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Discussion in 'History & Geography' started by Terry Page, Aug 15, 2018.
That looks really interesting Nancy, I would love to visit that one, especially at night
Yes we can only wonder at what the story is behind some of these abandoned houses, we have come across places frozen in time, where there are shopping lists, used cups, and personal items left on tables, which have obviously been there for decades
@Terry Page , some of those would fit in your "Love for all things blue" thread.
Yes very true @Shirley Martin I missed that ..
I love all the photos from Terry and Ken remembering what it was like in Canada when you could find old abandon places. It is quite a surprise here in the D.R. as any old house is eaten by termites in short order. and as far as seeing anything metal they grab it up for scrap even taking bride supports and the bridge is still working or taking power lines down and selling the copper/aluminum when the electricity is down for a few hours. Trucks come through the countryside looking for anything metallic or even plastic.
Bannerman Castle, Pollepel Island, Hudson River, NY, built in 1901.
"Once the summer home and private arsenal of a Scottish munitions and army supply dealer, Bannerman Castle is now a crumbling ruin. Parts of the place unexpectedly exploded in the early 1920s ... "
I found this clip fascinating.
This is a different kind of abandoned building, but extremely interesting in its own way. This picture shows what is almost an underground buried city in Paris, underneath the modern buildings. (Even the “modern” buildings here look pretty old)
What is really interesting, is that many of the large older cities all over the world have older buildings from a more ancient time period underneath the newer buildings.
An abandoned Medieval castle in France.
"Mysteries of the Abandoned" is a show on the Science Channel that features abandoned structures, plants, prisons, bridges, underground facilities, tunnels, military facilities, leper colonies, hospitals, etc all over the world. Really fascinating show.
This is a different type structure, but still spooky. A ferris wheel in an amusement park in Germany that was abandoned in 2001. When the wind blows it apparently spins.
@Thomas Stearn have you seen this? . Does it really spin by itself?
(click Watch on YouTube)
O yes, it does spin by itself. Here's just one source confirming this:
"Das alte Riesenrad auf dem ehemaligen Vergnügungspark könnte sich wieder drehen. Nicht wie jetzt, leise summend, angetrieben vom Wind, sondern wie ein richtiges Fahrgeschäft..."
In English:"...not like at present with a gentle, humming sound propelled by the wind but..."
"Tagesspiegel" is an established Berlin newspaper and not the only source available to prove it.
It is indeed spooky but it used to be even worse for some time. More recently, it has been used properly and the whole area is about to be revived. You'll find the whole story here.
I was there once in my twenties when I was living in Berlin.
Apparently the owner was accused of drug smuggling and money laundering, moved to Peru for a while, and spent time in prison later. That makes it even more spooky, and interesting.
Times were just a bit spooky after the wall had come down. Some really enjoyed the legal vacuum and wanted to profit from it. It also shows that the state was partly unable to cope with selling off a whole economy.