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    With sturdy shoes, low tide, and unbelievable lack of even the slightest breeze in this exposed spot there was no problem in walking around the lighthouse.

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      I tried taking details from various viewpoints:



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        The sunlight filtering through the room in the tower, far from brightening up the derelict surroundings, seemed to impart an eerily mysterious occupied look, as if someone had just left a light on and opened the window.

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          The spooky atmosphere lingered in the gloomy recesses beneath the concrete platform.

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            It was time to try getting creative, and attempt to convey more of the scarier aspect of this abandoned building. I thought a bit about images I'd seen of pakarang's and, feeling inspired but inadequate, I did something I've never done before – taking a photograph with the premeditated intention of creatively processing it afterwards.

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              Finally I also took an image to convert to black and white later (though I can hardly say that was a "first" as I used to take, develop and print black and white photos back in the 70's).
              I hope I have managed to convey to you something of the sense of unease and strangeness of this place.

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                A nice set, the whole place looks like it have been "blasted out" to the concrete and then just left there.

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                  Brixham, South Devon, at the weekend. I don't know the story of these buildings at the end of the Breakwater, or why they're now used for storage of all sorts of nets, ropes and so on. What I do know is that thousands of troops left the ramps and piers for Omaha Beach during the D-Day landings, perhaps the buildings have something to do with that?





                  Cheers,

                  Mark.

                  www.pologlover.co.uk

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                    Love the continuity here from my previous posts –things at the end of breakwaters!

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                      I spent only a few hours in Brixham a few years ago and, despite the holiday season just beginning to get going, I quickly had a feel for the place as it must once have been. There is a potted "popular" history of it at http://www.brixham.uk.com/Pages/Hist...troduction.htm where I found three sections of interest. Ships in Torbay is followed by two others of which I found Quarrying and Mining very informative.
                      Ivy

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

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                        Singapore may be known more for it's gleaming new buildings, but we also have our share of abandoned buildings here.
                        Here is one of the less well known: http://remembersingapore.wordpress.com/istana-woodneuk/

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                          I was getting quite nostalgic reading all those comments on the website. I was walking along till I found the Dempsey Road sign then struggling up the jungly path till I could get to the house. It looks as if it was once a lovely place.
                          Ivy

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

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                            This is what Istana Woodneauk looked like as late as 1986:


                            If you follow the link at the bottom of the last one you'll find other Istana in Singapore, past and present.

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                              That is charming....
                              Ivy

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

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                                This abandoned house was seen along Alexandra Road in Singapore:


                                Not as grand as Istana Woodneauk, but still a nice looking building. Probably of the early post-war era.

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