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Feral Houses [08 Feb 2013|02:25pm]

Just saw this collection of photos of what the blogger calls "feral houses" in Detroit.  Sadly, many of these houses are now gone (the photos were taken between 2006 and 2009).

Two examples:

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Slumpy [19 Sep 2013|12:15am]


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More info: Here.
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Le Vieux Noyers - abandoned village in Provence [08 Jul 2013|12:19pm]

In the mountains close to Sisteron, a village used to stand upon a hill, curled around its medieval castle.
During the 19th century, little by little, people went down to the valley where a smaller village - Noyers-le-Bas - offered more water, and better shelter from the wind and the sun.
Noyers-le-Bas became Noyers-sur-Jabron, and the ancient village, its spring went dry, was completely abandoned after WWI.

...well, maybe not so completely, as we will see.
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Western Ghana [10 Oct 2012|08:53am]

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Collioure, France [26 Sep 2012|12:16am]

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Диагональ светов. [19 Sep 2012|11:38pm]

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Ruins of Fortifications on Corregidor Island, Philippines [16 Sep 2012|12:00pm]

Took a short trip to the Philippines almost a year ago and entirely forgot to post about it!

While there we took a day trip out to the WWII ruins on the heavily fortified island of Corregidor at the entrance to Manila bay, off the Bataan peninsula.

For those unfamiliar, Corregidor was the headquarters of the Allied resistance under Gen. Douglas MacArthur against the Japanese invasion of the Philippines. The Japanese laid siege to and eventually captured the island on May 6, 1942, but not before MacArthur had evacuated and famously stated "I came out of Bataan and I shall return".

The island was then later RETAKEN by allied forces on 26 Feb 1945, following another long and bloody battle. After the battle, the island was pretty much left in ruin "as is" and eventually turned into a historical monument.


Many bandwidth intensive photographs are located behind the cut, please enjoy!

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Pearl, Texas [01 Sep 2012|11:29am]

This is what is left of the house my great-great grandparents lived in. They died in the 1960s, but my grandfather used it as kind of a vacation home until he died. My family and I detoured from our road trip to Austin to see it. It has only been abandoned since about 1995, but there are so many trees growning through it now that you can barely tell it used to be a house. Sad really.

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Haunted Mansion. [29 Aug 2012|12:24am]

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Tinian Island: Bunkers, Bombs and Birds! [15 Aug 2012|07:30am]

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Some of you might remember my previous posts from the island of Saipan earlier this year. They can be found here and here.

We recently took a trip back to Saipan and then on to the nearby island of Tinian from which the US operated the busiest airfield of WWII and launched the atomic attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki Japan. Due to a much smaller population, fewer visitors and a still continuing military utilization, Tinian is even less rebuilt than Saipan. Below are a few sample thumbnails, and behind the cut are many, many more photographs. Due to a change in the way photobucket handles thumbnails, the images behind the cut are larger sized (though your browser should scale them) and may be bandwidth intensive. I’ve also embedded a Youtube video of the flight and exploration of one of the WWII Communications Complexes.


Edit: Apologies, but this forum doesn't seem to want to auto-resize the images for the browser and I'm not sure how to make it do that. >.>

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