Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Ghost » Thu Apr 18, 2013 6:57 pm

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

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can we go back to the original subject matter
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:05 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.

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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:09 pm

Ghost wrote:
Ancient Aliens is a series of image macros based on History Channel’s TV series with the same name starring alien expert Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, who often tends to explain inexplicable phenomena as the direct result of aliens or extraterrestrials being on Earth. In a somewhat similar fashion to Bill O’Reilly’s You Can’t Explain That series, the Ancient Aliens macros exaggerate Tsoukalos’ beliefs to such an extent that they become humourous.

can we go back to the original subject matter


I see. I just thought we were laughing at his hair as a 'place long abandoned'. Sounds like he left his reason back where-ever his comb is hiding.

Who's Wee Dug wrote:Knight, this link does not work. :?


All three links work for me, what error are you getting please?
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Who's Wee Dug » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:18 pm

Give me a mo it was just the one in red that would not open.

What do you know it work now. :? :lol:
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Ghost » Thu Apr 18, 2013 7:19 pm

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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby The Mad Collector » Thu Apr 18, 2013 8:40 pm

It has to load some quite large graphics, it took me a a couple of goes to get it to load correctly
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Sister Jennifer » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:19 pm

Wow! fantastic pics, thanks for sharing.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Conforumist » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:27 pm

Great pics!

23. Abandoned mill from 1866 in Sorrento, Italy

I saw that. Sorrento was my favourite for some reason.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby jaznbonnie » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:26 am

Doesn't take Mother Nature long to reclaim the abandoned places.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby raptornx01 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 6:03 am

No, it doesn't. You should check out that Documentary series "Life After People" basically explaining what would happen to our world if people suddenly were gone. a day later, a month, a year, all the way up to hundreds or thousands of years in the future. each ep is themed, could be about pets, or military hardware, art, what have you. and each ep shows a different abandoned place to see example of what they mean in real life.

The show is kind of depressing, but very interesting.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby majomull » Fri Apr 19, 2013 11:59 am

Those are some fantastic pictures! I love the cottage in Ireland. The dome house was built fairly recently- 1981 or so- and is the subject of some rezoning dispute iirc. Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay was abandoned because it is rapidly eroding.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Kari » Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:05 pm

Those are really cool photos.

The weird thing about no 29 the el hotel, columbia is that it actually looks like there is someone standing at the window.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:47 pm

majomull wrote:The dome house was built fairly recently- 1981 or so- and is the subject of some rezoning dispute iirc. Holland Island in Chesapeake Bay was abandoned because it is rapidly eroding.


Thanks for the background. Each one tells a little story to me - which may or may not have anything to do with the reality behind them.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby KnightOfFewWords » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:06 pm

Found some more information on a couple of the pictures.

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Kolmanskop, Namib Desert, Namibia - This was a diamond-mining town established in 1908 and abandoned in 1954.

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This is the wreck of a Lockheed Constellation named Pegasus on Ross island in Antarctica. No-one was injured in the crash, and the ice-runway Pegasus Field takes it's name from the aircraft.
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Re: Fantastic Photos of Abandoned Places

Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Apr 26, 2013 1:11 pm

That Namibia one almost looks like an oil painting.
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