With temperatures dipping into the thirties where I live, I thought it would be nice to virtually visit a desert oasis from days gone by. This is a much happier place than last week’s post. It starts out that way, anyhow.
Got my good lighting back. Let’s gooo!
To kick off my exploration of abandoned places people have photographed and posted under the Creative Commons and public domain, here are all my old videos from 2015.
I have a whole new list of fascinating places with stories of their own. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Keep checking back for more!
We all know what happened when the levee broke. Here is Six Flags, NOLA, six years after Katrina (pictures taken November 25, 2012 by Erik Jorgensen on Flickr).
Location of the worst American ballistics accident in West Germany during the Cold War.
The communist party in the U.S.S.R wanted to keep its youth from activities which threatened its New Economis Policy (NEP). Such activities as smoking, drinking, and religion were labeled “hooliganism.” The communist party strove to eliminate all forms of bourgeois behavior from their members. These clubs, or Palaces of Culture as they were called, were supposed to keep their youth in line. They had theaters where kids could perform the arts, cinemas, dance, and more.
Over the years, areas of the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, train station (PRR) have deteriorated, do to so much wood having been used in its construction. Several sways have fallen, and public areas have had to be abandoned while awaiting grants for repairs. These are pictures from a 1968 survey.
Vandendberg Air Force Base closed down parts of its northern section at the end of the Cold War.
Villa Epecuén in Buenos Aires was once a thriving tourist destination, when people traveled from all over to experience the salty Lago Epecuén, which was known for its relaxing, healing properties. But the lake flooded the village in 1985, and didn’t begin to recede until 2010. Wow, a city more than 25 years under water!
Still in use today for folks broadcasting a radio station, these surreal forts were an amazing and integral part of England’s defense during WW2. Much work is being put into restoring them to their original beauty. See more at http://project-redsand.com
This train station in the Spanish Pyrenees opened in 1928, but was abandoned in 1970 when a train derailment destroyed a nearby French bridge. During WWII, Jews escaped Nazi-occupied France into Spain, on a train which took them underneath the great mountains. Today it is the site of an underground laboratory where scientists are researching dark matter.
This post-apocalytic-looking building was once an apartment complex for Russian fishermen on the Kamchatka peninsula. It fell to ruins after the establishment of a communist government. Source: englishrussia.com