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    Originally posted by ehp View Post
    Abandoned??? Did you say "abandoned"? I know a nice, sweet, Southern girl who ADORES tin roofs who would GLADLY take that abandoned home...
    Even with no water, no electricity...? Or a nearby WallMart or a nearby Starbucks...
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      Originally posted by ombugge View Post
      Here is an "abandoned" hotel in Singapore. (Formerly ANA Hotel).

      I have no idea why it hasn't been demolished and replaced with something new as this is in prime area. It has not operated for at least 5 years.
      Property right is probably not abandoned, but may be disputed.
      WAOW.... that is really odd, almost eerie... such a large hotel completely abandoned and not in use, it sounds strange... but off course, property rights could knock any business out of the court...

      Wonder how it's like walking around inside?
      With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
        Even with no water, no electricity...? Or a nearby WallMart or a nearby Starbucks...
        Electricity can be provided with a generator...and thereby allowing an internet connection via satellite, whereby I can order Starbucks and have it delivered to the local post office (as I now know how to post things using the Norwegian mail system...) I haven't been inside a Walmart for 3 weeks and really wouldn't shop there if I had an alternative here....Water would be problematic, but I'm sure I could survive off of bottled water until I could have a well dug, couldn't I? And eventually, a septic system.... these are minor problems.....

        I see a beautiful deck running the entire length of the house...a medium-sized kitchen garden like a Frenchpotager with flowers and veggies... a small winding path down to the shore lined with roses........peace, quiet.......delicious!

        Knowing my luck, this house is just at the end of the Trondheim airport.......

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          Abandoned house in Nördlingen, part of the railroad maintenance center, but not in use anymore:



          Abandoned city house in Nördlingen, just beside the town wall:




          The reason why this house is abandoned: rotten wood, not to preserve anymore. It must be new builded (in the old way), and this is costy...

          Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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            Well, it's definitely NOT abandoned...but the garden looks that way.

            We had alot of heat and rain while we were away for three weeks in July.

            I took the dog out for a walk this morning and realized that my garden has begun to resemble Angor Wat....





            This wisteria practically grows in front of your eyes....






            You have to duck to get through the patio gate...


            Even working on one little patch for 20 minutes doesn't help much..


            But I have learned that wisteria makes a good beginning for a Christmas wreath..

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              ...imagine, you will not be there for one or two years...

              Will you recognize your house? Nature is so quick covering all...
              Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                You might want to hire a gardener to take care of things before you leave for your around the world cruise.

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                  Abandoned house in Ellwangen. Must be something planned with, has a new roof and is closed safely, so it is just sleeping and dreaming of new years in use...

                  Lofoten '07 ...... Nordnorge '11

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                    Closely related to abandonment, this is a 9-episode feature from National Geographic which explains what would happen if we, the humans, suddenly all disappeared at the exact same time all across the world.

                    Interesting to see what remains after x number of years and how quickly the natrue reclaims itself on earth cleverly erasing all visible traces of us, the humans.

                    Guess what, according to this series, will remain as visible traces of humans a 1000 years after our simultaneous disappearance from earth? You might need to see all 9 episodes to get to the answer... .

                    Episode 1 of 9:

                    National Geographic- Aftermath: Population Zero Part 1:

                    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                      Where I live, our buildings are relatively "new". We don't have too many buildings over 145 years old, thanks to northern general William T. Sherman and his infamous "March to the Sea." (a nasty little man, and no gentleman, but we won't go down that road right now...) Everything in a 50-miles wide, 200-mile long swath that which was not used to house Yankee soldiers was razed in his "scorched earth" policy....

                      But the houses we do have are usually made of wood, with foundations of Georgia red clay brick...and if not kept up, will quickly be attacked by humidity, heat and termites.......



                      A barn/shed in the middle of a pecan grove...






                      I don't know if this was a house or a shop...






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                        I've no idea when this was abandoned, but it was recently


                        An old store


                        This barn is still in use, but LOOKS abandoned


                        There are always houses like this abandoned in the middle of fields. They were usually lived in by sharecroppers, who worked the land surrounding them


                        And when those houses catch fire, this is all that remains


                        An old fuel pump and shed


                        Although this roof looks serviceable, the house is falling down under it




                        People get so excited about football around here


                        (by way of explanation, Route 15--which runs in front of my house- is one of the coastal hurrican evacuation routes. "Richt" is Mark Richt, the head football coach at the University of Georgia. Last year, Georgia was predicted to be one of the top teams in the country, possibly headed to Miami to play in the Orange Bowl on January 8, 2009. Georgia ended the season ranked 13, having a 10-3 record. )
                        Last edited by ehp; August 24th, 2009, 21:22.

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                          I think a couple of your town buildings are haunted.

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                            These are actually south of Tennille, on Rt. 15 between here and Wrightsville (home of Herschel Walker, Heisman trophy winner (famous football player for all you non-American football types)...not in Tenille or Sandersville....

                            I don't know about haunted (wouldn't surprise me) but I'm SURE there are some critters among the floorboards..........

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                              ... and you said Tenille was in the middle of nowhere???

                              Look at those interesting old abandoned buildings... some pretty wonderful architecture and motifs you got there, right at your doorstep...

                              Thank you so much for getting them into this thread E !
                              With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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                                Must not forget this incredibly fascinating post, so therefore, here are some new recent images of abandoned buildings: starting with some abandoned farms:







                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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