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Заброшенный кирпичный завод в Вырице

Feb. 8th, 2016 | 12:23 pm
posted by: prodelki_gmoha in abandonedplaces

Оригинал взят у prodelki_gmoha в Заброшенный кирпичный завод в Вырице
На днях проходили мимо того, что осталось от кирпичного завода в Вырице. Естественно достопримечательность была осмотрена и отфотографирована.

Для начала немного истории: завод был построен на берегу Онзы (приток Оредежа) в 1910-х годах, для снабжения кирпичём и черепицей бурно развивающейся Вырицы. Глину для кирпичей копали в неподалёку расположенном карьере и к заводу доставляли по узкоколейке. В годы войны Вырица находилась в оккупации и по некоторым сведениям завод продолжал работу силами советских военнопленных. В послевоенные годы завод был модернезирован и продолжал полноценно функционировать примерно до 85 года, окончательно прекратив существование даже в виде лесопилки в 90-х годах. Тогда-же начали распиливать всё, что можно распилить на металл, но в детстве нам удалось облазать и посмотреть на ржавые вагонетки, многоковшовый багерный экскаватор (как мы его тогда называли, глинокопалку), цеха с транспарантами и прочие, канувшие в лету достопримечательности.
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The abandoned Rzewuski palace

Jan. 28th, 2016 | 06:22 pm
posted by: off_the_route in abandonedplaces

Beautiful abandoned palace significally bitten by decay but still hiding a stunning sight inside that won't let leave this place easily. This is something that definitely makes it worth to enter a park in Bratoszewice, a village in Poland.
This French Renaissance-style palace, built in 1921-1922 (finished in 1927), belonged to the Rzewuski family and was used as a summer residence. After the World War II there was an agricultural school built nearby and the palace was turned into its main office. Even now there're still some things left inside reminding the times when the school was there - like old books and documents.
In 1985 the palace was destroyed by the fire. The renovation was started after that but it was discontinued. Today the building is abandoned and decay little by little turns it into ruin.
Apart from a specific charm common for most of abandoned places, the main thing making the palace so impressive is a patio with old decaying piano. Taken together with old arched doors around, elegant columns on the walls and climbing plants overtaking the place it creates breathtaking scenery inside that stays in the memory for a long time after leaving the palace.

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Photos from an abandoned river port of Komsomolsk-on-Amur

Jan. 18th, 2016 | 12:41 am
posted by: gorotskop in abandonedplaces

Оригинал взят у gorotskop в Фотоотчёт из заброшенного речного порта Комсомольска-на-Амуре

In this post suggest to take a tour on the looted the port city of Komsomolsk-on-Amur.
The reasons why he became such pererastayut will not – this has been said quite a lot and not in a single article. In a nutshell, since 2005 after the privatisation, the port was purposefully bankrupt its management and shareholders with the aim to profit from public property. The courts are still ongoing, but the processes are somehow frail, and so the plundering of the accused continues today. This time, more barbaric methods. One result - free with 2014. access to sensitive strategic facility, once taking a direct part in delivery of the North of Khabarovsk Krai.

1. New river port of Komsomolsk was built in 1987 In this photo, his office. First, let's look inside, and then a little walk through the port area.

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Ostrog, destroyed synagogue

Jan. 16th, 2016 | 10:04 pm
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Боровое. Здание бывшей церковно-приходской школы

Jan. 13th, 2016 | 03:38 am
posted by: s16_n425 in abandonedplaces

Боровое - бывшее село, с 2011 года ставшее микрорайоном Воронежа путем присоединения к городу. Основано как сторожевое поселение еще в 17 веке. Жители несли сторожевую службу, а позже, на рубеже 19-20 веков, занимались изготовлением картофельного крахмала. Одна из улиц поселения - сейчас ул. 30 Октября - раньше даже называлась Картошечной.

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Tyrone House - County Galway - Ireland

Jan. 11th, 2016 | 05:35 pm
posted by: liable in abandonedplaces

"Tyrone House was built in 1779 by the enterprising Christopher French St. George (1754-1826), part of an old Co. Galway family with Norman Irish roots. The family's centuries long success at good marriages expanded their properties and developed important blood connections to other large land owning families.

Bolstered by his ever expanding prosperity, St. George chose John Roberts (1712-1796), the esteemed Co. Waterford architect, to design Tyrone House.

Built in the Palladian style, the house reflected the growing Irish passion for beauty and sensitive artistry in domestic residences. It was fashioned for sea views and Galway Bay sunsets, the grandest in Europe. A big solemn house, three stories high, Tyrone is dramatically located atop its ocean promontory and dominates the landscape for miles around. Within the house, no expense was spared for high detailed design or for whimsy. High in the massive front hall stood the image of the family's fortune and good luck, a life-size white marble statue of the second Lord St. George, arrayed in the regalia of a Roman emperor. From his niche, he was a constant reminder of family bloodlines and the classical taste of the age. Emblazoned above the statue was the St. George family coat of arms, replete with the baronial coronet.

Entering the estate along the main avenue in its heyday, the visitor would first pass the old tower house, Kilcolgan castle, the old ruined abbey at Drumacoo, the gate lodge, and finally the deer park, where deer were plentiful until the end of the 19th century. Beyond the big house was the great yard, the gardens, the turf yard, and the quay along the Kilcolgan River. Tyrone's front faces south, and its northern side is protected by a thick, dense wood.

The gardens were enlivened by the soft warmth of the subtropical Gulf Stream. Within the garden's 12-foot limestone walls, groves of peaches and pears grew in abundance beside apple and cherry trees. Hothouses were in use as early as 1838, and here black Hamburg grape and white grapes were grown up to the 20th century. Roses were a signature flower of the house.

The story of Tyrone House is the tale of a wondrous classical Irish dwelling of note. Its art, craftsmanship, and sophisticated design demonstrate an Irish mastery of high architectural development.

Later Tyrone House became a center of foxhunting in season. The St. Georges were a family of flamboyant huntsmen and grandson Christopher St. George (1810-1877) was involved in the economic and sporting affairs of local life. He went on to create one of the finest hunting packs in Ireland. In 1839, he helped to establish the raucous hunt known as the Galway Blazers, which to this day remains Ireland's premier hunt. His passion for horse racing was so keen that he developed a famous stud farm at the Curragh in Co. Kildare, the ancient home of Irish horse racing. Closer to home, he helped to establish the Galway Races.

So devoted to their horses were the St. Georges that one master of Tyrone had his horse, Barebones, placed in a solid bronze casket when it died. The horse, it seemed, had once saved his life. (Unfortunately, a later owner of Kilcolgan castle, Martin Niland, threw it into the Kilcolgan River).

An intense interest in marine farming moved Christopher St. George to establish large oyster beds along the Galway coast near Tyrone that today are among Europe's choicest.

As long as the St. Georges were in residence at Tyrone and Kilcolgan, the people treated the family with the old respect. But the forces of history and the subsequent wearing away of an old way of life took their toll on Tyrone, as on many other Irish country homes. The St. Georges left Tyrone following the death of Honoria Kane St. George, the widow of the second Christopher St. George,in 1905. By then, the fortunes of the St. George family lay elsewhere - in Dublin for some and in the U.S. for others. The treasure of the house, its paintings, silver, furniture, and the accumulation of centuries of living there, were divided and dispersed among the family.

At the time of Griffith's Valuation, it was in the possession of Christopher St.George and was valued at £50.

The house was torched by the IRA during the War of Independence in 1921 when the house was rumoured to be a base for the Black & Tan army during the War of Independence. An elderly and bed-bound caretaker was reputed to be inside at the time, but the IRA carried his bed, bedding and furniture downstairs, put him in one of the out-offices and then set the place alight.

In 1972, the Irish Georgian Society acquired the ruin of Tyrone.

Corner stones, original fireplaces, window frames, balustrades and other valuable architectural features have been removed - some of which were recovered during an investigation several years ago by gardai.

Galway County Council had attempted to purchase the building from its current owner on behalf of the national monuments section of the Department of the Environment.

In March, 2004 it was agreed with Galway County Council that compulsory purchase powers under the Planning and Development Act 2000 would be applied.

However the Government has no longer allocated any funds for the purchase of Tyrone House.

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First post

Dec. 1st, 2015 | 02:41 pm
posted by: olivialove in abandonedplaces

I'm new here, hi everyone!  I wanted to share two of my favorites.  This one taken in downtown San Diego near the airport.

Sad little building..

And this one, taken on a trail in Oregon.  You can just barely see it- an outhouse being overtaken by vines and tree branches.. I love how nature eventually consumes our forgotten, swallows it whole as if it never existed.

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The Pajor House

Jan. 9th, 2016 | 03:14 pm
posted by: liable in abandonedplaces

The Pajor House - Waterford, ON

"There is a house in the Brantford area called the Pager house. This house has been boarded up and locked up for a very long time.There are many stories about the house.I have heard stories about it but I don't know for a fact if I have the actual accounts of what went on there.

The Pager home is a historical home and therefore can not be tampered with, so it stands as it was many years ago. It is a large feild stone home, with green shutters. The house has a large field off the back that is used for growing crops, but the house itself remains empty.

I moved to Brantford 6 years ago and heard stories about the house. here are the stories that I have heard...though it may not be accurate..

Many years ago the Pager home was a gambling house/brothel. It is claimed that many people lost there lives over bad combinations of alcohol, gambling, and whores in this home. At any rate the house became haunted by some nasty entities.

It is said that a team of 7 scientists went in to investigate the home, and that some lost there lifes in the house due to the entities that now reside there. Over the years the family that owned the house built a new home on property not far from the original house, and kept the original house locked up. They still using the land for there crops.

A friend told me that in the Waterford museum there is an article on the house but i have never managed to check it out. I asked some of the older folks in the area but they refuse to talk about the house, so i called up the Pagers and asked the next best thing" are you willing to rent out the house?" They said no.

Last time I drove by the home they were putting a new roof on it ,and a friend told me that the house went up for sale awhile ago.

So this story may be of interest for someone who is investigating hauntings. Unfortunately I don't know all the facts concerning the home, however i would love to know any new info anyone writes in.

Articles and information: #1, #2, #3


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Abandoned Farmhouse

Jan. 7th, 2016 | 10:59 am
posted by: liable in abandonedplaces

Hello again!

Two years ago while going for a nice country drive, I came across this house. The property is extensive and the house itself must have been gorgeous in it's day. Sadly, the inside is now mostly gutted, torn apart, and covered in spray paint.

There are two different stories about this house:

Story #1: Apparently a family with several young children lived here quite some time ago. The parents were rumored to be alcoholics/drug addicts who were abusive towards the children. They would starve the children and lock them away in their bedroom for days at a time. Eventually CPS came in and took the children away. The parents health continued to decline until they could no longer afford to live in the home and were subsequently evicted from the premises.

Story #2: The other story is that an old man was working under the back end of a dump truck in the yard when it came down on him, crushing him to death. I don't know if this happened before or after the family lived in the home.

Are the stories true? Who knows. Although I am inclined to believe some of the first story based on some of the contents in the home.


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Newcomer & Photos

Jan. 4th, 2016 | 10:14 pm
posted by: liable in abandonedplaces

Hello everyone,

I'm new to LJ and to the community, but not new to urban exploration. I hope I will be welcomed into this community with open arms!

For my first post, Here's some photos I took at the NEMHC (Northeast Mental Health Centre) in North bay, Ontario. Now demolished.

Here is some information about NEMHC from the Ontario Abandoned Places website:

The 56-year-old Northeastern Mental Health Centre (NEMHC) became surplus in 2011 when the former North East Mental Health Centre and North Bay and District Hospital merged onto one site to become the North Bay Regional Health Centre, located on Highway 17 West.

The site was once slated to become a regional jail, including a 50-bed secure-treatment unit for male offenders and a 192-bed pod for remanded inmates and short-term sentenced inmates. The proposed facility, announced in 2000 by the Conservative government while former Nipissing MPP Mike Harris was premier, was to replace the existing North Bay Jail as well as Monteith Correctional Facility near Timmins.

The project hit a snag when it was determined it would cost an additional $15-million to extend city and water services to the site.

The psychiatric hospital building has sat empty for two years.

Before demolition crews arrived on site, Infrastructure Ontario circulated the property to determine if there were any further government requirements for re-use of the entire site. There were no takers.

"The property isn't currently for sale at this time. We have done some circulation for potential government use and we're still in that process," Giffen said Tuesday.

The prime real estate land will be left vacant and the land where the hospital once stood will be grass.

Demoilition took place January 2013.


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