Abandoned, Disused & Ruinous Places

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  1. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    That exact "round the corner" scenario happened in real life when Romero was shooting the original Dawn Of The Dead in the Monroeville Shopping Mall, Tom Savini tells the anecdote at 19:20 in this below link, senior citizens who were into slow jogging and completely unaware that a film was being made turned a corner one morning and bumped into 'three hundred' made up zombies .. many pants were shat I expect ..

     
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    Kingsize Wombat Abominable Snowman

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    That one is totally new to me.

    http://allthatsinteresting.com/murphy-ranch
     
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  3. TheLeeds

    TheLeeds 8 Pints at Dinner Time

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    Has this one been done yet ?

     
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  4. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch

     
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    Tribble Furry Idiot

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    Swifty Generation Y

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  7. Mythopoeika

    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    What a waste! They're mostly in good nick.
     
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    Fluttermoth Mrs Treguard

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    Exactly what I was just about to post. There's got to be a use for these, somewhere, surely?!
     
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    Spudrick68 Justified & Ancient

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    No wonder the earths climate is knackered with such a shocking attitude to wasting resources that this illustrates. We have no bloody chance to stop climate change.
     
  10. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    PBY Catalina WW2 air boat that was for sale last year .. she'll do the Kessel run in under 12 parsecs :cool:

     
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    Mythopoeika I am a meat popsicle

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    Still has the guns! Needs to be in a museum.
     
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    ramonmercado CyberPunk

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    No! I want it, it would be useful for attacking fish farmers.
     
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    Shady WHOOOOOOO ARE YOU?

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    Even if they sold the bikes for a couple of quid each they would make something and clear it up, maybe someone could make a sculpture from them, a giant Earth, maybe
     
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    Swifty Generation Y

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    Imagine just how many youth clubs would benefit from those bikes across the UK .. and job centres ..

    Perhaps this goes some way towards explaining why Trump was wanking on about China so much ? ..

    Oh .. wait .. hang on

     
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    Swifty Generation Y

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    This photographer found an old matchbook complete with photographs of an old resort so decided to return and take pictures of the locations as they look now (I'd recommend turning the sound off unless you like whiney boy band R&B):

     
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    Frideswide Princess (PeteByrdie Certificated)

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    cycleboy2 Abominable Snowman

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    Swifty Generation Y

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    Russia's abandoned ghost towns, BBC documentary, 2018

     
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    My local oddity....


    "HMS Forward"
    The Combined Naval HQ Bunker
    at South Heighton, East Sussex


    “On 27th May 1941 No’s 5 & 6 sections leave Aldershot to commence work on the Naval Shelter at Newhaven and tunnelling operations begin on June 4th”.

    In July No. 2 section billeted in Tunbridge Wells send 26 men to Newhaven to assist in the excavation work at what was to become HMS Forward. Further work was done on the construction of an underground observation post at Fort Newhaven leading to a cliff edge platform. (War Diary Extracts)


    South Heighton was before the war, a charming quintessential English hamlet. About one mile north of Newhaven port in East Sussex the village attracted the building of a holiday rest home for the use of the Guinness Trust executive members and was know locally as the Guinness Trust Holiday Home. The holiday home was built in 1938 on Heighton Hill with views across the Channel and a pleasant southern facing aspect. It had 16 dormitory rooms, a communal dining room and sun lounge with all apartments having access to a sun terrace and private lawn. A top floor suite housed the resident caretaker. In 1938 it was the height of holiday luxury but its first open season of 1939 was marred by the aggression of Hitler and it never enjoyed its intended use.

    https://www.blighty-at-war.net/hms-forward-bunker.html
     
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    Tribble Furry Idiot

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    This one's titled ..

    The Lost Dutchman's mine, Forgotten Movie Ghost Towns, and someone returns

     
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    hunck Justified & Ancient

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    Abandoned Chinese village

    Houtouwan, ex fishing village on Shengshan Island, one of 400 islands in the Shengsi archipelago, once had a population of 2000, now just a handful remain.


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    Lewis's Fifth Floor. This is a closed floor within the iconic Lewis's department store in Liverpool. Shut off from the outside world for thirty years, the fifth floor housed three restaurants and a hair salon all of which still retained their glamorous decor and fittings from the stores 1950's heyday. The store itself closed for good a few years ago.

    Not my pictures, but just the sort of thing that gets my imagination as a short story writer(mainly involving hauntology/timeloops etc) into overdrive.

    lewisIMG0322t1-1bri.jpg lewisIMG0341t1-1bri.jpg lewisIMG0298t1-1bri.jpg
     
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    Naughty_Felid No longer interesting

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    Love the Avatar I'm a massive Ghost Box fan.
     
  25. Bigphoot2

    Bigphoot2 Carbon Based Infestation

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    The appeal of ghost towns, if I had a million to spare I wouldn't mind owning my own ghost town.

    https://www.theguardian.com/busines...-and-decay-the-eerie-appeal-of-the-ghost-town
     
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  26. Swifty

    Swifty Generation Y

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    More abandoned places ..

     
  27. JamesWhitehead

    JamesWhitehead Piffle Prospector

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    I can remember it in its sixties heyday! Taking a wrong turn on the escalators, I was separated from Mum for quite a while as I explored its massive and confusing expanses. I was captured eventually.

    It was still open into the nineteen eighties, though the number of floors was reduced to three, I think. Maybe Liverpudlians still arrange to meet under the "dicky" statue, now the iconic store has shut it doors for good! :)
     
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    James_H And I like to roam the land

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  29. Swifty

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    As a previous poster has already said, the amount of possibilities they could provide to people in not well off areas around the world instead of just being left there to rot ?.. etc ..
     
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    James_H And I like to roam the land

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    Well, lots of China qualifies as 'the less well off areas of the world', I wonder if they could redistribute them into villages etc (I think most of those bikes are in the very first-world big cities)
     
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