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Post by Your Mom on Thu May 21, 2015 8:30 pm

As a product of the 60s, Britain still retained many relics of the war that had so recently ended. I can remember as a child seeing the skeletons of crashed aircraft (both Allied and Axis), tanks and various war constructions, be they underground concrete pillars or bomb shelters (my primary school still housed an underground bomb shelter, but all all entrances had long since blocked). I remember stumbling across an old farmer's shack with remnants that were entombed in cobwebs and had lain undisturbed for decades (cigarette packets and tobacco tins and such like, bearing forgotten and long abandoned motifs), remnants of a nostalgic era to which I was not privy.

Perhaps this will help explain why I still feel such fascination for old, abandoned places like these.



Though not religious, the scars of King Henry the Eighth's reformation scarred the landscape (abandoned and ruined monasteries) fascinated me.



Atmosphere simply drips from this photo.



Myself as a child (and maybe still. What am I saying maybe?) would delight to frolic in these ruins



Oh, such tragedies yet to appear; under my pen, your wish is here.


Is the former glory not still apparent? I'm reminded of a scene from Robert Heinlein's "Stranger In A Strange Land", whereby Jubal Harshaw, a protagonist, is describing the beauty of a Rodin sculpture of an old woman and Jubal states that Rodin's artistry is showing the beauty that once was, but is no more.




How evocative is this of a childhood dream turned to dust?




The Addam's family bid you go away




There be gingerbread inside. Come...

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The art deco period is always so evocative




Charles Berlitz teased with his intriguing lies wound around true tales of tragedy (fuck you, Charles. I believed!)


Venice is, well, Venice


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Post by Your Mom on Thu May 21, 2015 8:36 pm

I hope the above post is not too "bloggy", I would hate for this site to become that. I would love to see this place become a shrine to freedom of expression in whatever form it takes from everyone. That was just my reflective mode of the moment.

Please feel free to express yourselves in anyway you wish. A minha casa é sua casa! Express!
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Post by Sarah522 on Thu May 21, 2015 9:38 pm

Oh WOW! Those are some INCREDIBLE photos!!

My weakness is old abandoned farmhouses. I fall in love, see it as it once was, and would kill for the opportunity to refurbish it back to it's original glory!





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Post by Your Mom on Thu May 21, 2015 9:44 pm

I knew I had a very good reason to love you
(flirtation via PM still accepted)
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Post by wow on Thu May 21, 2015 9:47 pm



Absolutely stunning. I wouldn't change a thing. Lol...can't stop looking at it.
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Post by Your Mom on Thu May 21, 2015 9:55 pm

Thankfully I am not the only one haunted by the past. These pics touch me in a way no modern structure can.
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Post by Sarah522 on Thu May 21, 2015 9:58 pm

wow wrote:

Absolutely stunning. I wouldn't change a thing. Lol...can't stop looking at it.

I know. That one really struck me too!
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Post by Your Mom on Thu May 21, 2015 10:03 pm

The funny thing, as far as i'm concerned, is that the original link described these as creepy. What does that say about we three?
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Post by Doug Fisher on Fri May 22, 2015 12:53 am

Those are some really powerful photos. Abandoned buildings have a certain mystique. A certain character. Why do they evoke fear in some and nostalgia in others?
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Post by Sarah522 on Fri May 22, 2015 1:04 am

When I was younger, my hubby and I stumbled onto an old farmhouse that had been abandoned. This place just had so much charm. The place was HUGE (so huge it had a servant staircase in the back of the kitchen) and still had SOME of the original oak woodwork, including the staircase. You could easily tell that once upon a time it was a beautiful old relic. Sadly, it had been empty for a few years and the teenagers had used it as a party den. There were nasty mattresses on the floors all over the house, graffiti everywhere, everything that wasn't bolted down was stolen, and some things that were. They even took the toilets and sinks out of the bathrooms.

We put a bid in on the house, offering a fair bit more than they were asking because we really wanted it. Some rich developer came along and out-bid us and ended up with the house. About two years later, I drove by it and literally CRIED. They had completely modernized the house, demolished the beautiful wraparound front porch, put new aluminum siding on it. Stole all it's charm and turned it into a hideous McMansion.

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Post by Tude on Fri May 22, 2015 12:08 pm

We love it.  https://squattheplanet.com/urban-exploration/  In fact whenever I travel with my fellow squatees - I research for places.  Last time in FL last year - hit an abandoned fort, coca cola plant (fences, bah) and a haunted cemetery (looked like a mini version of the famous one in NOLA).  I'm hitting FL in a couple weeks and am busy researching for places.  Where I live I have an abandoned Psych ward that we wanted to get into but too much security traffic darn it, but we did get into the abandoned subway.  Most awesome graffiti!  And of course we had to tag it too.  Smile  Didn't meet up with anyone either - it's a well known homeless hang out.













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Post by Tude on Fri May 22, 2015 1:08 pm

Just had a couple of our people scope this out - abandoned honeymoon resort in the Poconos, PA.

http://theexplorographer.com/2014/10/abandoned-poconos/

It's called Penn Hills, but I like what someone did to the sign ...

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Post by Tude on Fri May 22, 2015 1:10 pm

This is Chris - who was in the subway with me.  He found this in his travels through Nebraska - abandoned house.  They stayed a couple nights but said it was creepy.  Lots of womens underwear and used duct tape.  Things that make you go hmmmmmm....

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Post by Your Mom on Fri May 22, 2015 1:15 pm

Great uploads, cheers Tude.

Things that make you go hmm, indeed.
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Post by Sarah522 on Fri May 22, 2015 2:09 pm

Tude wrote:This is Chris - who was in the subway with me.  He found this in his travels through Nebraska - abandoned house.  They stayed a couple nights but said it was creepy.  Lots of womens underwear and used duct tape.  Things that make you go hmmmmmm....


Oooh! Love that place!!
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Post by Tude on Fri May 22, 2015 2:38 pm

We have a member who has been exploring south america for a few years now - currently sailing the amazon, hopping off to trade with villages, do some work for trade - and explore. He found an abandoned tower - and so he had to climb it Smile More pics at link.





https://squattheplanet.com/threads/climbing-embratel-radio-towers-manicor%C3%A9-amazonas.21643/
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Post by Your Mom on Fri May 22, 2015 2:54 pm

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Post by sweet on Fri May 22, 2015 8:18 pm

Amazing! Thank you all.

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Post by NLI on Fri May 22, 2015 9:30 pm

one of my favorite abandoned places is sweet's vagina
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Post by Your Mom on Fri May 22, 2015 9:36 pm

I couldn't help myself, I ed
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Post by sweet on Fri May 22, 2015 9:57 pm

NLI wrote:one of my favorite abandoned places is sweet's vagina

I just deleted my account at AE because of post like this. Fuck off Dickhead.

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Post by NLI on Fri May 22, 2015 10:26 pm

sweet wrote:
NLI wrote:one of my favorite abandoned places is sweet's vagina

I just deleted my account at AE because of post like this. Fuck off Dickhead.


that wasn't the response i was aiming for.....it was close though.

looks like i caught ya in a bad mood. i hereby will endeavor to refrain from making comments regarding your vagina...occupied or not.

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Post by Tude on Sat May 23, 2015 9:52 pm

Well that turned this shit around. OK, I have more good things
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