July 10th, 2009

I'm not sure if this is allowed, but.. here goes.

I thought I was the only one who was obsessed with abandoned places. I've looked through several of this group's posts and I find myself wishing I didn't live so far away from these wonderful locations. Is anyone in this group from Virginia, perhaps? I know of several places around here that I've been to but I need to get myself a digital camera. Anyway, just wanted to say hello... and, uh, yeah... my name is Katie and I'm 21... I've had several LJs in the past but had to make a new one when I discovered this community. 
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I heard about this school house in holley, ny. My friend and I took a road trip there and we were thinking we were gonna have to go searching for it in this town we had no idea of. Nope. As soon as we got into town it was right there. We drove around it a few times and couldn't find a way in. So we decided to walk around and take a few pictures of the outside, ah but then we found an entrance :)

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A.D. 1195

First, explaining the title, 1195 was the date of birth of St. Anthony of Padua. The saint whom this school is named after.

This building was the first school with that name, built in 1961. Replaced in 2006 by a modern facility, but the old building remained mostly intact. After making three sucessful trips into the school, but in mid 2007 the remander of the old school was demolished and replaced over night by a parking lot.

Unlike many buildings we explore, this one still had power. Library books scattered in half of the gym left, the last homework left on the blackboards, farewell messages also.


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Abandoned House in Castle Rock

Hello all! I've been lurking here for some time... really love a lot of the pictures here.

Anyway, there are a few abandoned houses in the town where I'm living for the summer- Castle Rock, Colorado. I've seen three, but only taken pictures of one so far.
This house is near a car dealership. I have no idea how old it is, but it's been abandoned for at least a few years, maybe abandoned in the mid-1990s at the earliest. There's a chain-link fence around some parts of it, as well as barbed-wire at other points, but the middle of the chain-link fence was torn apart.

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Melbourne Open House 2009

If anyone will be in Melbourne Australia on Sunday 19 July then you'll have a chance to see some parts of the city that are usually locked away from the public eye when the Melbourne Open House event is held again.


Buildings taking part in this include The Melbourne Athenaeum, St Paul's Cathedral, Melbourne Town Hall, the State Library of Victoria, the Melbourne City Baths, the Radiation Therapy Bunkers at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, the Shrine of Remembrance and many more.

Oh and it's all free. :)