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Moderator Note - Language requirements

Dec. 5th, 2016 | 06:55 am
posted by: jj_maccrimmon in abandonedplaces

Folks I just rejected two more Russian language posts to the community. That makes 5 in the last month. It does not take much time for our Russian language members to include a Google translation to English. Likewise, I have been seeing an uptick in Bots and SPAMers. Trying to catch those as much as possible.

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Nuclear Fallout - Fire in the Hole!

Nov. 29th, 2016 | 12:01 pm
location: Down in the hole
mood: anxiety
music: Pink Floyd The Wall
posted by: pigshitpoet in abandonedplaces

In England is found an abandoned bunker with all supplies for rescue from nuclear war

Originally posted by b_picture at В Англии найден заброшенный бункер со всеми припасами для спасения от ядерной войны

Hidden amidst the fields of Suffolk, this abandoned concrete object with rusty metal hatch instead of a door is not very attention grabbing. However, if you go down the stairs four meters underground, you will be inside a real bunker from during the cold war. The bunker has barely changed from 1991, when it was abandoned, and on the wall still hangs instructions on what to do in case of nuclear attack.

В Англии найден заброшенный бункер со всеми припасами для спасения от ядерной войны

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Unfinished ferris wheel, Las Vegas

Nov. 27th, 2016 | 11:24 am
posted by: calzephyr77 in abandonedplaces

While on my most recent trip to Las Vegas, I was kind of bothered by all the empty lots. Many of the old time hotels have been demolished with nothing to replace them. Or, at least, nothing finished to replace them. The strip suffers from empty lot syndrome greatly. It's a little difficult to tease out the "unbuilt" Las Vegas from all the touristy sites, but if you're feeling ambitious and it's not too hot, you can walk the north end of the strip and see at least two unfinished resorts.

If you haven't been to Las Vegas, imagine that each hotel property is the size of a mall. It can take hours to walk the strip and it's very easy to underestimate just how long it will take since everything looks close together.

We did a little shopping as Canadians love to do ("OMG Target!! Kohl's!! JCP!!") and while on the way back to the timeshare we stayed at with our friends (itself surrounded by empty lots), I noticed these giant pillars that reminded me a bit of the poem "Ozymandias"

The two giant legs, in this case, belong to the Skyvue Las Vegas Super Wheel which was supposed to open in 2012. Signs around the lot advertised that the land was for sale. It joins the "Voyager" as an unbuilt ferris wheel - and in case you're wondering one ferris wheel did manage to get built, the "High Roller".

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NYT: Shining a Light on Cities’ Abandoned Buildings, From the Inside Out

Nov. 27th, 2016 | 01:21 pm
posted by: franklanguage in abandonedplaces

Shining a Light on Cities’ Abandoned
Buildings, From the Inside Out


An art installation is drawing attention to urban blight in three upstate
New York cities by illuminating the windows of vacant properties.


By JANE GOTTLIEB NOV. 25, 2016

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Mr. ZIL

Nov. 26th, 2016 | 01:07 pm
posted by: pila_dotoshnaya in abandonedplaces

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Воронеж. Заброшенная пятиэтажка на ул.9 Января

Nov. 12th, 2016 | 01:21 pm
posted by: s16_n425 in abandonedplaces



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Moderator Note - Language requirements

Oct. 26th, 2016 | 07:06 pm
mood: Annoyed
posted by: jj_maccrimmon in abandonedplaces

Folks, I've taken a hands off approach to the community for a while, but there's been a number of great posts with a major problem. The posts have no English translation which is required in the community rules.

Why English required?

Ladies and Gents, this isn't an ego trip for me. This is also not an English superiority thing either. This is totally about readability across the world.

About 95% of the on-line translation sites will accurately convert English to any other language. Only 60% of these sites will correctly translation Russian to any other language. Russian language to English to some other language induces errors.

This isn't rocket science. To our Russian language users, this isn't a jab at you but this isn't negotiable either. To those who say that the pictures speak for themselves, great - remove the text entirely! I would rather have no misunderstandings in this amazing community then have a hothead in some part of the world take a miss-translation wrong or someone get in harms way for the same reason.

I'm offering two good options: add a translation or remove all text. If you want to argue this, please go elsewhere.

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Грязно, кругло, фотодрочно

Oct. 21st, 2016 | 03:03 pm
posted by: vanh1to in abandonedplaces

  Хей-хей! Недавно повстречался симпотишный кабельничек. Впрочем-то, типовый, да приглянувшийся одним коротеньким участком, ставшим виновником фотодрочного торжества.


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Kongresshaus

Oct. 15th, 2016 | 04:59 pm
posted by: samnamos in abandonedplaces



 "Kongresshaus" - внушительное необычное бетонное здание в стиле конструктивизма, построенное в 1975-ом годах в самом центре города- курорта в Австрийских Альпах, на месте сгоревшего жилого здания. Название города оставлю в тайне, чтобы избежать разорение места. Архитектор Gerhard Garstenauer получил премию архитектуры Зальцбурга за проект здания конгресса. В лучшие годы, в конгрессе проводились съезды и конференции высокопоставленных  европейских чиновников. Последняя встреча была проведена в январе 2007 года. В этот же месяц были закрыты сразу несколько отелей, а также приостановлена аренда многих магазинов и бутиков, расположенных в стилобатной части старинных зданий.



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Киев. Подземное

Oct. 4th, 2016 | 07:51 pm
location: Киев
posted by: pups_mog in abandonedplaces

Оригинал взят у pups_mog в Киев. Подземное



С давних пор у меня была мечта попасть в метро. Но не то метро, в которое ежедневно спускаются миллионы людей во всем мире, а другое, закрытое от посторонних глаз. Перегоны, тупики, заброшенные станции, спецобъекты метро. Вся эта нелегальная сторона. Хотя бы попробовать, что это такое. И такая возможность появилась в этом году в Киеве — городе, идеально подходящем для городских исследований.
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