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Aug. 3rd, 2009 | 12:09 am
posted by: dalekboy in abandonedplaces

Okay, so a few nights back I paid a visit to my local shops, which have been mostly deserted for a few years now. Short version, company bought up the shops, convinced people to leave because they wanted to build units, wasn't allowed to. Fought it for ages before giving up.

Took some photos the night I visited, but wanted to go back in daylight, and finally got there one afternoon this week.

There were a few stores, I went through them all, so there's a lot of pictures.



So here are the shops from the outside. Further over to the left and set back a way is the pub.


So here's the bar in the pub. Of course over all this time, the vandals have been through here and the rest of the shops.


Looks like it used to have a fireplace of some description.


So let's go have a look behind the bar.


I like the old wallpaper they used to have.






Someone left their shoes behind, bet they feel silly.


Route from the back of the pub.


Under the pub.






Next up is the newsagency.


If you can spot the dead birdie, you can have it!


Self portrait in the bakery.


A left over oven.


And here is the view the bread had.




Here's the loading dock of the old IGA supermarket, and the back of the fridge section.


It was starting to get late, and the main area inside the supermarket is pretty dark anyway, so had to use the flash.






Here is the inside of the Vietnamese restaurant. They held out well beyond all they other shops, and hung around for a couple of years.










But I'm more of a pizza man, so off I went to Peppi's!


I even have a favourite table! I call it Reginald.








Back outside and all the way to the other end I go...


...to the security office! At least that's what I assumed it was, given it didn't have a shop front, and was full of old TVs and recorders.


Hope that copy of Prisoner of War wasn't a rental.


They even had a couch.




All that clambering around had mussed my hair some, so I paid a trip to the hairdresser. That was the only shop where I'd be fully exposed to the main street, hence leaving it until last. You can see it in the first picture, it's the shop on the corner nearest the camera. It's also tiny, since most of the area at the back is taken up with the security office.



And that was my visit!

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from: gutter_monkey
date: Aug. 2nd, 2009 03:35 pm (UTC)
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"And here is the view the bread had."
LOL

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dalekboy

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from: dalekboy
date: Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:24 am (UTC)
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That was hugely dangerous. If I had suddenly slipped back in time 4 years, I might have burned to death!

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Laurie

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from: hellodali
date: Aug. 2nd, 2009 03:41 pm (UTC)
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the only pic that shows up for me is the one of the shampoo sinks :(

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from: gutter_monkey
date: Aug. 2nd, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
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Weird, I can see them all.

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Laurie

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from: hellodali
date: Aug. 2nd, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
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well, it worked this time, and I refreshed like 6 times before, :)

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Jaana

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from: jaanka
date: Aug. 2nd, 2009 05:19 pm (UTC)
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WOW, can't believe that happened to the Giralang shops - used to go there with friends as a kid when I lived in the ACT

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dalekboy

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from: dalekboy
date: Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:26 am (UTC)
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Must be a hell of a shock to actually know the place and see what it's become.

The pub is the best one for that. Even though I'd never been in there, I have been in a number of pubs like it, so can almost imagine it full of people.

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from: dalekboy
date: Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
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Neither did I. It's always a little weird when that happens. Kind of a 'but that's ours, isn't it?' feeling.

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brianfear0x.

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from: zombiefest
date: Aug. 4th, 2009 12:44 am (UTC)
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IGA is australian (independent grocers of australia) and i had no idea it was international either.

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from: itsascam
date: Aug. 2nd, 2009 08:54 pm (UTC)
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Peppi's Pizza immediately made me think of Pappi on Seinfeld, and his couch peeing antics

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gwen666

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from: gwen666
date: Aug. 3rd, 2009 02:06 am (UTC)
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A lot of pubs look like that on Saturday morning.

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dalekboy

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from: dalekboy
date: Aug. 3rd, 2009 05:27 am (UTC)
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lol

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