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House of Success + Looking for Moscow Explorers

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Apr. 5th, 2012 | 01:35 pm
posted by: danger_aardvark in abandonedplaces

I'm in Moscow! I just got here, I've barely seen anything, and already my mind is blown. I plan on being here for a week to a week and a half. A few days will be devoted to tourist stuff but the rest of the time I want to spend in abandoned buildings! I'm taking a break from research to make this post and ask if anyone in or around Moscow would like to go exploring with me.

Now, on to the ironically named 'House of Success' in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Amazingly I was able to find a little information on the place: "The Chiang Mai Mansion was built in 1993, during the boom. It was never occupied. The creator of this complex was “Tycoon Jack”, who is still a tycoon even though this property didn't work out. It was designed as a palatial sales office and residence for him and his elite executives, who would be involved in condo sales elsewhere. Jack thought BIG. It has a pool and a 3-story kennel for his dogs. Tycoon Jack made the statues himself. There is a collection of them at the lot next door, that were to be used at the condo site. They are arranged there in an eerie vigil, as if waiting for the next owner. The property has been for sale since 1997. It can be purchases for 30 million Baht, $750,000 US, or 3 million Baht a year for 10 years, interest free. The Mansion was never actually named. Over the threshold, ironically and sadly, there is a painted banner: “The House of Success”. I prefer to remember it simply as The Chiang Mai Mansion." From here.

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The Silver Wolf of Darkness

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from: silvolf
date: Apr. 5th, 2012 09:17 pm (UTC)
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Wow, that's an awesome looking place!

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danger_aardvark

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from: danger_aardvark
date: Apr. 6th, 2012 07:42 am (UTC)
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Thanks! It was easily the most ornate abandonment I'd ever been to. And I just walked in through the front door.

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just8sec

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from: just8sec
date: Apr. 5th, 2012 09:18 pm (UTC)
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I'm from Voronezh. That's about 600 km from Moscow. One night in the train.

I used to live (studying) in US for two years. Could show you around. We've got a lot of abandon places..

Sorry for my English. I read and listen well, but it's always hard to talk ^)

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danger_aardvark

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from: danger_aardvark
date: Apr. 6th, 2012 07:41 am (UTC)
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Believe me, your English is a lot better than my Russian :P

I might just take you up on your offer. Would it be possible if I came down during the week?

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Ponee

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from: featherfire
date: Apr. 5th, 2012 09:25 pm (UTC)
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Hey Tycoon Jack, I'll buy your house! It costs a lot less than the houses where I live, for a LOT more space! XD

Why are there random chickens? oO I love, however, that there's a lion statue looking directly at them, like "LUNCH."

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Ponee

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from: featherfire
date: Apr. 6th, 2012 02:16 am (UTC)
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Ah, that makes sense. I suppose I should have added "and who owns them?"

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from: tsarist_secret
date: Apr. 5th, 2012 09:34 pm (UTC)
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If you haven't, I suggest you post looking for Moscow explorers on the Ru_abandoned comm.

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danger_aardvark

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from: danger_aardvark
date: Apr. 6th, 2012 07:39 am (UTC)
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Thanks! Do you mean the LJ group? Because that website doesn't seem to exist.

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from: tsarist_secret
date: Apr. 6th, 2012 08:06 am (UTC)
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Yeah. That's why I said comm, I meant community on LJ.

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danger_aardvark

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from: danger_aardvark
date: Apr. 10th, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
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That makes a lot more sense. And is also why I should stay off the internet when I'm exhausted :P

Thanks for the suggestion.

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danger_aardvark

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from: danger_aardvark
date: Apr. 6th, 2012 07:38 am (UTC)
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I'm sure if we pool our money together...

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Mateo Malo

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from: laviemoderne
date: Apr. 6th, 2012 07:40 pm (UTC)
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That place is insane. And for $750K, it's a bargain.

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danger_aardvark

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from: danger_aardvark
date: Apr. 10th, 2012 09:45 pm (UTC)
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Let's buy it!

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avalonjones

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from: avalonjones
date: Apr. 6th, 2012 10:59 pm (UTC)
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This is astonishing! It's like if Versailles were designed by someone who recently fell out of a tree and landed on his head.

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katastrophy

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from: katastrophy23
date: Apr. 7th, 2012 04:35 pm (UTC)
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Amazing.. now if I could only get it where I live...

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kaylese

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from: cheeseandjoe
date: Apr. 9th, 2012 02:45 am (UTC)
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That ceiling. Wow.

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Mademoiselle Charousse

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from: chat_rousse
date: May. 2nd, 2012 07:12 am (UTC)
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Amazing photos and amazing building!
But the hens... does that mean someone actually lives there? Then again, I wouldn't say no if someone asked me to live there. It could have been such a pretty house on the inside, not only on the outside...

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