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    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
    ....The building reminds me of a light 'art deco' style... would I be correct? ....
    Yes that is correct, but as you say light touches in this case –just wait until I have got across town to photograph the other roadhouse I mentioned that has been restored – it is a much grander example of the Art Deco style.
    EDIT:- I went out specially yesterday and a couple of photos have now been posted in the Building architectural thread.
    Last edited by Seagull; April 14th, 2011, 12:16.

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      The old stables of Comiston House, Edinburgh.

      Last week when the weather had become a little more spring-like I went a walk along a path which, although in a suburban area of Edinburgh, seems quite rural in places. It continues along a route that has associations with the writer Robert Louis Stevenson, where (astonishingly considering all the years I’ve lived here) I had never been before!

      I came to a junction with another path disappearing into some trees to the left, and, intrigued by the remains of a gate, turned off my intended route.

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        I was rewarded with an “abandoned property” for this thread!





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          I’ve now found out a little of the history of the building I came across. It was a stable block belonging to Comiston House which dates from 1815.
          The land between it and the house is now a modern housing development, with the house itself having been converted into apartments after being a hotel for some years.
          In later times the stables were used as used as club premises for the Fairmilehead Home Guard who for a while after WWII had continued to meet as a social and snooker club. As membership diminished, the club premises were reported as having been up for sale, but today remain apparently abandoned and bricked up. They are likely to remain that way as the nearby new housing has left the old stables without a route for vehicular access.

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            The tower at the corner of the courtyard, part of a previous castle, dates from 16th-17th century, and was once part of Old Comiston House (largely demolished when the present Comiston House was built) and used as a dovecote.



            The gate I first saw that led me here was the back gate of Comiston House. It is mentioned by Robert Louis Stevenson in connection with a sighting of a ghost of “a lady in white”! I hope that is spooky enough for you!

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              Fascinating! Very fascinating. Thank you so much for the new images Lady C!

              I love this thread so much and I wish I could also contribute so much more, but some of these buildings are hard to find.

              I know of one at Lade, but a very scary looking fence around it screams at me to stay away (and get closer).... maybe during easter when there is not so many people around?
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                Abandoned building (?) at Aure?

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                  An abandoned and closed off building at Lade... oh, if I only could dare to venture inside the barricades:

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                    Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                    ....oh, if I only could dare to venture inside the barricades:
                    Well it looks like somebody did and left their marks….but perhaps that was before the barricade was erected…and it seems to be a serious-looking barricade….
                    Ohhhhhhh….I want to go there.

                    Any idea what the building was?

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                      Originally posted by Seagull View Post
                      Well it looks like somebody did and left their marks….but perhaps that was before the barricade was erected…and it seems to be a serious-looking barricade….
                      Ohhhhhhh….I want to go there.

                      Any idea what the building was?
                      Actually, I'm not entirely sure what it used to house.... It's just a stone's throw away from City Lade Mall, and I suspect some kind of shop....
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                        Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                        Originally posted by pakarang View Post
                        Just in case someone is curisous about its location:

                        From page 13 of this thread, you can see an earlier image of this house. It seems like they now are in the process of tearing this building down completely, so I'm glad I passed by to capture it before it is gone:

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                          Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                          The garbage containers outside is to me a clear indication that this place is going to be cleaned up:



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                            Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                            In the forest next to this building in the previous post, there is an abandoned old bus:





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                              Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                              Imagine, this bus was also once upon a time brand new:





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                                Re: Photo Assignment: Abandoned and dilipated houses and properties

                                I do not think this bus will ever make it back on the road again: interesting to note the wooden frame used inside the side of the bus:



                                But as you can also see, the engine is still there:



                                Some details:

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