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Beautiful abandoned places...

Discussion in 'Web Sites of Interest' started by Mojo_66, Feb 17, 2013.

  1. Mojo_66

    Mojo_66 Well-Known Member

    Love the piano, wonder if it still plays?
  2. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath

    The piano picture just needs Miss Haversham to complete it.
  3. andyjacko

    andyjacko Active Member

    I would love to have a look around some of those abandoned buildings. Amazing pictures.
  4. Mojo_66

    Mojo_66 Well-Known Member

    Me too, nothing quite so interesting around here.
  5. thornrider

    thornrider In the Stop Bath

    There are places in the world like this with no access - like a whole airport with abandoned planes and buildings in Cypress.
  6. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    I don't like to see stained glass, intricate plasterwork, or sculpted stone wasted. Buy all means destroy redundant buildings and reuse the space. Get the stuff of value out first. I was pleased to see that the pipes from the organ had been removed; hopefully they ended up with an organ builder so the tin rich metal was processed into new pipes. If the instrument had been a decent chamber instrument then it is sad that the whole instrument had not been removed and restored.
  7. Mojo_66

    Mojo_66 Well-Known Member

    My money's on the first bloke who turned up with a pick-up.
  8. Learning

    Learning Ethelred the Ill-Named

    Maybe you are right but even if a scrap dealer got them then ultimately they might still have ended up in the right place. Purifying the components of the alloy is expensive; far cheaper to just adjust the ratio of the components and re-use for the same purpose. A lot of organ components have been moved to Eastern Europe since the fall of the Soviet Union.
  9. Mojo_66

    Mojo_66 Well-Known Member

    It would be nice to think so, they could have years left in them.
  10. skellum

    skellum Well-Known Member

    Some extraordinary places, but why the need to render so many in gaudy HDR? They begin to look just like the artificial, virtual landscapes of video games. Shame.
  11. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    You mean lancs or the uk?

    These are my poor attempts at exploring, imagine what the really serious guys can find :)

    (by the way a quick google search of Urbex Lancashire throws up some interesting stuff)

    Back at Hartwood by Caledonia84, on Flickr

    Somewhere I shouldn't be..... by Caledonia84, on Flickr

    Polphail, Ghost town by Caledonia84, on Flickr

    Reclaimed by Caledonia84, on Flickr

    Underneath Glasgow by Caledonia84, on Flickr

    derelict 13 by Caledonia84, on Flickr

    The chair by Caledonia84, on Flickr
  12. AndyTake2

    AndyTake2 Well-Known Member

  13. TheAlex

    TheAlex Well-Known Member

  14. NickM

    NickM Well-Known Member

    I love the "underneath Glasgow" shot. And your squirrel photos are fantastic.
  15. Skyehammer

    Skyehammer Well-Known Member

    Some lovely atmospheric photos , the only one that's a bit of a fake in the ' Abandoned theme ' is the Eilean Donan [ Dornie Castle ] , apart from being a bit dark , the place is also flourishing with tourists all year round !
  16. Mojo_66

    Mojo_66 Well-Known Member

    Some wonderful photos Caledonia, I meant Lancs specifically, I know there are some interesting places around here but work and the price of petrol forbids me from going too far.
  17. caledonia84

    caledonia84 Well-Known Member

    Thanks Mojo, I know what you mean about the travelling, I commute from Glasgow to Edinburgh for work so I'm passing most of these places anyway, it'd be rude not to stop and take a snap or two :).

    Lancs really does look like it has some cracking explores


    Well worth a look If you ever find yourself with extra time :)
  18. George W Johnson

    George W Johnson Well-Known Member

    Superb collections of images on that site.

    I did a little 'urbexing' myself a few years ago, it's good fun and quite exciting to imagine that you'll be one of the last people in a place before it finally falls down or is bulldozed. I stopped as it's harder to find places to go and it's actually quite dangerous on your own. In the current economic climate I can imagine we will soon have our own huge collection of abandoned pubs and hotels to explore here in the UK.

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