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      You may not understand what I have shown you….but perhaps later on, in the other threads, it will become clear just how honoured I feel to have visited Kraulshavn.

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        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
        Art on abandoned buildings and properties in Lofoten:

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

        What do you think about it?
        On one hand, interesting. Not that it fits well on the wooden buildings, but that prisoner on the white wall is a nice piece of work.
        On the other hand: I don't like it at all. It destroys my personal need for old abandoned houses, namely the need for them as interesting objects to aim my camera at....
        (But this might only be something local, so that will not be a problem).

        And Cecilia: Thank you so very much for showing us your images from the burned out church. Awesome!!!! It must be a heartbreaking loss for the people there, but in all its devastating appearance, it gives the right person hundreds of great picture motifs.
        Last edited by Sterkoder; March 13th, 2011, 14:22.
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          Astonishing images Lady C... thank you so much!

          Obviously, there was a fire at some point... but, look at that .. piano (?)... it seems so much less damaged than the surrounding areas of the church. Almost a little peculiar, but still sad and interesting at the same time.
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            Abandoned bunker in Trondheim:



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              I love the exhaust sticking from what appears to be rock. The concrete is so old it looks almost natural.

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                Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
                I love the exhaust sticking from what appears to be rock. The concrete is so old it looks almost natural.
                Thank you Dane... I have no idea how old this bunker is, but I would suspect it's from the war (WW2). There is a deep hall going inwards into the mountain there, but it was awfully dark and smelly, so I didn't dare continuing into the darkness. "Don't go into the darkness.... turn around, and head for the light!..."
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                  The Fairmile Inn, Edinburgh

                  I’ve been meaning to take some photographs of this abandoned building for a while, and eventually got round to doing so!



                  The Hillburn Roadhouse, later renamed the Fairmile Inn, dates from 1938, and has some elements of the 1930’s architecture typical of fashionable roadhouses of the pre-war years. These were located on the outskirts of cities and originally intended to be somewhere to drive out to.

                  In more recent decades it was a pub, restaurant and function room, and for a while was the venue for a traditional jazz club.

                  In the 1980’s the city by pass was constructed immediately behind the building, perhaps making its location less appealing. In 2003, plans to demolish it and build a block of flats on the site was turned down as being “inappropriate” and “not contributing to the character of the area”. It was finally closed and boarded up in 2007.

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                        WOW!!!
                        Great, Cecilia!!! When I look at the building and signs, I get a "Poirot-feeling".
                        The architecture remind me of a building we had here in Kristiansund once..., the 'Rundhuset' (Round House) containing a bar, restaurant and dancefloor.
                        The 'Rundhuset' here in my city is demolished a long time ago, giving way to the new technical and navigation school.

                        Here you can see the 'Rundhuset' (which also have a Facebook group) east of the old navigation school


                        There you see, taking pictures of old buildings also bring back old and good memories
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                          What a fascinating post Sterkoder.
                          Tell me, had the Rundhuset bar restaurant become unused and empty for a while before it was demolished and the site used for the new navigation school?
                          This style of architecture with its white walls, metal window frames and areas of flat roofing tends to need a lot of care and upkeep, and it is not surprising that many empty buildings soon reached the state of demolition rather than restoration being the preferred option.

                          But there is a notable example of a roadhouse in marvellous Art Deco style on the west side of Edinburgh which has been restored and is now a casino; I will take a photo when next out in that direction (actually I passed it last Thursday but never thought of taking a “restored” photo to contrast with the “abandoned” one.
                          EDIT:- photos now posted in the Building architectural thread.

                          This train of thought has also led me to remember some photos I took in Oslo in 2007 (just before embarking on Fram’s maiden voyage) of the Ekeberg Restaurant which dates from around 1929/30. I believe it was in a state of decay by the late 90’s before being restored and reopened.
                          Last edited by Seagull; April 14th, 2011, 12:12.

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                            what a nice building Cecilia,pitty that it is abandoned.
                            i would say lift it up and transport it to a nice place near the coast.
                            people love to go to the sea,and take a refresment in a restaurant or snackbar.

                            now it is counting the days before they dismolished it
                            best regards Thijs

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                              Tell me, had the Rundhuset bar restaurant become unused and empty for a while before it was demolished and the site used for the new navigation school?
                              You are quite correct, Cecilia.
                              Before, in the old times up to about early 70's it was used every day by local bands, youth clubs and others.
                              In the week-ends there were parties with live music and in the 50's and 60's there were also dance outdoor with live music throughout the summertime.
                              In the picture I posted you can also see some white houses/sheds in a horseshoe formation between the 'Rundhuset' and the navigation school to the right.
                              These sheds and the space in front were used as lottery booths and housing for small summertime tivolies and such.
                              Then people got other places to go, the young people got other patterns in life, the youth clubs were put down and so on, and so on.
                              The house and the need for it simply died a natural death..., so to speak.
                              'Rundhuset' just stood there unused and unattended a few years before they documented it and tore it down....
                              Last edited by Sterkoder; April 9th, 2011, 18:16.
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                                Thank you Lady C for that last building which you showed us!

                                The building reminds me of a light 'art deco' style... would I be correct?

                                When I drove to Molde last week to attend the SafetyConference, I saw a very high number of abandoned buildings along the roads.... had I had much more time, I would have tried photographing them all. A project for later maybe?
                                With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

                                Administrator and Owner of CaptainsVoyage.
                                Main page: http://www.captainsvoyage.com

                                Surround yourself with positive, ethical people who are committed to excellence.

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