Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

(For General Discussion)

Moderators: Jason, Toothy, Tonyblack

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu Jan 16, 2014 1:14 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:The Abandoned Tourist Resort.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25496729


A real shame. Cyprus is a lovely place to visit, but it has some ugly (recent) history.
User avatar
KnightOfFewWords
Member
 
Posts: 392
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:05 am

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:30 am

Undead yes -
Unperson no!
User avatar
Sister Jennifer
Member
 
Posts: 2432
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:08 am
Location: Australia

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:56 am

Not me but it looks very interesting
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

http://www.bearsonthesquare.com
User avatar
The Mad Collector
Member
 
Posts: 9895
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:48 am
Location: Ironbridge UK

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby pip » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:09 am

That looks amazing. :D
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9376
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Penfold » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:13 am

I've not been there either (or Portugal for that matter) but it does look amazing. :D
The difference between fiction and reality? Fiction has to make sense.
User avatar
Penfold
Member
 
Posts: 7035
Joined: Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:59 am
Location: Worthing

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Ghost » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:53 am

I've been looking at the rest of the site and there are some amazing looking places
User avatar
Ghost
Member
 
Posts: 3731
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:34 pm
Location: Blackcountry

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Catch-up » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:08 pm

That's beautiful!
“It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.”
― Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees:
User avatar
Catch-up
Member
 
Posts: 6650
Joined: Sat Jul 26, 2008 3:19 am
Location: Michigan, U.S.A.

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby The Mad Collector » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:38 pm

The capital of Nicaragua is Managua and back on December 23, 1972 there was a massive earthquake which destroyed 90% of the city and killed more than 19,120 people. The city was simply not repairable so they hit on a possibly unique solution they would build round the ruins and leave the centre to either be demolished or just collapse into itself as they abandoned the area. This means that any traveller assuming that you normally head for the city centre when visiting a new place would be very confused because there is almost nothing there, the entire city is now effectively suburbs. However even when I was there in 2006 the locals still gave directions as "you go past where the library was and then skip 3 streets that aren't there anymore, turn left by where the bus station used to be and you'll get to the cathedral"

The cathedral looks fine from a distance until you look closely

Image

When you do get there the damage is more obvious.

Image

Image

Image

Image
One of those? Oh I'm sure I have one somewhere..

http://www.bearsonthesquare.com
User avatar
The Mad Collector
Member
 
Posts: 9895
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:48 am
Location: Ironbridge UK

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby pip » Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:41 pm

Wow. Looks a very interesting spot to visit :D
'There is no future for e-books, because they are not books. E-books smell like burned fuel.'
Ray Bradbury (RIP)
User avatar
pip
Member
 
Posts: 9376
Joined: Fri Sep 03, 2010 11:20 am
Location: KILDARE

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:18 pm

Interesting story Mad.

Sister Jennifer wrote:Anyone been here?

http://abandonedography.com/post/368810 ... a-portugal


Lovely picture. Is anyone else reminded of Interview With the Vampire?
User avatar
KnightOfFewWords
Member
 
Posts: 392
Joined: Wed Feb 20, 2013 11:05 am

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:29 pm

Yes... Claudia's death.

Beautiful building & interesting story, Mad.
Undead yes -
Unperson no!
User avatar
Sister Jennifer
Member
 
Posts: 2432
Joined: Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:08 am
Location: Australia

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:52 pm

Oh wow. Some of these are stunning, and others very, very icky.

http://uk.weather.com/story/travel/movi ... s-20140121
Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness thrust upon them.

The rest of us are a bit crap.
User avatar
Bouncy Castle
Member
 
Posts: 11955
Joined: Wed Apr 29, 2009 12:08 pm
Location: London

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Del » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:01 pm

Those ruins look deadly deadly dangerous Mad
Just keep swimming... just keep swimming.. just keep swimming....
User avatar
Del
Member
 
Posts: 3368
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:13 am

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Del » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:07 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:Oh wow. Some of these are stunning, and others very, very icky.

http://uk.weather.com/story/travel/movi ... s-20140121


See I found that REALLY interesting Bouncy. I visited a huge abandoned mine once. Seeing huge machines left to rot and the rail links and infrastructure. I went out on a walkway before i realised it was ... moving in a very bad way. Took me half an hour to inch my way back expecting to plummet in a cascade of tons of steel.
Just keep swimming... just keep swimming.. just keep swimming....
User avatar
Del
Member
 
Posts: 3368
Joined: Thu Mar 01, 2012 7:13 am

Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Ghost » Wed Jan 22, 2014 4:50 pm

Image
Image
Image
Image
Image
Then and Now Photos of Abandoned Detroit School
Lewis Cass Technical High School before and after fire.
Read more at http://abandonedography.com/page/76#9DyDUFqVADPvso9S.99
User avatar
Ghost
Member
 
Posts: 3731
Joined: Thu Dec 06, 2012 3:34 pm
Location: Blackcountry

PreviousNext

Return to The Broken Drum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], KnightOfFewWords and 7 guests