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    For inspiration, we could go to the old Olympic arenas:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/aband...venues-2014-8#

    http://www.businessinsider.com/saraj...-venues-2014-2
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Not my images, and I have not been there - but I would really LIKE to go there!

      http://www.foodandwine.com/fwx/secre...d-terminal-jfk
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        As some may have noticed we had a short break in Penang, West Malaysia last week. In Gorgetown, there are a lot of beautifully restored buildings from the colonial era, but those will appear in the "This is Malaysia" thread soon.

        There are also some abandoned buildings from that era.
        Here is maybe the most surprising of those, the Runnymede Hotel:





        Unfortunately these pictures were taken at dusk and without being able to get into the compound.

        The rather sad story of this beautiful old hotel can be found here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/23268776@N03/4499758233/

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          Along the beach to the west of old Georgetown are a number of old Villas, some restored and some abandoned, or at least in disrepair.
          The going says that the grand Villas on the beach side of Northam Road were built by the Multi-millioners, while the not so grand Villas on the other side was by simply Millioners.

          Here is one of the former Grand Villas which is now abandoned and partly ruined:


          This beautiful Grand Villa is not entirely abandoned, since there were some activity to be seen and some external lights at night:

          (Previously shown in the "Hotel View" thread)

          This lesser Villa has got company:

          The Owner either refuse to sell, or can't be found.

          This commercial building in downtown Georgetown has seen better vtimes, but I'm not sure if it has been abandoned or is due for restoration:


          The same goes for this seafront property near Church Street Pier:


          Some​ old Godowns at the old port and Swettenham Pier is in need of either a coat of paint, or demolishion:

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            #439/4: I wonder if the Smart headquarter here near my place is aware that they are paying rent for an abandoned place?
            Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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              I just came across this thread, referenced from another one. I'm going to enjoy this! But first, here's a short contribution, as a break from hogging the Lofoten thread: an abandoned croft on Berneray, in the Outer Hebrides, taken on a cycle-camping trip in 2013.







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                You wonder - did the occupant die without any family to take over the croft? Were they living and working there alone for years? Or did they move to the mainland to live with family and no-one wanted to buy the old place? So many questions.....wondering....imagining.
                Ivy

                "To thine own self be true.......
                Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                • nari
                  nari commented
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                  From what I have read over the years, there seems to be quite a few abandoned villages in the Hebrides.
                  Poverty, sickness, kids did not want to continue the rather difficult and isolated life....
                  Rather like the mystery of Hamningberg in Finnmark where the house were abandoned in good shape and still are, apparently.

                • billplumtree
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                  Exactly that, Nari. The younger folk who inherit these places just don't want to live in them, which is entirely understandable: they're often dilapidated to start with, uncomfortable, remote from road access... It's cheaper and more convenient for them to build something new from scratch. A local woman told me that, after the last occupier of a place like this dies, the family simply close the door and leave everything behind just as it is. Understandable but sad.

                This is way too cool not to be shared:

                http://news.yahoo.com/photos/abandon...579-slideshow/ Once a symbol of American retail, many shopping malls have begun to decline and even close in recent years. Randall Park Mall shut its doors in 2009 after being hit hard by the recession. When the mall opened in 1976 in North Randall, Ohio, the town had a population of just 1,500. Though only two floors high, the mall spanned a whopping two-million square feet and employed 5,000 members of staff. These haunting images show the dust-covered remains of what were once thriving shops and even a movie theatre.
                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                  Not really a post in line with the ASSIGNMENT-theme of this thread, but this place, Chernobyl, is definitely a place I would love to visit some day.

                  http://all-that-is-interesting.com/drone-chernobyl#1
                  With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                    I know I told you otherwise, Jan-Olav..., but now, after seeing the video and 36 pictures in your link above; No, I don't want to go to Chernobyl no more.
                    "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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                      Now you see it, now you don't.
                      A Bus Station somewhere in the UK demolished in one great big bang: http://www.vgtv.no/#!/video/109708/s...jonen-i-ruiner

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                      • nari
                        nari commented
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                        That's exactly how it should be done!!
                        In 1997 the original hospital here was due for demolition via implosion........but it exploded and killed a teenager about half a kilometre away. Not good publicity at all.

                      Fred Dibnah was the one who started this enthusiasm in England for demolition-watching. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/p...lton-home.html
                      A Lancashire steeplejack who turned to getting them down instead of putting them up, his TV series in the late '70's was a delight to follow. He was such a character, warm, straight to the point and with a great sense of humour that I think he won everybody's heart. I remember sitting there watching him get those tall, slim factory chimneys down by means of his own unorthodox method of lighting a fire - but a fire in the right place, carefully judged to make the pile of bricks fall exactly where he had planned.
                      It was when he turned to showing us his great interest in old machinery, preferably steam-driven (Thijs, you would have loved it), that my almost childish enjoyment of watching chimneys fall in a cloud of dust deepened to a fascination in the machinery he demonstrated, already an interest long a vague presence in that back-of-my-mind section that likes to know how things work. I would, anyway, probably have enjoyed following straightforward documentaries, but at first it was Fred whom I was following and then I became completely hooked.
                      Seeing that website makes me now feel I'd love to visit his old place. I had not realised it had been made into a Fred museum. I must make plans.
                      Ivy

                      "To thine own self be true.......
                      Thou canst not then be false to any man."

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                        May this abandoned town be inspiration to all of you!

                        http://www.sliptalk.com/abandoned-town/
                        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                          Abandoned village in China: http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/10/wo...nes/index.html

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                            For along time now I've had some kind of dream to do some Urbex photography. Urban Exploration really appeal to me, and I'd love to do more of it, although it often is illegal, the Urbex photographers never say where, and it all seems difficult..., it produces rather cool pictures.

                            What I'm about to show you here is exclusive to you all on Captainsvoyage, because I was asked not to publish on Facebook.
                            A good friend of mine managed to get a key to the long since abandoned Langveien secondary school in the heart of Kristiansund, finally making my dream come to life as we locked ourselves inside the building today.

                            To let you get an idea of where the school is situated, let me just post some of my pictures from last week, when I photographed outside the school.













                            The school was established in 1924 and abandoned when the new school opened in 2005
                            "IF GOD COULD MAKE ANGELS...., WHY IN HELL MAKE MAN?"

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