August 11th, 2006

as dead as a doornail

Decrepit old thing- Williamstown, Melbourne, Australia

I bring to you some pictures I took quite a few months ago of a house my brother and I happened upon in the seaside village know as Williamstown, a coastal suburb of Melbourne.

According to my net research, the first settlement in Williamstown was around the late 1830s- it spent a while being a dodgy place (well it was a convict port!). My brother, who knows alot more about early Australian architecture than I do, wagers that this may have been built around the 1850s or a little before, so it's possible that this old girl is one of the original buildings to the area. You can see in the pictures that posh bastards are quickly encroaching- Williamstown is a victim of the upper-classes, as so many coastal towns are.

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Brantford School

I've been neglecting you, oh abandonedplaces. So to make up for it, here is a huge bunch of pictures from one of the abandoned schools I went to on my road trip to rural North Dakota in May. This was the second time I'd been to the school and I liked it so much I had to bring my roadtripmate eatstoomuchjam there. The first time I didn't go in because I didn't know there was a road that went right up to the door, and I was 8 months pregnant.

ahhhh, the Brantford School, the second time. It always tastes better the second time...

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