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Abandoned Meat-Packing Plant - Navassa, NC

Apr. 21st, 2014 | 09:20 pm
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posted by: waitingonsunday in abandonedplaces

Over the weekend, I learned that the abandoned Cape Fear Meat Packing Co plant in Navassa, NC, was torn down. Months ago, even. It was kept out of the news so as not to draw a crowd. It's been there since 1919, closed since 1923. I heard about it years ago and only found it by playing around on Google Satellite until I found the most likely candidate. In September of 2012, my boyfriend and I finally drove out to find it. It was one of the most beautiful and fascinating places I've ever been, peaceful, eerie, dead, verdant, sad, and lovely all at the same time. I was on the verge of tears when I learned it was gone. We took a lot of pictures that day--unfortunately, on two old smartphones, so not the highest quality ever, but they're all that's left now.

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Fort Warren

May. 20th, 2013 | 04:45 am
posted by: octoberland in abandonedplaces

Hi All. I don't *think* I've posted these before but if I have you have my apologies. These were taken on my first trip to Fort Warren on Georges Island off the coast of Boston. It has since become an annual trip for me. As per community rules, if you repost these anywhere please credit me. Thanks and enjoy!

Georges Island 121

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Riverview Mental Hospital, a ferry graveyard, and various places around Seoul

Jan. 6th, 2013 | 05:02 pm
posted by: lurkingheretic in abandonedplaces

I met Michael Arnold when we both lived and worked near Seoul. Today he posted some pictures from a ferry graveyard on his FB page, so I hit him up for permission to post it here. Instead he gave me a link to his Urban Exploration YouTube account, where he's about to post a video compilation of those very boats.

The hospital and ferries are both in British Columbia.

His main page

The Riverview

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abandoned hotel, Okinawa

Apr. 1st, 2012 | 08:47 pm
mood: coldcold
music: Alex on the Spot - Hans Zimmer &
posted by: chocolate_chip in abandonedplaces

First time posting... actually, this is my first time going into an abandoned building! These photos were taken a year ago. I didn't get around to uploading them until now. Sorry they're not the greatest; as you can see, the day was overcast and washed-out, which my camera doesn't deal well with. Also, I was really pressed for time, so I was more concerned with covering as much ground as I could than with setting up shots.

Last spring, I went on vacation in Okinawa (amazing, btw), so of course I couldn't pass up the opportunity to see one of Japan's most famous abandonments, the "Royal Hotel" (actual name appears to be Kogen Hotel) in Nakagusuku. All I can find out about the history of this place is rumors, but they all agree that a wealthy businessman decided that he wanted to build a huge luxury hotel/resort. The locals said, "Dude, you can't build that close to the tombs and the utaki (Ryukyuan sacred spot), you'll get cursed." Businessman built anyway, apparently deciding to skip the blueprints. Stairs go up only to go back down, walls don't match up where they should, there are rooms that you have to hoist yourself onto a ledge to enter. Sure enough, there were several strange accidents and deaths, the money dried up, and the project was abandoned. Some say the businessman went insane; others say he died mysteriously after spending the night in the hotel. Some also say that a Buddhist monk lives there, keeping angry spirits at bay. (I didn't see evidence of this, but the utaki, shrine, and tombs I saw all showed signs of maintenance.) Reportedly, locals won't go near the place because it's so haunted.


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Full of memories and scars.

Mar. 24th, 2011 | 02:00 pm
posted by: birra in abandonedplaces

There's an old, really old and patched, overpatched lodge in Istanbul, Turkey. So sad, a witness to a countless series of events, both happy and tragic. Full of memories and scars.

Старенький-старенький, латанный-перелатанный домик в Стамбуле

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Royal Hotel (Kogen Hotel) Ruins, near Nakagusuku Castle, Okinawa, Japan

Jan. 10th, 2010 | 04:28 pm
posted by: ontheborderland in abandonedplaces

I took a trip to this site this morning.  It is quite near a UNESCO world heritage site of a centuries old castle.  The backstory of the hotel is here, on my personal blog, but essentially it was visualized as a theme park/hotel complex in the late 70s, early 80s, by a Japanese businessman.  He built on the site against the wishes of monks from a nearby temple and warnings from locals.  There are many abandoned tombs and a sacred cave close to the building site.  During the course of construction, many workers were injured and killed in accidents and they refused to work there.  The businessman claimed the site was not haunted and vowed to sleep there every night until work was finished.  He lasted three days and then went insane.  He was according to some stories, committed to an asylum on the island or alternately, committed suicide.  The ruins are all that is left, a dizzying labyrinth of decaying guestrooms, stairs leading to nowhere, and a mysterious tower, surrounded by jungle full of overgrown tombs and a cave leading to the underworld.

What the site looks like from the nearby castle:

Royal Hotel Ruins Visit III

The rest of the photos are in my Flickr set here.

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New Mexico State Penitentiary trip2

Jul. 3rd, 2009 | 11:35 pm
posted by: grygon in abandonedplaces

Here was the last time I went: here.

Anyways, the date of this 2nd trip was April 10th according to my camera's time stamp but it was so long ago that I can't remember real well... except that it was a few days before Easter, so that must be right.

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Two Locations in Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada

Jan. 5th, 2009 | 04:44 pm
posted by: glimmer_2 in abandonedplaces

Hi there everyone! I just discovered this place via a new LJ friend, and was thrilled to find it! I've been exploring abandoned farm houses, and hospitals since I was 14 years old. Unfortunately, I only have a few pictures (taken while I was doing a Project 365 back in 2007) that I can share with you today.

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Now for the second location. Unfortunately it is illegal to enter the premises of this building. While it is no longer in use, they still have a guard at the front entrance, who lives there.

It's the old Fort Qu'Appelle Tuberculosis Sanatorium. It was used up until the 1960's. Not only is it now abandoned - having been used for some time as the Saskatchewan Summer School of the Arts, and as the Echo Valley Conference Centre - but it is also the most haunted place in Saskatchewan, Canada. If you'd like to read more, here is a link.

Since I was not able to get INTO the buildings to take pictures - though I would DEARLY love to. I did climb a hill BEHIND the San to take some pictures.

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I really wish I could have gotten better/more pictures of The San.

I'm hoping this summer to go back out to Fort Qu'Appelle, and do more grid road drives searching for abandoned houses. Only this time I'll have a camera - not like when I was 14.

I hope you enjoyed the photos I did have! And I look forward to viewing everyone else's abandoned place photos!

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Bannack Ghost Town, Montana

Jun. 2nd, 2008 | 01:24 am
posted by: kurokokoro in abandonedplaces

This weekend my boyfriend and I travelled to the ghost towns around here. Bannack is a big, decently preserved ghost town in Montana that has an interesting history. It hit its prime in 1863 and its sheriff was also the leader of a gang of murderers and robbers (to briefly sum it up). I got some nice photos for my first post to the community. :) Enjoy.

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Abandoned Places - Bluegrass Wanderings –July 07 (Part 6a)

Oct. 25th, 2007 | 09:08 am
location: Los Angeles County
mood: geekygeeky
music: Rob Zombie – House of a 1000 Corpses
posted by: jj_maccrimmon in abandonedplaces

Waverly Hills Sanitarium

Folks, I’ve been saving the best of the trip for the last. I hadn’t planned for this part of the essay to be delayed till the week before Halloween, but I can appreciate the irony. Near the end of my visit home to the Louisville area, my daughter and I paid a visit to one of the most haunted and certainly most unique “abandoned” sites in North America.

Waverly Hills Sanitarium was a TB hospital from the 1926 till it closed in 1961. It briefly reopened as a geriatric care center until the State of Kentucky forced it to close in 1980 (due to severe cases of patient neglect and abuse). Approximately 63,000 TB patients died within the walls of Waverly Hills.

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