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Горки. Бывшая земская школа [22 Mar 2015|02:04pm]


Здание дореволюционной земской школы в селе Горки  (Воронежская область), ныне заброшено.

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Notre-Dame de Beauport Abbey - Paimpol, France [10 Dec 2014|08:28pm]

Founded in 1202, Notre-Dame de Beauport used to be one of the most powerful abbeys of Britanny, but time took its toll. Plundered during the Revolution and 19th century, Beauport was one of the buildings saved by Prosper Mérimée and classified as "historical monument".
Not all the buildings are, properly speaking, ruins, but those of the abbey church and dining hall, overlooking the park and sea, make the place deliciously romantic.

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Таврово. Старый жилой дом 19 века [02 Dec 2014|08:59am]


Когда-то город Тавров был хорошо известен в России и даже соперничал с Воронежем за главенство в регионе: здесь строились военные корабли. Устроить Тавровскую крепость и новую корабельную верфь для строительства кораблей Азовского флота распорядился Петр I: из-за обмеления и заносов песком реки Воронеж затруднилось кораблестроение на Воронежской верфи. Крепость в Таврове, дерево-земляную, с тремя бастионамии,  - заложили, верфь построили. Из Воронежа перевезли сюда дом Петра, "магазейные амбары и другие дворовые строения". Позднее Пётр I также учредил в новом городе казённую суконную фабрику, которая заработала в 1721 г.

Тавров по тем временам стал довольно крупным городом, несмотря на то, что Петр вскоре принял решение строить средние корабли на реке Осередь (впоследствии город Павловск). При строительстве тавровской верфи не учли мелководье Дона, что затрудняло провод построенных судов.
Всего на Тавровской верфи в 1707—1725 гг. было построено 101 судно, включая 17 линейных кораблей.
К 1779 году корабельностроительные работы в Таврове были прекращены, Тавров утратил ранг города и стал называться селом Таврово. К тому же, в 1744 году город очень сильно пострадал от пожара - сгорели все деревянные крепостные сооружения и многие постройки (около 500 домов). Современное Таврово входит в состав одного из микрорайнов Воронежа, можно сказать - ближний пригород.
О корабельном прошлом бывшего  города напоминает немногое: остатки крепостных бастионов, один из доков верфи, названия улиц: Якорная, Доковая, Корабельная... От исторической застройки 19 века осталось несколько кирпичных жилых строений.
На заглавной фотографии - жилой дом с магазином (ул. Корабельная,6), ныне заброшен.

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О здании бывшей приходской школы [31 Jul 2014|06:46am]

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Abandoned tide mill - Logonna-Daoulas (Britanny, France) [21 Jul 2014|05:28pm]

A tide mill existed here since the early 16th century, but the actual building was erected in 1852 - 1853. Sold in 1885, it alternately became a reception centre for refugiees, a German military hospital, a (French) military school for officers, a danse hall and eventually a restaurant, before it was abandoned in 2002.
I would have loved to enter the place, but there was too many people around to try to get over the railings.

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IZBISCHE. SCHOOL [21 Jul 2014|12:57pm]


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Saint-Paul Roux manor - Camaret-sur-Mer (Britanny, France) [05 Jul 2014|09:03pm]

A few broken towers overlooking the ocean, between a white sand beach and a stone row. A few broken walls on the moor, half covered by ivy. These are the only remains of the manor of Coecilian, built in early 20th century by a french symbolist poet, now forgotten, Saint-Paul Roux.

The first name of the place was "manoir du Boultus", but Saint-Paul Roux renamed the place after his son's name, killed at war in 1914. One war later, a night of june 1940, a german soldier invaded the manor, raped the family's governess, injured the poet's daughter, Divine. Saint-Paul Roux himself escaped death in the incident, but while he was in town, watching over his daughter, the manor was plundered and burnt, with all the writer's manuscripts. Saint-Paul Roux never recovered from that, and died soon after, at the hospital of Brest.
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Nizhnedevitsk. Higher primary school [03 Jul 2014|11:23pm]


There are Nizhnedevitsky (Voronezh region) complex of ancient buildings - pre-revolutionary buildings higher Primary School: Academic Building, home inspector, workshops. Two-storey academic building with classical details, built in the early 20th century, in the modern era, stands out among the predominant one-storey private building and remembered appearance.
In neighboring Lipetsk region in Zadonsk, caught the eye of a similar structure. When comparing the images turned out that the same project, and was also built to higher primary school. And Valuyki (Belgorod region): the same project and also a former higher initial ...
In Valuyki school building is considered the architect A. Kunicha - county technician Valuyskaya rural council, who built many of the beautiful and of a good for the city and county. Probably the school project was borrowed zemstvoes neighboring Voronezh province or Kunichevu was made some centralized order. Find any information about this failed, except for the date of construction - three buildings in different cities were built in the same time - 1912-14. Perhaps the structure of this project were built and some other neighboring counties.
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Abandoned Places - Decatur Wanderings, Part 2 [20 Jun 2014|05:41pm]

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Out of the images pulled from the old drive, I also have photos from a second site we visited on that cold February afternoon - a former filling station. It wasn't much. The neighborhood was sketchy which probably contributed to the demise of this former Raceway gas station (petrol station). With the cold, the locals didn't choose to come see what I was doing, so a few photos were had.

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Fabritskaya. Abandoned House of Culture [19 Jun 2014|01:27am]


Фабрицкое - село в Репьевском районе Воронежской области. Здание дома культуры, что когда-то построено здесь, давно заброшено. На фронтоне все еще красуется герб Советского Союза, а на сцене - лозунг "Наша цель - коммунизм"...

Fabritskaya-Repyevskyvillage in thedistrict of Voronezh region.House of Culture, whichoncebuiltherelong agoabandoned.The pedimentis stillemblazonedcoat of armsof the SovietUnion, andon the stage -the slogan"Our goal-communism"...

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Abandoned Places - Decatur Wanderings [09 Jun 2014|11:37pm]

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While recovering data and photos from a dead external drive I found a few sets needing to be re-edited and uploaded.

Winter 2011 - Decatur, AL

Driving the back roads between Huntsville and Florence, my wife and I saw this 1950's era farm house. Despite the storms and tornadoes that frequent the region, this little brick house seemed to have been much loved. It sat forlorn on the side of a busy highway in the February chill. Road improvements cut off the driveway and raised the roadbed nearly 2 feet (.6 meters), so I had to park my vehicle a little ways from it and walk in.

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