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Jan. 3rd, 2016 | 02:36 pm
posted by: samnamos in abandonedplaces

На следующий день после прогремевших новогодних курантов, мы с  gzbender, пользуясь случаем решили залезть в одно из "автономных сердец" метрополитена - ТЭСОРПГИ,
Залаз внутрь оказался весьма необычным и находился за решетчатой дверью тоннельного туалета. Такого рода соединений я еще никогда не видел. Прямо из туалета ведет 100 метровая выработка, оканчивающаяся гермой и двухуровневым блоком за ней. Объект состоит из нескольких вытянутых блоков параллельных тоннелю метро.
Резервная подстанция имеет глубину заложения- около 100 метров, что довольно глубоко для тоннельных сооружений. Внутри  периодически проводятся обходы, а быть может и большую часть времени кто- то держурит на объекте, однако мы попалт вовнутрь в "стелс" – режме, выпили вино из монтерского холодильника, покушали охотничьих сосисок в настоящей русской баньше на глубюине более 100 метров  и покормили рыбок на кухне.

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Ancient history

Dec. 14th, 2015 | 09:01 pm
location: Home
mood: nostalgicnostalgic
posted by: storm777 in abandonedplaces

I became interested in digital photography in 2004. Unfortunately, I knew very little and since I was on a tight budget, my first purchase was a VERY inexpensive camera, around 2MP. This gave me the opportunity to learn and evolve over the years.

This is one of the first series I shot. Just a simple abandoned building on Elizabeth St. in Utica NY. I learned some important lessons nonetheless:

1--When converting to b/w, always save a color copy
2--Always back up photos in case of HD failure.
3--The most important thing is to have fun :)

There was some history behind this building but I have since forgotten it :) Maybe the most significant thing is that it is gone now, probably forgotten, but still preserved in some small fashion.

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some buildings in Dnipropetrovsk

Dec. 1st, 2015 | 08:57 pm
posted by: artemco in abandonedplaces

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Playing Train -- Abandoned Railway and Coal Mine, Carbon County, Utah.

Nov. 25th, 2015 | 05:45 pm
location: The Home Office In Seattle, WA
music: Big John -- Jimmy Dean
posted by: grgardner in abandonedplaces

In addition to abandoned places, I've always been fascinated by railroads and mines and giant equipment and the whole process of extracting and transporting minerals and products. This past summer while on a trip to Central Utah's Carbon County I had a wonderful opportunity to combine both, exploring an abandoned coal mine and the railway that served it -- and playing railroad engineer in a rented Jeep Cherokee that I'm sure Hertz had no idea would be prowling along 10 miles of abandoned roadbed up to an old coal mine.
I was joined by my best friend Dave who shares this same fascination as I do.  We had planned on scoping out what's left of the coal mining industry in the appropriately named "Carbon County" area of central Utah near the town of Price. This area once had hundreds of coal mines, and now like much of Kentucky and West Virginia, is hurting because demand for coal has slowed to a trickle.

About 25 miles East of Price are the towns of Sunnyside, and East Carbon -- at one time home to several large coal mines and now pretty much ghost towns. We had planned on trying to find any signs or remnants of the mines but couldn't, but in the small settlement of East Carbon we did find what was clearly at one time a railroad grade that had been converted into a trail for small motorized vehicles such as ATVs and motorcycles. We headed off towards the South on the old grade which was smooth and wide enough for our Jeep, through cuts and over culverts that carried the sporadic water that came down the desert washes when it rained. The roadbed wound along the edge of the Book Cliffs, and crossed some big gullies on fill (thankfully no trestles which would have been impossible for the Jeep and likely made Hertz and my insurance company upset). Because it was built as a railway the grade was very mild, and folks who like riding the desert on ATVs had made good use of the trail although we were the only ones on it that day. According to Dave's map, the roadbed would take us about 6 miles to where the Geneva mine once was. We were traveling at about 20 miles an hour, and it wasn't hard to imagine that we were pulling a long train of coal hoppers towards the mine.

Sure enough the old roadbed curved into what the map said was Horse Canyon and ended at a large flat spot that was apparently a staging yard and where the loading facility once existed sitting next to a state highway. I had suspected we were on the old Carbon County Railway, and we quickly confirmed this when we got to the mine site.  This was the end of the line for the Carbon County Railway, at one time a subsidiary of United States Steel. It was built during WWII to provide coking coal for the large (also now abandoned and reclaimed with no sign it was ever even there) Geneva Steel Mill in Provo, Utah, some 100 miles Northwest of where we were.
Operation headquarters for the Carbon County Railway were located back at East Carbon in this handsome red brick station that is still standing. After we explored the mine site we drove back to East Carbon where we spotted it a mile or so from where we first drove onto the old line.  A daily train of some 30-50 empty coal hoppers would leave here every morning and make the six mile trip to the mine for loading, and then return by mid-afternoon and be left at an interchange with the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad's Sunnyside Branch which is just a bit North of the old depot.  The Rio Grande would then take the train West over Soldier Summit to the steel mill in Provo and return the empties the next day and pick up another loaded train. This lasted until October of 1982 when the mine was shut down and the railroad abandonded. The steel mill lasted until 2001, and the rails and cross ties of the Carbon County Ry. were pulled up in August of 2008.

Back at the site of the Geneva Mine at the other end of the Carbon County Ry., there is no sign of the loading facility or the actual mine itself -- with the opening sealed shut and graded over and the loading facility torn down in 1990. However a large number of office, warehouse, and other support buildings still exist at the mine location, baking away in the Utah desert. Dave and I spent several hours walking through this complex.  The mine itself was started in 1942, and at its peak produced 8,500 tons of coking coal a day to feed the furnaces at the Geneva Mill.
After the cut below are a number of pictures of the interior and exterior, as well as some historical photos I found online of the mine buildings that remain at the Geneva Mine, where at one time where several hundred miners toiled deep underground, extracting black gold to be hauled by the Carbon County Railway and the D&RGW to what was once the largest steel mill in the US west of Pennsylvania that at one time produced 60% of the steel in the Western US. For almost 40 years, all through the 1940s and up to the 1980s this was a beehive of activity of miners and railroaders, and today is but a dusty roadbed and complex of sturdy red brick buildings baking in the hot Utah desert. With a little imagination though one can see the miners working and you can pretend to be the engineer of a coal train, trundling along the Book Cliffs of Utah with a load of coal.

(The source of much of the history and the historical photos is here: http://www.utahrails.net/utahcoal/utahcoal-columbia-geneva.php#geneva on the Utah Rails Net site maintained by Don Strack)

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What happened?

Nov. 20th, 2015 | 09:33 pm
location: Home
mood: amusedamused
music: Arkona
posted by: storm777 in abandonedplaces

So I took a little break from jockeying my keyboard and when I returned, I was all set to follow the spam links that were posted here :D Where did they go? Must be a conspiracy afoot-that's it! :D

Anyhow, thanks/gracias/spasibo to whoever removed that post. Here's an abandoned Samoan church I found while roaming around Burien, Washington. Nothing spectacular but definitely not canned luncheon meat :D

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Through the past...darkly :)

Nov. 5th, 2015 | 09:00 pm
location: Home
mood: happyhappy
posted by: storm777 in abandonedplaces

As I'd mentioned in another post, I recently found a lot of old photos I thought I'd lost for good. This series is part of what I recovered. Frankly, I am too lazy to see if I posted it here in the past but if I did, it was at least 10 years ago so please forgive me for a repost. I just think it is a cool building that is worth sharing.

It is an old power station in Utica NY which has been gone for quite a few years. These were taken in either '04 or '05.

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Nov. 3rd, 2015 | 08:38 pm
location: Home
mood: contentcontent
posted by: storm777 in abandonedplaces

Tubs opened in Seattle's University District in the early 1980's. It was a place where one could rent a hot tub or sauna by the hour. I am not sure when it closed but for at least 7 years, the abandoned icon was a mecca for graffiti artists.

Tubs was demolished in 2014 to make way for a mixed-use apartment building.

The first two photos were taken in 2010 from a car as I made my first visit to the U District. I took the others in 2011.

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Old water mill in Ukraine

Nov. 1st, 2015 | 11:32 pm
location: Bila Tserkva, Kiev Oblast, Ukraine
posted by: pigshitpoet in abandonedplaces

Originally posted by carabaas at Старая водяная мельница

This old water mill is located near the city center and the main Orthodox churches in Bila Tserkva Transfiguration Cathedral and the Church of Mary Magdalene. The mill complex was built on the river Ros in the 19th century. Today the mill is not working. From her picturesque panorama of the river Ros and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Bila Tserkva, literally White Church is a city in central Ukraine located on the Ros River approximately 80 km (50 mi) south of Kiev, the largest city in Kiev Oblast.

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Oct. 31st, 2015 | 02:55 pm
posted by: samnamos in abandonedplaces

English tranz

Территория бывшего крупнейшего завода Москвы уже более, чем на половину очищена от старых цехов, в северной части возведен Ледовый дворец, вся центральная часть в глубоких котлованах, где в настоящее время формируются фундаменты будухих жилых кварталов, и лишь около десятка построек до сих пор остаются нетронутыми, дожидаясь либо сноса, либо реставрации.
Предлагаю вам посмотреть, как выглядит легендарный ЗИЛ сейчас. С публикации предыдущего поста, все что мы тогда посетили уже демонтировали. В этот раз мы побываем в Высотном складе, заводском бомбоубежище на 3000 человек и заглянем в действующий Инженерный корпус. Приятного просмотра!
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Strange Geographies: The Happy Island of Poveglia (article)

Oct. 31st, 2015 | 07:10 am
posted by: bugeyedmonster in abandonedplaces

I happened to see this article on Poveglia. The article itself is from May 14, 2010, but features lovely pictures of the buildings on the island.


If someone else has already posted this link, please excuse me.

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