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This Morbid Instagram Account Collects The Most Depressing Place Names on Earth

From the Sorrow Islands to Mount Despair and Disappointment Cove...

There are Instagram account for everything these days. Sure, you still get the action sports and adventure accounts that bring your daily inspiration, like the Mpora Instagram for example – nudge, nudge, wink, wink – but you also get some rather more bizarre accounts.

Recently we’ve brought you the story of Hawkeye Huey, the 5-year-old Instagrammer and National Geographic photographer. Then there’s accounts like the TSA account which highlights the strangest things ever confiscated at American airports and the ‘That Looks Like a Dick’ account, which, well, is all in the name really.

In amongst all the madness though, occasionally a piece of pure genius, originality or hilarity will pop up and put a smile on your face, and the hilarity-factor is there in abundance for the wonderfully morbid travel account Sad Topographies. It digs out the most depressing place names across the world on Google Maps and posts them to social media.

@Sadtopographies is run by Australian artist Damien Rudd, who told Quartz, “In Australia, like the US and Canada, there are many depressing place names that are connected to the dark history of early colonialism, and the mishaps of explorers and settlers.”

The account description? Simply “Somewhere to go, when you’re feeling low.” It’s poetic in a way. And it also makes for a magnificently melancholic scroll. Here are some of the best…

1) Suicide Bridge Road

 

Suicide Bridge, Hurlock, U.S. #suicide

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2) Mt Despair

 

Mount Despair, Montana, U.S. #despair

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3) Depression Pond

 

Depression Pond, Dover U.S #depression

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4) Misery Bay

 

Misery Bay, Michigan, U.S. #misery

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5) Melancholy Waterhole

 

Melancholy Waterhole, Sturt, Australia #melancholy

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6) Massacre Island

 

Massacre Island, Subd, Canada #massacre #explorecanada

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7) Mistake Island

 

Mistake Island, Jonesport, U.S #mistake

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8) Shades of Death Road

 

Shades of Death road, Great Meadows, U.S. #shadesofdeath

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9) Cape Disappointment Lighthouse

 

Cape Disappointment, Washington U.S #disappointment

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10) Despair Island

 

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11) Tragedy Pool

 

Tragedy Pool, Camballin, Australia #tragedy

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12) Sorrow Islands

 

Sorrow Islands, British Columbia, Canada #sorrow

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13) Disappointment Island

 

Disappointment Island, New Zealand #disappointment

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14) Hopeless Pass

 

Hopeless Pass, California, US #hopless

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15) Unfortunate Cove

 

Unfortunate Cove, Cook's Harbor, Canada #unfortunate

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16) Dead Dog Island

 

Dead Dog Island, Killarney, Canada #deaddog

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17) Alone

 

Alone, Brescia Province, Italy #alone

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18) Calamity Lake

 

Calamity Lake, Crystal Bay, U.S #calamity

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19) Lonesome Road

 

Lonely St / Lonesome Rd, Cedar Grove, US #lonely #lonesome

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20) Disappointment Cove

 

Disappointment Cove, New Zealand #disappointment

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21) Devastation Island

 

Devastation Island, British Columbia, Canada #devastation

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22) Nothing

 

Nothing, Arizona, U.S #nothing

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23) All Alone

 

All Alone, Cheltenham, U.K #allalone

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