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A lot of great pictures of urban decay:

Urban Decay

Fascinating stuff. A lot of those pictures could come right out of some horror movie:

Hospital X
Girl's Orphanage
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Those are some interesting pictures.
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Ooh. Now I won't get anything done today...

Looking through the hospital, there just has to be a ghost.

* Ymir's blood puts on some appropriate music.
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A lot of those pictures could come right out of some horror movie:
Totally. Especially of the supernatural thriller variety. Great find, Stormlight. How did you come across them?
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Ooooh, I just love peeling paint, rotten wood & rusty stuff. These are really cool. Thanks.
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Awww crap someone left an old singer sewing machine there! Poor thing it needs a home!
oh I know I have the perfect spot for it, right next to my 1922 first generation eletric singer!

seriously those are amazing photos. They capture such a sense of dispare.
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A lot of those pictures could come right out of some horror movie:
Totally. Especially of the supernatural thriller variety. Great find, Stormlight. How did you come across them?
I read a short review of the site in a magazine. I must say that the subject matter of abandoned buildings is quite fascinating. Some of those pictures are beautiful and I might actually buy the Asylum book.
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I can think of another site with similar subject matter. When I get home I will do some digging and share the link with you all.
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Those are amazing. Thanks for posting the link.
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The second picture of Holy Land is awesome. I wonder what the story is behind that place.
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Those are some seriously amazing and creepy pictures. I love them, I can see plenty of antiques just sitting there abandoned that I'd love to salvage.

Ruins are indeed picturesque and sobering at the same time. I find the various morgue pictures disturbing, my imagination is too good at supplying images of what occured within those bloody chambers. Asylums are cool, they're just a perfect setting for a horror movie.
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I mentioned earlier that I wanted to share a link to a site with similar subject matter. Well, I was able to retrieve the link that I was referencing earlier. Please click on the link below.

I present to you all Forgotten Detroit. I hope you enjoy the site's content.
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The photography is more practical, I think, than atmospheric, but the content is extraordinary. I've just browsed the theaters in detail. My favorite pic so far:



"The word "Asbestos" was placed on the curtain to reassure patrons of the theater's safety in a fire. The curtain would prevent any fire from the stage spreading to the seats."

Wonderful and amazing piece of material history.
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There's an Alco FA in the railroad yard which is begging for restoration there.

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I mentioned earlier that I wanted to share a link to a site with similar subject matter. Well, I was able to retrieve the link that I was referencing earlier. Please click on the link below.

I present to you all Forgotten Detroit. I hope you enjoy the site's content.
Those are great! I especially like the theater pictures. :super:
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Army Sea Forts

To my eternal shame I have to admit that I had no idea things like that even exist. :blush:
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OMG Waterworld! :damn:
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We shouldn't forget Abdul's Forgotten New York either.
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I've been doing a bit of "urban decay" photography lately. Here's an email I sent on Monday to some friends:

Subject: Just Another Day in D-Town!

Desert Hot Springs photos:
http://geocities.com/cactus2clouds/photos/dhs/

Yesterday was a slow day, when nobody's getting shot
at the grocery store parking lots, and the meth labs
aren't burning down houses. It looks like somebody
tapped into the water supply with an old muffler and a
vaccum hose. The intersection at Palm and Pierson is
really fucked up! The ambulance was not intentional
in the photo, but it's a typical site. That and
police cars. I'm the only runner in town. If you see
anybody else running the streets it's cuz they did
something. And then there's the "runners" who work
for the drug dealers and monitor the police cars. For
awhile there was a junky car sitting on top of a boat
inside the wash. Every time it rained the car-boat
contraption moved a little bit. I haven't seen it
since the last rain, so eventually it may end up in
that golf course in Palm Springs... (the car-boat
photo is on film. coming to a computer screen near you...)

[i'll get that film developed and scanned, it's quite interesting.]
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horror films don't scare me, only the reality of human nature scares me. the second pic in "holy land" reminds me of escher's drawings, at least in style of architecture, not in the optical illusion aspect. escher usually included people.
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escher usually included people.
not that he made then feel socially accepted in the group, but i meant in his drawings of architectural things.

i'm going to keep replying to my own posts....
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This whole thread is creeping me out :shudder: (but in a good way)

'Come on honey, grab the kids... we're goin' to Holy Land' :eek:

The abandoned hospital pics disturbed me most, with the beds & cribs, silent.
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I love the goo on that muffler/water resevoir. I can't believe how pristine the water looks coming out of that contraption.
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I love the goo on that muffler/water resevoir. I can't believe how pristine the water looks coming out of that contraption.
That's exactly what I thought, too. :control:
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