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    Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

    I hope I'm not the only one, but I find abandoned buildings quite interesting, whether they are located in cities or in the country side. At times, they can be the perfect motif for photographers. With this thread, I hope we can collect an erray of images from abandoned buildings and houses from all over the world, city and countryside.

    On our old forum, we did have a similar thread, which I welcome you all to look through: Images of abandonment: Tschernobyl ...
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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    I open the thread with an image of an abandoned farm located on Vikna in Norway: photographed at the end of March 2009:

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    • #3
      This shall be fun. There are abandoned houses and buildings everywhere around me.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
        This shall be fun. There are abandoned houses and buildings everywhere around me.
        Yeah, off course this has the potential to be fun. I look forward to seeing abandoned buildings from your area, or any other area for that matter. As mentioned earlier above, I find abandoned buildings, and cars, extremely fascinating and for the most of the time, they are rally nice photo objects.

        I will add to the collection, a few more images that I have in my own collection: these are four images I were really pleased with. They were all taken at different locations on the island of Vikna (the island where Rørvik is located).

        An old house:

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        • #5
          Here is an abandoned farm, on the adjacent island of Lauvøya (also a part of Vikna County): this would be a very spooky place at night.

          I have a plan to return to this abandoned farm some time at night when there is a full moon, but haven't managed to gather all the courage needed. I need someone strong to escort me there I think, as it is far off the beaten track and local roads.





          The partly crumbled barn:

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          • #6
            Here is an abandoned boat shed by the ocean, located at Lauvøya in Vikna County:

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            • #7
              Also an abandoned farm at Lauvøya, in Vikna County:

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              • #8
                In a hope that other members might follow suit, here is the final image for this time: taken somewhere along the main road between Surnadal and Trondheim: this was really a spooky location so I made my business rather fast before speeding off...

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                  this was really a spooky location so I made my business rather fast before speeding off...
                  I'm not sure I would have stopped! Great image, I love the lighting

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Gaelsail View Post
                    I'm not sure I would have stopped! Great image, I love the lighting
                    I don't know what it is, but the best time to photograph such building are often in moonshine or under a fullmoon: but they do give me the creeps, sometimes, even in full day light.
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                    • #11
                      That spooky house that J-O photographed, is an old farmhouse in Rindal....
                      I've been driving past that house several times in my life, and it looks just like it has always done today as it did the first time I saw it back in the 1970's.

                      Every time I drive past that building, there are only one question in my mind: How does it look inside...?

                      This is an interesting thread indeed, and I hope many contribute. Don't have too many images myself, but I'll check through my arcives later.
                      "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      • #12
                        Pakarang, I absolutely love this thread. . .
                        . . . but I don’t seem to have any photo to contribute that fits the subject I know, you are all shocked – no photos from Seagull But of course I will keep this theme in mind for the future.
                        Meanwhile I must say it is quite thought provoking to consider exactly why one finds certain buildings spooky, disturbing, or frightening. Sterkoder provides a clue to one reason when he mentions having wondered “How does it look inside...?” With this in mind I think I would have posted your Lauvøya farm photos in a different order, pakarang.

                        First I would put the last one (The partly crumbled barn) which is a marvellous image but more fascinating than frightening – it seems as much about the surrounding landscape than just the barn itself. The shape of the barn bending over with that bulge on the side made me think it was like a warp opening up in space and distorting things. But then I come to your first photo showing the barn from the other side and that is when the barn becomes frightening to me. I think that’s because the ladder seems to draw me in to that big dark void of an opening, and the assumption is that there must be something terrifying inside. Even the familiarity of the parked cars and the more distant landscape being less atmospheric fails to provide much comfort.

                        I can then imagine wanting to rush away past the barn towards the safety of the cars . . . but then I’d suddenly find myself nearer the house, (place close-up photo of house here) and the house which had been just a nice aspect of the composition of the frightening barn image, now seems spooky in itself. If curiosity and reason prevailed, I might be tempted in through that slightly open door, encouraged by being able to see right through the building by the side window . . .but upstairs ?? . . .
                        This is a building which is as scary in daylight I think - It’s the peeling face of the building that I also find disturbing, and now it is suddenly reminding me of that face image in last months photo competition . . .

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                        • #13
                          I enjoy this thread very much, so thanks for bringing it up Jan-Olav!!!!!

                          I see it as a good reason to widen my way of using the camera and not always take pictures of aircraft or ships...

                          Well, among thousands of images of the mention motives, I found some of an old barn.
                          A few years back I was asked by a friend to hurry up and take pictures of this barn, which once was a part of a huge farm in Kristiansund.
                          The barn had to give way for the need of space at the Lilleborg AS-Avd. ELLO...., the factory that produce Lano soap, Lypsyl lip protection, AXE deodorant, Solidox toothpaste, Intensive Care Body Lotion and SVINT steel wool among many, many other articles....

                          After this boring introduction, here's the barn...., demolished two days after I took the pictures...





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                          • #14
                            Then I found another interesting image...., and please Jan-Olav...., feel free to move my post if you feel it's more suitable in another thread, for example "This is Kristiansund".
                            I post here because in the beginning, it's an abandoned sea ware house (don't know the exact english name, but it's called a 'brygge' in norwegian), but as you will see, it's getting into something useful and filled with life if there are the right people involved.
                            This will be rebuilt as a hotell, opening in the fall of 2009....

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                            March 2009
                            Last edited by Sterkoder; April 7th, 2009, 20:44.
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                            • #15
                              These are indeed wonderful additions to this thread. Abandoned houses and buildings has long been a fascination of mine. Abandoned buildings may not necessarily mean that they will be demolished, though, in most cases, they face a very uncertain future.

                              All around us, all over the world: there are millions of houses and other buildings left behind, neglected and forgotten: it'll now be our job to document them and share them with others as soon as we come across them.

                              And the more images I see of such buildings, the more keen I get. I have no idea why, but as mentioned above, there is a certain mystique to them, there is the spookiness and there is the old weathering by the elements and years of neglect.

                              All these together can create some wonderful subjects and are like whispers from the past in a way.
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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