Topic: Fascinating buildings/structures...

That thread on emo pics got me thinking about some of the amazing, intriguing, even haunting man made structures I've come accross on the web..... There's something primal about abandoned and decaying structures (they're often dangerous places too), they're also a stark reminder of how soon man would be forgotten by nature if we all disapeared, in turn, they also look so frighteningly post apocalyptic too...... Some structures are just bizarre and mysterious, here's one.... This place has fascinated me since I discovered it on a site for urban explorers, who have a passion for the weird and derelict....... Upstate new york, on the hudson, built out of vanity by a 19th century arms dealer!... I give you Bannermans Island!!!

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/bannermans-island-1.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/Bannerman_6.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/bannermans-island-2.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/Bannerman_5.jpg

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/bannermans-island-3.jpg

Incredible place, I'd love too see it one day. Londons got some corkers too, buried tube stations, walled in cemeterys, decaying asylums, etc.. So much of this stuff is demolished every year, a lot of good and bad history dissapears.. Anyone else spotted/seen any amazing places, not necessarily derelict or old?

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That place looks scary as fuck.

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Man, I wish my name was Bannerman.

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Troof.

Retention colours are the only true colours.

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I love this site, loads of crazy structures, and some amazing photos of around chernobyl too -

http://www.artificialowl.net/2008/05/vi … hives.html

6 (edited by hellfist 29-07-2009 09:54:11)

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I know I'm being a bit obvious, but so what...

yup

Went there a few years back, amazing. Church built by the king of concrete, Le Corbusier.

aye
Brasilia. The holy grail. Been blown away by Oscar Neimeyer over the last few months.

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7 (edited by Chris Cooter 29-07-2009 10:14:01)

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It is well scary, there's some other photo's of just how unsafe the walls are and there's submerged parts in the river too, bizarre building............. Here's a different kind of man made oddity.... I'd love to see this, the Stalingrad commemorative statue in russia 'The Motherland Calls'... I guess they had to outdo those 'capitalist pigs in the decadent USA and their statue of liberty', the thing is just huge! The landscape is so flat in that area it can be seen for many miles! It's an amazing communist relic!!!!! Also, apparently it's slowly subsiding and WILL collapse, sword first would be very dramatic to say the least..... Also, Russia's top sniper is buried there (the one Enemy at the Gates was based on)...

http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h44/chriskooter/274px-The_Motherland_Calls.jpg

Also I get what can only be described as 'inverted vertigo', I don't think I could stand near the base and look up too long without feeling nausous or lightheaded... Pussy that I am!

Brasilia looks amazing..........

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i'm all about the giant buddha statues

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This is obvious as sod as well but I still love it:

http://www.coined-spain.org/blog/uploaded_images/p_61_La-Sagrada-Familia-barcelon-765232.jpg

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I think this site is amazing:http://www.kiddofspeed.com/

Guys Bike trips through Chernobyl

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chernobyl-revisited/imag18.2.jpg

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Kingmob wrote:

I think this site is amazing:http://www.kiddofspeed.com/

Guys Bike trips through Chernobyl

http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chernobyl-revisited/imag18.2.jpg

that is an amazing website, i just spent the last half an hour looking through all the pictures. pure desolation.

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hashima island
http://www.furibond.com/images/blog/ruins_hashima.jpg
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_023w4hdG0iI/RcDH3WmAjJI/AAAAAAAAAfg/tACktMm4GVI/s400/6.jpg
http://sitayoga.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/hashima-island-abandoned-4.jpg
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1032/1053879094_4d5e3f02b7.jpg?v=0
http://blog.craymer.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/artificial_owl.jpg

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i enjoyed this thread!

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Miss this old bad boy! Became a junkies paradise the more run down it got... its the tricorn in Pompey.

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2507/3768989716_389ae1a81b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3511/3768189067_516230267f.jpg

Ancient Uyghur city of Karakhoja / Gaochang established in the 9th century as a base for Mongolians who moved to the Turpan area from the Orkhon Valley in present day Mongolia after a Kyrgysz invasion. It was a flourishing city in which has been found evidence of Buddhist, Nestorian Christian, and Manicheanist practices and scripts in Chagatai, Uyghur, Sanskrit, and Chinese. It survived the droughts of the Turpan basin but was abandoned in the 13th century under military incursions from the Chinese.

Hegemony consists of "the spontaneous consent given by the great masses of the population to the general direction imposed on social life by the dominant fundamental group" (Antonio Gramsci, 1926).

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http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3541/3768987790_2b4830e288.jpg

Ancient walled city of Yargul / Jiaohe in the Turpan area built on a flat hill top above a natural river moat was established in the second century BC. Its history is murky but appears to be a Turkic city taken by the Chinese armies of the Han dynasty before being abandoned in the middle ages. Again documents in chagatai, uyghur, sanskrit , and chinese have been found here. Fromt the documents it was clearly a legal and administrative centre but what is not so clear is why hundreds of children's skeletons were buried next to the government offices!

Hegemony consists of "the spontaneous consent given by the great masses of the population to the general direction imposed on social life by the dominant fundamental group" (Antonio Gramsci, 1926).

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http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2449/3768992516_8a031be69d.jpg

Ancient walled trading outpost in the Pamir Mountains of the present day Tajik populated county of Tashxkurgan bordering Pakistan. Probably built by Mongolians but we don't really know. It is mentioned by Ptolemy so thats makes it pretty old!

Hegemony consists of "the spontaneous consent given by the great masses of the population to the general direction imposed on social life by the dominant fundamental group" (Antonio Gramsci, 1926).

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We went out to Bangour Village Hospital a couple of months ago. Its pretty amazing.
http://www.bangour.co.uk/

Huge, you can climb into various abandoned buildings, its creepy as fuck.

http://www.pixor.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/img_0104_5_6_tonemapped-900-high.jpg

Can't hot link these ones:

http://www.sonorg.co.uk/main.php?g2_vie … alNumber=2

http://www.sonorg.co.uk/main.php?g2_itemId=1502

It was VERY silent hill.

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If we're doing abandoned hospitals:

Cane Hill Asylum:

http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/photos_urbex/44.jpg
http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/photos_urbex/94.jpg

High Royds Asylum
http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/photos_urbex/155.jpg

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St Peter's Seminary, just outside Glasgow, is pretty interesting although hardly an example of 'nice' architecture. The same can be said for most Gillespie, Kidd and Coia buildings.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/GK%26C_St_Peter%27s_chapel.jpg/800px-GK%26C_St_Peter%27s_chapel.jpg

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windofpain wrote:

High Royds Asylum
http://www.sacredheart.co.uk/photos_urbex/155.jpg

one of my closest friends was put in there by her crazy mother when we were about 15 and she always said it was freaky and awful.  don't think it really helped.  might still have a batshit mental letter she wrote me from there somewhere.

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hellfist wrote:

yup

Le Corbusier is god!
yup

Never gets old:
yup

The crucifix just makes it:
yup

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mikeplanes wrote:

one of my closest friends was put in there by her crazy mother when we were about 15 and she always said it was freaky and awful.  don't think it really helped.  might still have a batshit mental letter she wrote me from there somewhere.

The weirdest thing about all those abandoned asylums is the sheer amount of paperwork that's left behind. Literally rows of filing cabinets full of patient records, personal letters scattered all over the place, etc. We read a few of them and it's pretty harsh stuff.

Be polite
In the pyramid you hate

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Kierkegaard wrote:

St Peter's Seminary, just outside Glasgow, is pretty interesting although hardly an example of 'nice' architecture. The same can be said for most Gillespie, Kidd and Coia buildings.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/c2/GK%26C_St_Peter%27s_chapel.jpg/800px-GK%26C_St_Peter%27s_chapel.jpg

WHY DID PEOPLE NOT TELL ME THIS WAS JUST OUT FUCKING SIDE GLASGOW?!

In terms of places I've seen personally and have quick links to pictures.

Clapham Granada Cinema.

http://www.mattwpbs.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=4499

NGTE Pyestock (for the industrial scale of the place - outside and inside the same building).

http://www.mattwpbs.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=9527

http://www.mattwpbs.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_view=core.DownloadItem&g2_itemId=9227