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House 10-27, a peek inside

Sep. 28th, 2014 | 12:45 pm
posted by: avalonjones in abandonedplaces

I was walking by our friend House 10-27 a couple weeks ago, and noticed that a windowpane had slipped out of place, just enough for me to stick my camera into the opening.  Here's what I saw.

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Battery prison Tallinn. A first chamber floor

Sep. 25th, 2014 | 10:19 pm
posted by: egorov in abandonedplaces

Original taken from egorov in Battery prison Tallinn. Chamber of the first floor
And I still keep the prison theme. Let me remind you that the battery prison - an object with almost two centuries of history. Erected as a fortress, prison Battery perform its direct functions of almost one hundred years. Tens of thousands of people have been here - one swung term, others worked.

Now it is a cultural park or museum. But the walls and interiors all also conceal the suffering and negative, accumulated over decades, thousands and thousands of suffering souls, who were languishing in anticipation of release.

To visit the open, not all the premises, but only two sectors in the second and first floor. But to me it is enough to feel the horror of the place.

01 penetrates into one of the two open entrances. Apparently the service space.



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Żukowice, semi-abandoned village (Poland)

Sep. 16th, 2014 | 07:08 pm
posted by: off_the_route in abandonedplaces

Żukowice is a small village in Lower Silesia (Poland). Once the village was quite big (in 1973 it had 1060 inhabitants, there was a school, library, cinema here) but it became almost abandoned until 1995, as a copper smelter had been built there and the environment became too polluted to live. Now the village has only a little bit more than 30 inhabitants and some abandoned buildings reminding about its good times.

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Trolls and Bots and Idiots oh my...

Sep. 13th, 2014 | 09:23 am
posted by: jj_maccrimmon in abandonedplaces

Sorry about the delay of dealing with sergey025. They have been banned and reported. Just as a reminder, spam is cause to be removed forcibly from the community.

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More detective work: what was this building's function, and when was it built?

Sep. 11th, 2014 | 05:59 pm
posted by: glowing_fish in abandonedplaces

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This is an abandoned building in Darby, Montana. It is next to the highway, and also next to some (now unused) railroad tracks.

Based on the architecture, what year was this building built, and when was it abandoned? And what was its original use?

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"Дом Шаляпина"

Sep. 10th, 2014 | 04:26 pm
posted by: horek_marginal in abandonedplaces

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"Shalyapin House" in Kharkov, Ukraine.
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The Ghost of Lambertville

Sep. 7th, 2014 | 10:13 pm
mood: accomplishedaccomplished
posted by: dark_fetus in abandonedplaces



Lambertville High School was demolished in the autumn of 2012. Today the small patch of forest where it once stood bears few reminders of the old school, or that it had eerily overlooked the town in a state of abandonment for over fifty years. Though now gone, the stories from Lambertville are still very much alive, mostly recounted in the form of hushed tales told around campfires.

Like many buildings that have fallen into decay, there were numerous urban legends that surrounded the old school. However, none were more prominent than the tale of “Buckeye”. The story goes that the Buckeyes football team, from New Hope, PA were playing a game against Lambertville High. During the game, the Lambertville team dog-piled a Buckeye player named Billy. When the Lambertville team dispersed to allow the Buckeye player up, it was discovered that the boy was dead. Most stories claim he had broken his neck, and that his head was turned completely around on his sprawled corpse. It was said Billy haunted the halls of the school from that day on, even after its closure and eventual abandonment. The tale claims that if you stand in the abandoned school at night and say “Billy, I challenge you to a football game.” that you would have your neck snapped.

Football players aside, there is indeed an imposing presence to be found in that forest atop the hill. The phantom of an abandoned school so ingrained in local legend and New Jersey lore that the tearing-down of its physical form did little to remove it from society’s collective consciousness. What follows is the history of Lambertville High School, in memoriam.

Lambertville High School, originally constructed in 1854 on a hilltop overlooking the town of the same name, enjoyed a pleasantly uneventful existence until 1926, when a fire devoured substantial portions of the original schoolhouse. The following year, it was rebuilt and remodeled, and would continue to see service until June of 1959, when the completion of the larger, modern South Hunterton Regional High School pushed it into obsolescence. The vacant edifice remained perched firmly on its hilltop for another 30 years, overlooking the growing town and the unchanging blue ribbon of the Delaware, until vandals set a fire in 1992 that ripped through the structure and destroyed the entire roof.

Approaching the school in its abandoned state, it was clear that the forest has reinstated itself as grounds warden. Whatever lawn there once was had been completely absorbed by the wood, and everywhere trees pressed close against the decaying red brick walls. The building itself was traveling down the road to total collapse, with only its reinforced concrete floors and fire-proof stairways providing a skeleton to support the decaying carcass of the construction. Entering through the torn doors, one was immediately greeted by the familiar smell of decomposition. This, though, is in some ways a different odor than one finds in most of forgotten places; This is an ancient rot: the subtle, musty perfume of a place where everything compostable has long since turned to dirt. Save for the largest structural members and the last disappearing sections of wall, nothing remained. It was difficult to even see this place for what it once was, to imagine the sound of children in what now look more like caverns than hallways. The interior perpetually dim, bound by windowless hallways and an all-surrounding forest canopy.

Climbing the stairwell, leaving the abyss of sunless hallways below, one emerges to a surreal vision, as they step onto the floor of a forest that had taken root three stories above the ground. The school’s roof, burned and collapsed for almost twenty years ago, had become a rich bed of topsoil on what was once the third floor. Ivy, bushes, and even full-size trees flourished under the open sky of the upper story. Wandering through this young wood, one might forget that the ground lay far below, at least until happening upon a window...


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Former Red Triangle factory in St. Petersburg

Sep. 4th, 2014 | 09:46 pm
posted by: egorov in abandonedplaces

Original taken from egorov in Former factory Red Triangle in Peter
As soon as I had the opportunity to go to St. Petersburg - I immediately planned a march to the citadel of the old industrial and steampunk. This plant red triangle. Triangle factory dates back to 1860. Tips came - and he turned red.

In the early 2000s, the plant became bankrupt, shops began to deteriorate. Now a lot of the areas dealt with every small production studios, there is also a rock club and cafe.
There is a project of reconstruction of the territory for the establishment of the zone and underground rock. I think it nafig not necessary. Here and so awesome and underground rock.

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Svyato-voznesensky Cathedral, c. Voznesenka

Sep. 2nd, 2014 | 08:40 pm
location: Voznesenka
mood: holy
music: How does it feel now Akua Naru
posted by: pigshitpoet in abandonedplaces

Originally posted by pigshitpoet at Svyato-voznesensky Cathedral, c. Voznesenka

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Офисная часть заброшенного завода по производству запчастей

Aug. 31st, 2014 | 07:46 pm
posted by: ant1kk in abandonedplaces

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