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An abandoned resort on a remote tropical island

Jun. 22nd, 2014 | 11:50 am
mood: creativecreative
posted by: treein303 in abandonedplaces

Divi Tiara Beach Resort operated in Cayman Brac from the 1980s through 2006. Cayman Brac is much smaller than Grand Cayman at only 12 miles long, and has a population of just over 2,000. It's very peaceful, and you could even park your car in the middle of the road and you won't see another car come by for several minutes. So why do I believe this place is so interesting? Well, so much was left behind, and it's a resort on a small remote island. That alone is enough to grab my interest!

Brand new trailer:

I discovered the abandoned resort during a one week vacation in April 2013. I flew in for relaxation and found an amazing project. I drove past the property several times before finally stopping to check it out. The resort is comprised of several buildings with guest rooms, an empty swimming pool, a beach bar, a DJ booth, parking spaces, a hotel lobby, several offices, a gift shop and a separate dive shop.

Check out the 33:29 mark in the full film to see before and after photos. And for more information and photos, please visit my website.

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Abandoned Places - Decatur Wanderings, Part 2

Jun. 20th, 2014 | 05:41 pm
location: Huntsville, AL, USA
mood: relaxedrelaxed
music: White Zombie - Boogie Man
posted by: jj_maccrimmon in abandonedplaces

Out of the images pulled from the old drive, I also have photos from a second site we visited on that cold February afternoon - a former filling station. It wasn't much. The neighborhood was sketchy which probably contributed to the demise of this former Raceway gas station (petrol station). With the cold, the locals didn't choose to come see what I was doing, so a few photos were had.

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I thought y'all might find this interesting.

Jun. 18th, 2014 | 12:52 am
posted by: templarwolf in abandonedplaces

Body found in Ohio house was hanging for 5 years

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Elec. Park railway

Jun. 18th, 2014 | 01:29 pm
posted by: s16_n425 in abandonedplaces

Walk in the park railway - small green area Zasosny (Elec). In this area, near the station, - residential town Yelets railroad with residential houses, big club and park open before the war.
Since the beginning of this century, the park appeared abandoned and littered. Later it slightly tidied - seemed relatively clean, there are even benches and urns. But walk in the park, however, turned sad - abandoned fountains, sprawling building green theater, broken Ilyich, traces of long-extinct beds and carousels.

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Prefabet - abandoned factory in Krakow

Jun. 16th, 2014 | 08:42 pm
posted by: off_the_route in abandonedplaces

One of the greatest bandoned industrial places in Kraków, full of huge halls and graffitis which just perfectly suit this place.

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Spreepark in Berlin

Jun. 12th, 2014 | 07:22 pm
posted by: octavekitten in abandonedplaces

In 2009 I was in Berlin and managed to get an opportunity to explore Spreepark before public tours were offered. We ran into some other explorers there and it was definitely an interesting interaction with the language barrier and not knowing if the other was security or not. As of March in this year, the city of Berlin has bought Spreepark and the future is uncertain. They have stopped offering tours. There are many photos online that are much more artistic, but these were the ones that I had shot. I've lurked this community for many years and love seeing everyone's photos.

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Holyland USA, Waterbury CT

Jun. 12th, 2014 | 12:02 pm
posted by: petrona in abandonedplaces

Holy Land USA was an 18-acre theme park in Waterbury, Connecticut, inspired by selected passages from the Bible. It consists of a chapel, stations of the cross, and replicas of catacombs and Israelite villages constructed from cinder blocks, bathtubs, and other discards. The park has been closed to the public since 1984, but its grounds remain intact.

In July 2010, the rape and murder of a 16 year-old girl inside the park received widespread media coverage and generated renewed interest in the unused property and its future use. On June 20, 2013, Mayor Neil O'Leary and car dealer Fred "Fritz" Blasius purchased Holy Land from the Filippini Sisters for $350,000, announcing a plan to clean up and revitalise the site as part of a community effort. The plan included the installation of a new and larger lighted cross on the property. On December 22, 2013 the new cross was illuminated.

When I visited on May 31, 2014, there were no signs of renovation but it was a lot cleaner than I expected. There are now two huge No Trespassing signs as well as a warning that the premises are videotaped.


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The Ascot Water Playground (Australia)

Jun. 11th, 2014 | 07:10 pm
posted by: brik1111 in abandonedplaces

The Ascot Water Playground was a water park that was built in the late 1970's and operated until about 2002. This place was special, and was a true icon of the Perth suburbs. Entry started out as free, but then changed to just a gold coin donation. There was nowhere else like this at the time, and you'd be hard pressed to find something similar in the present day.
It was in an ideal location right on the river, with the Perth CBD visible from the edge. Ultimately though, the river contributed to it's downfall as river run-off laws were introduced and new occupational health and safety laws also shuttered the park (lots of wet, slippery concrete you see.) As far as I can tell there was never any serious injuries at this park, but the world is now a different place. I guess the council didn't want to splash out the money on making it 'safe' or fixing the river run-off problem, and it was permanently closed.
What's left now is a swampy wasteland which reminded me a lot of a few locations from the video game, The Last of Us among a few multi-million dollar mansions as the location is now considered upper market. Luckily, there isn't much vandalism here, but nature has really taken it's toll on the place.
I should add I was quite excited to go here since this is the first abandoned location I've been to where I actually went to as a child when it was open. It was quite an experience to see it now, when I have seen it in its prime. Not through photographs, but my very own eyes.
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House on Loon Lake

Jun. 10th, 2014 | 09:47 pm
posted by: katura in abandonedplaces

I think members of this community would enjoy this week's episode of This American Life, called House on Loon Lake. It's told by a man who first explored an abandoned home when he was a child, and how the mystery of the house stayed with him throughout his life, and what he eventually discovered about it.

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Abandoned Places - Decatur Wanderings

Jun. 9th, 2014 | 11:36 pm
location: Huntsville, AL, USA
mood: happyhappy
music: Rumbles of thunder
posted by: jj_maccrimmon in abandonedplaces

While recovering data and photos from a dead external drive I found a few sets needing to be re-edited and uploaded.

Winter 2011 - Decatur, AL

Driving the back roads between Huntsville and Florence, my wife and I saw this 1950's era farm house. Despite the storms and tornadoes that frequent the region, this little brick house seemed to have been much loved. It sat forlorn on the side of a busy highway in the February chill. Road improvements cut off the driveway and raised the roadbed nearly 2 feet (.6 meters), so I had to park my vehicle a little ways from it and walk in.

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