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    Although it is sad to see it in such a condition, how lovely to see the fish-scale slate roof on that little old building. It is like the one I posted in my Looking Closer thread and which I admire each time I pass. I once watched a craftsman replacing some of those slates and the care with which he worked was a joy to see. The slates are not completely round, Asimut, they have one straight end, while each side is straight for much of its length until the rounding begins for the other end. At least, that is how they are shaped in England. As you will know, slate is not easy to work on curves, so it is something to be much appreciated when seen.
    I think ehp's knob and tube contraption may be remnants of the old telegraph system, the white knob being the porcelain insulator.
    Going back to the grass covered roof, surely this was often used in Scandinavian countries? Minus the trees, of course. See the following, from Troldhaugen (Edvard Grieg's place):

    Last edited by wherrygirl; July 12th, 2010, 12:12.
    Ivy

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      Ivy-- I bet you are right!!!!! You are so clever!

      Shades of "Lark Rise to Candleford"--can't you just see the Postmistress receiving telegrams in that building???

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        Originally posted by ehp View Post
        Ivy-- I bet you are right!!!!! You are so clever!

        Shades of "Lark Rise to Candleford"--can't you just see the Postmistress receiving telegrams in that building???
        Absolutely. BTW I just couldn't stand that earnest little do-gooder with such a sweet winning little smile! Yuk!
        Ivy

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          Abandoned houses in Lumut, Perak, Malaysia

          These abandoned houses were seen near the beach in Lumut a few days ago.

          A row of "Town Houses":




          A small house of unknown identity:


          An abandoned Office Building in Lumut:

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            Really interesting images ombugge!

            I always get so exited on seeing abandoned things: the historical part of my brain yarns for history: what things were like before.
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              An abandoned building... only the wall remains, I think it might have been a "fjøs" (barn) once upon a time: Være, outside Trondehim:

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                An old abandoned house at Tronjordet on island Kvaløya that has stood empty for many years.

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                  That is one beautiful shot...

                  For some really odd reason, I find abandoned buildings so extremely fascinating and interesting... I can not explain why, but they are truly full of details.

                  Therefore, please do not forget this (or any of the other abandoned-thread for ships and for cars we have elsewhere on the forum) thread.

                  I just saw a program on History Channel HD which showed us how life on earth would be x- and xx- and onwards, years after a sudden disappearance of humans from the earth. Absolutely fascinating! Love to see and study more.

                  I'm currently trying to figure out some building in my area which I could go an photograph, but they are hard to come by and come close to.
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                    Greenland #3 – Dundas Village, Thule, Greenland
                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    ....For some really odd reason, I find abandoned buildings so extremely fascinating and interesting... I can not explain why, but they are truly full of details.
                    Therefore, please do not forget this (or any of the other abandoned-thread ....
                    I couldn’t possibly forget this thread, not only for the compelling fascination the subject matter has for me too, but because it has become one of the quintessential CVF “things” – that evocative phrase Abandoned houses and properties (yes, I know dilapidated is also now included!) has a kind of compelling resonance.

                    So it’s surprising that it’s been a while since I posted here…but I am about to make up for that – with not just a single property, but an abandoned village!

                    Rather than seeming to take over with too many photos of one place, I’ll merely post a panorama photo as a “teaser” here.



                    I’ll return to add a link to the Arctic thread when I have begun to post more images of Dundas in Greenland – also known as Thule.

                    Added Edit: The photos of Thule which include the abandoned village of Dundas are now posted and start here.
                    Last edited by Seagull; March 3rd, 2011, 19:30. Reason: added cross reference to Arctic thread

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                      A whole village abandoned... what a treat!

                      Though, it doesn't appear abandoned...

                      I have to admit that it is really hard to find abandoned buildings around my area. I know of only three near me right now. But sometimes, I find it difficult to get close to them, not knowing if someone still owns them and if I'm trespassing.
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                        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                        Abandoned farm at Vikhamar just north of Trondheim, taken recently:

                        Just in case someone is curisous about its location:

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                          Another Abandoned house by the Trondheimsfjord:



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                            Abandoned house at Mostadmark Ironworks:



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                              Art on abandoned buildings and properties in Lofoten:

                              http://www.nrk.no/nyheter/distrikt/nordland/1.7297461

                              What do you think about it?
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                                This would be a building I would love to explore and photograph: Lier Mental Hospital:

                                http://linselyst.wordpress.com/2009/...el-opplevelse/

                                Incredibly spooky, so only a day time visit for me, and with someone who I know will NOT try to scare me....
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