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MechanicalMouse
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« on: February 19, 2008, 11:39:41 am »

I've quickly checked and I don't think anyones posted about this site before.

I stumbled across it a few years back and check it every couple of months. Its a collection of photographs of abandoned industrial buildings, hospitals and the such. So of the building he visits are absolutely beautiful and its a crime they've been left to rot.

I'm sure there are plenty of people here that will enjoy the images.


http://www.abandoned-places.com/
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« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2008, 12:35:36 pm »

Oooo cool thanks!  I haven't seen this site before!  I've been here http://oboylephoto.com/ruins/index.htm which has some fantastic pictures and there are a couple more sites I have stumbled across but lost from an over zealous attempt at Bookmark pruning!  Cry

I love these types of pictures...  Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2008, 03:49:43 pm »

This guy has some amazing pictures and some of the more industrial ones strike me as very steampunk. http://www.opacity.us/
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« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2008, 07:25:10 pm »

Mustard Gas Party has a collection of pictures of lots of abandoned places in and around New York.
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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2008, 08:41:15 pm »

I used to urban spelunk frequently but as I got older, slowed down. I did not like dealing with the busy bodies calling in the Mounties. Then I hit on something. Until last year I had a late model, high end German sedan (now replaced with a mileage king). I discoverer that if you dress nice and carry a notebook & camera, you can go through fences and walk onto posted properties without anyone saying a thing. To anyone driving by (except the property owner) you are one of the rabble real estate developers and must have permission to be there.
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« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2008, 08:59:40 pm »

I used to urban spelunk frequently but as I got older, slowed down. I did not like dealing with the busy bodies calling in the Mounties. Then I hit on something. Until last year I had a late model, high end German sedan (now replaced with a mileage king). I discoverer that if you dress nice and carry a notebook & camera, you can go through fences and walk onto posted properties without anyone saying a thing. To anyone driving by (except the property owner) you are one of the rabble real estate developers and must have permission to be there.

If you dress nicely and carry a clipboard you must be important and therefore not subject to questioning by random passersby. You can use that method to get just about anywhere tbh.

Don't ask how I figured this out.
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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2008, 02:12:54 am »

Ooh! I love links like this.

Gunkanjima-Abadoned Island - http://www.ne.jp/asahi/saiga/yuji/gallary/gunsu/g-text-e.html

Chernobyl - http://www.angelfire.com/extreme4/kiddofspeed/chapter1.html

Derelict London - http://www.derelictlondon.com/derelict_london_com.htm
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« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 02:23:42 am »

I used to urban spelunk frequently but as I got older, slowed down. I did not like dealing with the busy bodies calling in the Mounties. Then I hit on something. Until last year I had a late model, high end German sedan (now replaced with a mileage king). I discoverer that if you dress nice and carry a notebook & camera, you can go through fences and walk onto posted properties without anyone saying a thing. To anyone driving by (except the property owner) you are one of the rabble real estate developers and must have permission to be there.

If you dress nicely and carry a clipboard you must be important and therefore not subject to questioning by random passersby. You can use that method to get just about anywhere tbh.

Don't ask how I figured this out.

On top of this, act confident - as if you are supposed to be wherever it is.
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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 03:18:13 am »

Thank you for such lovely links. I will share my favorite with you www.darkpassage.com
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« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 04:39:26 am »

I love this sort of thing! thanks for all the links, everyone. :3 people do this a lot, I think it's called urban exploration. I'd do it, but I don't want to get hurt...I'm sort of a wuss. XD

if you dress nice and act confident, you can go anywhere. people think you're supposed to be there.

being attractive also helps, but it's not necessary; Cleopatra wasn't a beauty! Cheesy
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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2008, 06:42:22 am »

I like the use of floorplans(?) for the galleries, seems like a Steampunk touch.

My favourite is The Vanishing Point, though I find I can't view urban exploration sites for long without experiencing paroxysms of jealousy.  This kind of adventure (or discovering Derinkuyu) is a longtime fantasy of mine.
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« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2008, 11:01:45 am »

For those interested in this topic, I collected a multitude of links on abandoned places on my own forum since 2004. The forum is very slow at the moment since I'm currently upgrading the software. Hope you like.  Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 14, 2015, 12:27:32 am »

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/constanta-casino-romania-photos_559fcd24e4b096729155e7cf?









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« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2015, 02:44:17 am »

What a beautiful building! So sad to see it empty, it looks quite forlorn.
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« Reply #14 on: July 15, 2015, 06:08:43 pm »

A few months ago I went to Salve Mater in Belgium. It's an old asylum, now abandoned. (a part is rented by a photographer)
The building has a lot of rooms, long hallways and a chapel.
kapel by Steven Langewouters, on Flickr

bank by Steven Langewouters, on Flickr

rolstoel by Steven Langewouters, on Flickr

hal by Steven Langewouters, on Flickr
About the last picture: I think the red stuff on the floor is blood, but I'm not sure.
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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2015, 01:44:16 am »

Those are lovely chairs - I'm surprised that they are still there.
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2015, 10:02:22 pm »

Those are lovely chairs - I'm surprised that they are still there.

The code of Urbexers is: take nothing but pictures, leave nothing but footprints.

At the time I was there, with a group of 20 (legal) Urbexers, I've seen furniture move about, but never leaving the building. It's actually also not done to move anything, but as this was a legal entering of the building, we where allowed to stage our photographs.

It's still on my bucketlist to go back after sunset. I'll guess it's going to be spooky there.  Grin Shocked
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« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2015, 12:33:52 am »

Bicyclebuilder, I was not suggesting that the Urbexers, legal or illegal, would take anything, but that the furniture may have been removed by those less fortunate, those out to make a quick dollar, or for some other less nefarious reason. Even for firewood. They are beautiful chairs.
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« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2015, 09:49:11 pm »

Bicyclebuilder, I was not suggesting that the Urbexers, legal or illegal, would take anything, but that the furniture may have been removed by those less fortunate, those out to make a quick dollar, or for some other less nefarious reason. Even for firewood. They are beautiful chairs.

That is remarkably indeed. The building had a few abandoned "nests" from homeless people. I guess no one has thought of removing and selling them. I've seen quite a few furniture peices even I would like to have. There was this hospital bed with wheels and a mechanical raising construction I would want. It would have made an awesome tv cabinet!  Cheesy

The location is a bit outside of town, so not populair for the homeless. No food supply nearby I guess.
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« Reply #19 on: July 18, 2015, 12:56:11 am »

I there some local authority with control? Perhaps an approach and an offer could be made?
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