Take a look around the extraordinary derelict island featured in the James Bond movie 'Skyfall'

Few people cared about the derelict Japanese island of Hashima until 2012, when its crumbling piers and abandoned apartment buildings were used as a backdrop for the secret island in the James Bond movie “Skyfall.”

One photographer, Kevin Dooley, has documented the entire island — and it’s pretty spectacular.

People first settled Hashima because of nearby coal resources. The Mitsubishi Group bought the island in 1890 to use it as a base for coal extraction from the sea.

Dooley used Google Street View to find and capture some of the most enchanting parts of the old factory. It gives everyone a chance to tour where more than 5,000 people once lived and worked.

This is what Bond villain Raoul Silva's island looks like in 'Skyfall.'


Bond and Severine are brought to the island to be killed by Silva, a villainous rogue MI6 agent.


The movie used exterior scenes of the island as a backdrop.


But the action wasn't filmed there -- it was meshed together with CGI in postproduction.



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