100 Abandoned Houses.
A photo essay from Detroit-based photographer Kevin Bauman.
Abandoned Amusement Parks in Asia - 1
"So I found out yesterday that the soundstage for "The Wire" still existed. I wasted no time in visiting it and was there almost less than 24 hours
[sic]. It's one of my favorite TV shows ever and I had to see this before everyone ruined it. The building is also scheduled for demolition and they are going to build a super market on it."
NOTE: LINK CONTAINS SPOILERS [more inside]
of Moscow Metro construction
. Also of a half-abandoned river port
, a cool bridge
being put together
, and an old underground
nuclear submarine base
. But mostly of the Metro, behind the scenes. (Don't ask me how he gets access.) [more inside]
Dead Road - Museum of Communism in the Open
. "It was one of the most ambitious projects of the Stalin era, known as the 'railway of bones'
. At least 10 people a day died during the four years of its construction [actually 1947-1953], but unlike most of Uncle Joe's grand designs it was never completed and now sits unfinished in the tundra, an icy road to nowhere." The transpolar railway
was built by labour camps^
501 and 503 and construction was stopped after the amnesty following Stalin's death in 1953; 800km, about half, was built. Some sections are currently in operation, but much is abandoned: depot and locomotives in Dolgoe
, Dolgoe itself
, labour camps
, more spectacular decay
. (Previously: Norilsk
, which was supposed to see an extension of the line.)
Jim documented his recent trip to Louisiana, including a number of photos of places abandoned after Katrina.
Some worth checking: Amoco
, post office
, middle school
and some rebirth
Via, Live Journal's abandoned places community