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Blog tour "Ukraine Incognita". Parkhomivka. Priest House

Oct. 27th, 2015 | 09:33 pm
location: Ukraine
mood: half alive
music: Uprising Antibalas w Jojo Quo
posted by: pigshitpoet in abandonedplaces

Originally posted by carabaas at Блог-тур "Украина Инкогнита". Пархомовка. Домик священника

Priest House

In Parkhomovka near the Temple of cover Presvjatoj of the Virgin is House of the priest. Looking at this with horror we begin to understand that the temple would now be in the same condition. In 1987 Svetoslav Roerich in USSR celebrates Indian culture, afraid to be recalled by Moscow to the COMMUNIST PARTY CENTRAL COMMITTEE, quickly assembled restorers from all over Ukraine. Yet did not restore the temple.

At a time when the House of the priest began to repair the roof, it became clear that Gorbačev with Svyatoslav Roerich in Parhomivka would not come around. It happened at a time when the Church was restored, whereas the restoration of the House of the priest stopped halfway. Boards for the roof over the porch were already added, but not cut or set. Since then, it has been nearly three decades, and boards and still not completed.

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Деревянные храмы Карелии

Oct. 28th, 2015 | 03:07 pm
posted by: mun_hausen in abandonedplaces

фотографии Алексея Куликова

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Château Miranda - Château de Noisy (Celles/ Belgium)

Oct. 27th, 2015 | 04:55 pm
posted by: theirea in abandonedplaces

Château Miranda, also known as Château de Noisy is a 19th-century neo-Gothic castle in Celles, Belgium. The Liedekerke-Beaufort family commissioned the English architect Edward Milner to build it in 1866.
The castle remained occupied by the same family until World War II when it was taken over by the National Railway Company of Belgium (NMBS) who used it as an orphanage until 1980.

The building has stood empty since 1991 and has fallen into disrepair. The municipality of Celles have offered to take over the building but the family have refused. As of now (2015) it is still in a very derelict state and has become a favourite venue of urban explorers.

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Abandoned Soviet underground plant for the production of biological weapons

Oct. 21st, 2015 | 08:14 pm
posted by: aja_scavesova in abandonedplaces

Оригинал взят у aja_scavesova в В тихом омтуте

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Healing our abandonment

Oct. 24th, 2015 | 04:30 pm
location: Lviv
mood: renewed
music: Detroit Girl Raphael Saadiq
posted by: pigshitpoet in abandonedplaces

Originally posted by allagalla at Кукушкино гнездо.

In Lviv, Metropolitan Andrey No. 12 an architectural monument of local significance was constructed on two floors. As a consequence of the House not only acquired a different look, but also structural repairs.



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Antiquity Echoes - Now Available

Oct. 22nd, 2015 | 09:55 pm
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
posted by: dark_fetus in abandonedplaces

I said I would make an announcement when the book Christina and I have been slaving over was finally available... well, here's that announcement!

I'm extremely proud to announce that 'Antiquity Echoes' is available for sale online, and has begun arriving in stores nationwide beginning on the 20th. The book, published by Skyhorse Publishing, is 300+ pages of abandoned locations, with a heavy focus on history and personal accounts. Our first review came in a few days ago, from a website called GoNomad. It states "Antiquity Echoes presents itself as 'A Photographed Tour of Abandoned America', but the book strikes an emotional chord far that's deeper than just a historical account."

We are really happy with that excerpt, as it was exactly what we were aiming for with the book. You can buy it now through Amazon, Walmart, or Barnes & Noble. We have set up a page on our site that links to those sellers pages.   You can reach it by clicking HERE.

Additionally, most people who have followed my work, or posts here on LJ will know that I almost always include a short cinematic video with each location entry. These are all filmed by my partner (and co-auther on this book) Christina Mathews. To include these in the book we utilized QR codes. There's one at the end of nearly every chapter, 15 in all, and when scanned they play a video of the location in the chapter. These videos are all exclusive to the book, and not available online. The soundtrack for the videos were all done by Worrytrain, who specializes in haunting compositions. Sometimes minimalist piano pieces, and other times fully orchestrated. You can hear a sampling of his work in the trailer video below.

Thank you everyone for the support throughout the years! For those curious - Once the dust settles from the book release, we will once again begin posting here in a somewhat regular fashion. We actually have nearly 20 locations worth of content backlogged!

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German sewage

Oct. 22nd, 2015 | 11:49 am
posted by: pila_dotoshnaya in abandonedplaces

Оригинал взят у pila_dotoshnaya в По немецкой канализации

20% of sewage in Berlin - overall alloy system, when it raining, sewage waste go to drain collector and kanalisation go to the river.
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Tilbury Cement

Oct. 21st, 2015 | 06:00 pm
location: Home
mood: contentcontent
posted by: storm777 in abandonedplaces

This is an abandoned cement storage facility on Harbor Island in West Seattle.

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Little Shop in the Woods

Oct. 20th, 2015 | 12:51 pm
posted by: after_the_ashes in abandonedplaces

Ok, I think it will work this time! Sorry about that, I don't think I've posted in this community and it's been awhile apparently!

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Old York County Prison, PA

Oct. 18th, 2015 | 07:34 pm
posted by: petrona in abandonedplaces

"The Old York County Prison on Chestnut Street in York PA began as part of a complex of custodial buildings, including the York County Poorhouse and Hospital (where the Alexander Goode school now stands). The prison itself was an imposing castle-like structure built in 1853, with spread-out cell blocks in the rear that housed the inmates. The rear block was lined with two floors of cells, with a tall, central hallway in the center.

In 1906, the castle-like facade was torn down and replaced with the 30,000 square foot fortress-like brick structure that currently exists. This new prison was designed by architect B.F. Willis, and even had a trap door where hangings took place. The prison received some bad publicity in the 1950s, with reports of people being placed in padded cells to save on space, racial segregation during the night hours, bed bugs, and a report describing that the only meat served during a two week period was venison from roadkill brought back by police.

The prison closed its doors in 1979, as the facility moved to a new location in Springettsbury Township"
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