If you're looking for inspirational images for post-apocalyptic games, check out this article on Japan's Gunkanjima ("Battleship Island"). The island - properly named Hashima - was centered around coal mining, and was abandoned in the mid-70s after the country largely moved to petroleum for its energy needs.
The pictures of the decaying ruins are brilliant and evocative, bringing to mind Fallout-like scenes of devastation. (Check out the picture of the discarded doll.) It also underscores how fragile human construction really is, if it's not maintained.