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Halton Quay

Aug. 12th, 2016 | 04:02 am
location: Halton Quay
mood: holy
music: St Indract of Glastonbury
posted by: pigshitpoet in abandonedplaces

Originally posted by bunn at Halton Quay
At Halton quay, there is very little, apart from this very small chapel, which claims to commemorate St Indract and his sister St Dominica, saints and Irish royalty, who arrived in Cornwall in 689AD. Very little of note has happened since this very firm and established event, is the impression you get from the sign.   Wikipedia, on the other hand, seems very reluctant to even admit St Indract was alive in 689AD, so who knows.

Supposedly, they brought Christianity to the pagan Cornish, although I'm not entirely sure why the Cornish are considered to be pagan at this point, since presumably Cornwall converted to Christianity along with the rest of the Roman Empire via the Edict of Thessalonica in 380AD.  But perhaps there were backsliders. Or if St Indract has slipped through Cornish history by two or three hundred years, in the slippery manner common to obscure saints, it may be that the pagans who martyred him were Anglo Saxons and not Cornish at all.  But that would mean this chapel is on the wrong bank of the Tamar, which surely cannot be true.  Look at it standing there, quite convinced it is in the right place.


We were here to canoe, of course, rather than to celebrate St Indract.  Halton Quay is rather a muddy quay, even at close to high tide, and we did carry some of the mud with us into the Queen Emma on our shoes.  The quay is also rather ruinous.  There was clearly a slipway here once, but there is not a lot left of it now.  But there was enough muddy beach to launch the canoe from.


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Разруха ты разруха. Родная сторона...

Aug. 5th, 2016 | 07:35 am
location: Russian Federation, Дубна
posted by: krampnitz in abandonedplaces

Просто фотко

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Заброшенный детский сад

Jul. 31st, 2016 | 08:25 pm
location: Russian Federation, Святьё
posted by: krampnitz in abandonedplaces

Только фото
Судя по всему , его даже не успели сдать в эксплуатацию .


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Mount Moriah Cemetery

Jul. 23rd, 2016 | 04:20 pm
mood: excitedexcited
posted by: dark_fetus in abandonedplaces

Hello all, it's been some time since my last post. but in that time. In that time Christina and I (for those unaware - Christina is my girlfriend/partner of ten years, with whom i run the website www.AntiquityEchoes.com). have released a book titled "Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital", a book in Arcadia's "Images of America" series. It came out on July 11th, and we're very proud to say that the book sold out twice on Amazon in it's first week available, and has made several best-seller lists. If you're interested seeing more about it, here's the Amazon listing - Greystone Park Psychiatric Hospital

We've also poured ourselves heavily into this upcoming piece, which actually is aproject that we have been fighting witrh for two years, as the weather and seasons had to be perfect, and 2015 was a complete wash for us as we were writing two books simotaniously (both the Greystone book mentioned above, and a glossy hardcover coffeetable book called "Antiquity Echoes"). Anyway, we are very excited to say that we FINALLY were ablw to get out and film this past spring. This post marks my return to traditional 35mm black and white film, as well as our first attempt at black and white video. Enjoy!

Amongst fields of cloaked tombstones, strange trees loom and thorned weeds grow.
Land once famed, now dragged below by gripping vines that flesh did sow.

Countless eyes of statues stare, and though cold stone they seem aware.
Perhaps evoking a time that there were flowers here, and quiet prayer.

Rolling hills of family plots, lost to time, flora. Forgot.
The city beyond seems know not the lessons that these lands have taught.

What see you in these lost tombs, sadness for those here consumed?
Know that all is nature's womb, and here the dead return in bloom.

Where one sees souls no more remembered, these lost things the earth does treasure.
And through their quiet, slow surrender, return to life in newborn splendor.

All is not gone, but rather found throughout these hills of briared ground.
The graves below grass aren't drowned. That is the peace which here is found.

Leaves conceal but too embrace the dead across this desolate space.
The past remains in fractured grace beyond the Mount Moriah gates.

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An abandoned landing stage in Russia

Jul. 22nd, 2016 | 12:09 am
posted by: figutti in abandonedplaces

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and my photostream: https://www.flickr.com/photos/schburger/

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Заброшенная военная часть

Jul. 11th, 2016 | 08:20 am
location: Russian Federation, Святьё
posted by: krampnitz in abandonedplaces

Тверская губерния , в паре километров от Савёлово.

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Lonesome Pine Drive-In, Norton/Coeburn, VA

Jul. 8th, 2016 | 07:18 pm
posted by: hextrovert in abandonedplaces

Hi! Long-time lurker, first-time poster.

I was recently visiting relatives in Virginia. On the road between Coeburn and Norton I spotted the sign for this drive-in, and asked my uncle about it. He told me that it was long since closed down, but after I excitedly explained the concept of abandoned places photography and the fact that I'd always wanted to try it, my family agreed to make a stop so that me and my dad could get a few photos.

The sign is easily visible from the road. You can get an idea of its size here (that's me in the corner).

I assume this little building was the ticket office, and it has toilets in the back. There are circuit boxes and stuff on the walls inside, but really it's pretty bare.

The parking/viewing area is almost completely overgrown, and I wouldn't have wanted to venture into the bushes without proper boots etc. The write-up on drivins.org says the cinema's capacity was 200 cars.

The screen is still standing but you can't get to it easily. This was the closest shot my dad was able to get.

I assumed this was a beer can but it seems to have held some kind of coolant gas, from what I can make out of the label. There's not much litter here at all; I don't think people even come here to drink or whatever.

There's not much info about this place online; apparently it opened in the 40s and became an X-rated venue in the 70s. My uncle says it closed shortly after he moved to the area in the early 90s. So I guess there weren't that many people in the neighbourhood who wanted to watch adult movies in a field?

More photos over on my Flickr page!

(edited to fix colour space issue)

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Gagra. Abandoned road tunnels

Jun. 17th, 2016 | 12:28 am
posted by: samnamos in abandonedplaces

>>>>>>>Text for English speaking friends <<<<<<

В начале 80х вокруг Гагр для улучшения экологической обстановки курорта было начато строительство объездной дороги. К концу десятилетия была сдана первая очередь, проходившая от пос. Псахара до ущ. Гагрипш протяженностью 8 км из которых 2 проходили по тоннелю. Примерно в тех же годах началось строительство второй очереди дороги от ущ. Гагрипш до ущ. Жоэквара, но с развалом союза работы были приостановлены. Тоннель был пройден на 2/3. Примерно на 300 м. с северной части и на 1,3 км с южной. Для полноценности объездной предполагалось также строительство третьей очереди от ущ. Жоэквара до выезда на Сухумское шоссе за чертой города, но планы так и осталось в проекте. В 90ых годах во время Грузино - Абхазской войны был взорван мост при въезде в южный тоннель и дорога долгое время не функционировала.  В марте 2013 года завершились восстановительные работы. В настоящее время движение открыто по первым двум тоннелям.

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Gagra (Abhazia)

Jun. 15th, 2016 | 09:57 pm
posted by: samnamos in abandonedplaces

The same text in english.

Гагра считается самым теплым местом Черноморского побережья. Из-за контрастности высот горные ущелья вентилируют и обновляют воздух в городе. Горы создают здесь особый микроклимат, защищая город от холодных ветров и удерживая тёплый морской воздух. Поэтому Гагра считается одним из самых популярных курортных мест Абхазии. Население города составляет 10,7 тыс.чел. (2003), расположен в 20 км от Абхазско - Российского пограничного пункта "Псоу". В городе можно парков, достопримечательностей, домов отдыха и монументальных заброшенных советских сооружений, некоторые из которых мы с вами осмотрим.

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ТЦ «Жоэквара» (11 фото)Collapse )

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Заброшенный Сухум

Jun. 9th, 2016 | 07:23 pm
posted by: samnamos in abandonedplaces

Во время Грузино - Абхазской войны, Сухуму досталось не слабо. В городе проходили ожесточенные перестрелки с переменным успехом между двумя сторонами. Сухум несколько раз полностью захватывали и вновь освобождали. В результате на многих зданиях остались отпечатки войны - следы от снарядов и пуль. После окончания войны, всех живших на территории Абхазии грузин депортировали, а освободившееся жилое пространство, в основном так и осталось пустовать без бывших хозяев. По этой причине для Абхазии вполне типичная картина - многоквартирный жилой дом, заселенный лишь на - половину. На западе Сухума даже есть целый жилой квартал из почти пустых домов. Впрочем война - не единственная причина большого колличества пустых домов. Многие здания были брошены в результате послевоенного кризиса. Например бывшие советские производства, НИИ и санатории. Всем любителям полазить по живописным пустующим брошкам без охраны посвящается.

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