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Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu Apr 18, 2013 12:49 pm

Came across this on another forum I browse, 30 pictures of abandoned places. I've heard of some of them before, but most are new to me. I'm finding it impossible to choose a favourite, but here is one candidate.

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Does anyone know the story behind some of these please? Angkor Wat I'm familiar with, and here are a couple I've read about before, the Chinese 'Disneyland' and the Bulgarian Communist HQ.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 1:08 pm

Wonderland looks like something out of Fallout.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Catch-up » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:03 pm

My favorite is the fishing hut in Germany, but it was hard to pick!

Michigan Central Station is no mystery. It was abandoned after Amtrak stopped service there. Although I'm not sure exactly when that was. It's hard to believe, but Detroit was once a very Chicago-like city. It would be amazing if it could be turned around somehow, but that seems almost impossible.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Tiffany » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:04 pm

The abandond Palace Theatre in Plymouth.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:11 pm

Wow! Those are amazing! :D
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:36 pm

Pripyat, ukraine (#11) is right near Chernobyl. had to be evacuated after the disaster. They created a fairly accurate reproduction of a good chunk of the town in Call Of Duty 4. That Ferris wheel is creepy. and there is a school nearby (i've also seen it on documentaries on the place) which is even more so.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Dotsie » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:12 pm

Keelung looks post-apocalyptic :shock: I could totally live in that hotel in Colombia though (but I'd need broadband).
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu Apr 18, 2013 4:40 pm

raptornx01 wrote:Wonderland looks like something out of Fallout.


Yes, and it looks like Micky & Co didn't survive the apocalypse.

Tiffany wrote:The abandond Palace Theatre in Plymouth.


Good one. I've walked past it many times, most recently just after Christmas. It's grade II listed, here's a picture from the front:

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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby chris.ph » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:16 pm

KnightOfFewWords wrote:Came across this on another forum I browse, 30 pictures of abandoned places. I've heard of some of them before, but most are new to me. I'm finding it impossible to choose a favourite, but here is one candidate.

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Does anyone know the story behind some of these please? Angkor Wat I'm familiar with, and here are a couple I've read about before, the Chinese 'Disneyland' and the Bulgarian Communist HQ.


sod stacking out for the brickie that built that....... how did they get the stone up there :shock:

stunning tho :D
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby chris.ph » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:18 pm

ive worked it out, there is a bloody big ramp on the otherside of it :whistle: or the stone masons had a skyhook :whistle: :whistle:
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Ghost » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:22 pm

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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:31 pm

Very odd, why is Bodiam Castle included as that isn't abandoned :roll:
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby raptornx01 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:36 pm

Ghost wrote:Image


The sad part is, that didn't even need to be captioned to know what it is referring to.

The wise old monk sitting at the top of that better have some good ****ing advice, that's all I gotta say.

If they ever do a paranormal investigation there I bet half way up all they are going to catch on their audio recorders is a bunch of people cursing.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Tiffany » Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:37 pm

KnightOfFewWords wrote:
Tiffany wrote:The abandond Palace Theatre in Plymouth.


Good one. I've walked past it many times, most recently just after Christmas. It's grade II listed, here's a picture from the front:

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Such a shame. It was a lovely building. I went to it when it was a theatre, before it was Dance Acadamy. There is a society, Friends of the Palace Theatre, who are trying to get something done about it though.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:49 pm

Tiffany wrote:Such a shame. It was a lovely building. I went to it when it was a theatre, before it was Dance Acadamy. There is a society, Friends of the Palace Theatre, who are trying to get something done about it though.


Yes, it's a real shame - a few people have pointed out to me while going past.

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:lol: I've seen him before somewhere, is that the History channel?
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