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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #75 on: September 12, 2015, 12:18:43 pm »
one of my hobbies is geocaching, and that tends to lead you to abandonned places...





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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #76 on: September 12, 2015, 12:26:37 pm »
What is that last picture of?

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #77 on: September 12, 2015, 12:29:24 pm »
What is that last picture of?

it´s a well in Istria, Croatia. it fills in rainy season and stays filled for most of the summer. it is no longer in use, located in the middle of nowhere and the water would be very unhealthy to drink. we only ran into it because we had the GPS coordinates

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« Reply #78 on: September 12, 2015, 07:56:08 pm »
Nice find.
Thanks for sharing, Croatia is such a beautiful place.

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #79 on: September 12, 2015, 08:23:46 pm »
Yes it is!.. but to be correct the first picture was made in Italy, the second a few kilometres from my home in the Netherlands, and the third is Croatia.

If you like visiting places not everyone visits I can recommend geocaching as a hobby... though caches are everywhere and you might go sliightly suspicious of otherwise normal things like rocks and treelogs.

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #82 on: December 28, 2015, 11:37:10 am »
Boggo Road Gaol Museum, which isn't really abandoned but looks like it due to all the corrosion:
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/gallery/57244592/Boggo-Road
« Last Edit: January 02, 2016, 09:40:32 am by chironex »

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #83 on: January 02, 2016, 09:54:52 am »
These are all gone now:













This has been done up and no longer looks like this:














« Last Edit: July 14, 2017, 02:50:21 pm by chironex »

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #84 on: January 02, 2016, 09:07:36 pm »


Back then - even industrial sheds had a certain character

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #85 on: January 03, 2016, 09:31:05 am »
These items on Magnetic Island aren't entirely abandoned, they are kept in a state of arrested decay as they are in a national park on an official tourist walking track. And the signals tower, fittingly, is a modern communications repeater.
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Gunpit-Magnetic-Island-517013513
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Command-tower-517014128
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/Signals-tower-517014408

These are at Cape Palleranda Environmental Park, in the same state.
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/pillbox-in-seascape-462138654
http://thoughtengine.deviantart.com/art/pillbox-in-bush-462139274

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #86 on: January 04, 2016, 01:05:41 pm »


Back then - even industrial sheds had a certain character

Not to mention loads of asbestos!


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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #88 on: January 07, 2016, 03:45:12 am »


There was just something so simple and appealing about those buildings

There were several main road land marks in Auckland colloquially named after local industrial buildings . Sleepy head , Tip Top , kiwi bacon...



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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #91 on: January 17, 2016, 06:04:25 am »
I have plans for a racing teapot based on a Victorian hearse, so that's a good image of an original - thanks, Chironex.

I'm having trouble finding an appropriately-shaped teapot, though.  I know they're out there somewhere ...
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« Reply #92 on: January 17, 2016, 11:26:16 am »
Colonel, you may be able to find a compliant potter who will make one for you.

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #93 on: January 17, 2016, 11:28:33 am »
Geocache-ers in Australia tend to be a bit wary of anything that lurks behind rocks or in hollow logs!! Especially if it hasn't any legs, or has 8 legs!

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #95 on: February 03, 2016, 07:55:12 am »
Geocache-ers in Australia tend to be a bit wary of anything that lurks behind rocks or in hollow logs!! Especially if it hasn't any legs, or has 8 legs!

Come to Australia, you might accidentally get killed....
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HmRexWQhs3M

Luckily the worst I encountered geocaching in the netherlands was a nest of mice, though in scotland we found a cache disguised as a wasps nest

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #96 on: February 03, 2016, 08:22:35 am »
That last creature is for dinner tonight. We were driving along the inland route to Roma for my nan's funeral and my middle brother hit one... Hitting such large creatures at highway speeds can totally write off smaller cars.

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #97 on: February 03, 2016, 10:57:35 am »
That last creature is for dinner tonight. We were driving along the inland route to Roma for my nan's funeral and my middle brother hit one... Hitting such large creatures at highway speeds can totally write off smaller cars.
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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #98 on: February 04, 2016, 06:23:18 am »
As a mince, in bolognese (we don't eat roadkill here. Besides they are relatively easy to farm, unlike 'roo.) Those larger creatures do significant damage when hit at highway speeds, so bullbars, nudgebars and smartbars tend to continuously be fitted even though there are actually legal restrictions on them. One guy seems to have had one on his rig earlier this week, as he seems to have deliberately run over several kangaroos in my area. One had to be put down by police, and it was obviously deliberate as he had to leave the road at several points to run them down.

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Re: Abandoned
« Reply #99 on: February 04, 2016, 12:45:56 pm »
Your old man bull wombat can make a mess of your vehicle too, they have skull bones like a tank, and most definitely not for eating!!