its name in under similar circumstances. In 1963 Recoil Glacier was named by a geologist who was said to have “recoiled in disgust” at finding nothing of interest there.”

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Lonesome Road, Cedar Grove U.S #lonesome

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Shades of Death Road, New Jersey U.S #shadesofdeath

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Lonesome Lake, Washington U.S #lonesome

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Sorrow Islands, British Columbia #sorrow

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