September 9th, 2009


Benny Farm, Montreal, Quebec

SITE - The Benny Farm apartment complex was built about sixty years ago to house WWII veterans.  The project, initiated and maintained by the Canadian government, evolved over time to welcome low income families.  From what I read, the funds eventually went lacking and the inhabitants were moved to restored or brand new apartment buildings within the complex.
The older structures were boarded up, then adopted by squatters, wrecked by vandals, and visited by explorers.  Most of the constructions have now been demolished and replaced by a new project which mixes eco-energetic condos and affordable housing for people with low incomes or special needs.

EXPLORATION - From what I could see, there are only two abandoned buildings left and I found a reachable open door at the back of one of them.  As I didn't know who or what I would encounter inside, I chose to pack light... but a tripod would have been a great help.  That'll definitely warrant a second trip!  In the meantime, please excuse the terrible blurriness of these pictures...

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Does anyone have photos of the inside of Poveglia's asylum? I'm dying to see some, please help!

"Poveglia is a small island located between Venice and Lido in the Venetian Lagoon, Italy.
During Roman times it was used to isolate thousands of plague victims, and during the three occasions when the Black Death spread through Europe, the island was effectively used as a lazar house and plague pit—it was considered an efficient way of keeping the infected people separated from the healthy. It is believed that over 160,000 people died on the island throughout its history.[citation needed]
The island was home to a small community until it was abandoned around 1380, during the War of Chioggia between Venice and Genoa. In 1922, a mental hospital was built on the island. Local lore states that a particular mental health doctor tortured and killed many of the patients, before being thrown to his death from a bell tower.[citation needed] According to that same legend, he survived the fall, but was 'strangled by a mist that came up from the ground'. Its ruins remain to this day.
Today, the island is used for farming (primarily vineyards) and is not open to tourists. It has been featured on the show Scariest Places On Earth. The island is said to be haunted."

Abandoned aviation technics №2

Unusually. Studying at aviation institute, for a long time wished to visit a similar place, but in any way did not expect that to can touch and see that expected to see only in a museum. Unfortunately, planes decay and are taken away by hunters behind scrap metal. But our planes all the same the best) it is fast, I hope, here there will be a museum.

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