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Re: UE thread
« Reply #15 on: March 16, 2008, 02:01:21 AM »
which part?  College Park area?
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #16 on: March 16, 2008, 10:21:13 AM »
No, at Rhode Island Ave.

All the good stuff is gone, thanks to gentrification.  Even those warehouses are tough to break into.  And CSX/the District just sold that huge stretch of nothingness so the bridge rooms and general decay along there will be gone soon. 

If you're into UE and so hot for a road trip, why not go up to Centralia?  It's just about a three hour drive, using interstates, four on backroads.

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #17 on: March 16, 2008, 04:09:27 PM »
noted.  I hadn't realized how close it was. 

she only mentioned this *after* i booked the broadway ave. hotel.
"If it were up to me I would close Guantánamo not tomorrow but this afternoon... Essentially, we have shaken the belief that the world had in America's justice system... and it's causing us far more damage than any good we get from it."

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #18 on: December 20, 2010, 06:11:53 PM »

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #19 on: January 10, 2011, 04:07:07 PM »
Not necessarily urban exploration... Just an interesting story on an abandoned place. The government built city of Ordos in China, constructed for a million people it stands empty:

http://weburbanist.com/2011/01/10/the-empty-city-of-ordos-china-a-modern-ghost-town/


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Re: UE thread
« Reply #20 on: March 07, 2011, 11:42:08 AM »
Scouting New York is usually pretty good for UE stuff... Their most recent post really stands out:

http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=3708

Cliffdale Manor. Almost makes me want to drive up and poke around myself!

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #21 on: March 08, 2011, 10:46:54 PM »
That's awesome!

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #22 on: March 10, 2011, 10:28:19 AM »
Back when the Forest Glen Seminary was a huge, spooky place, I always had this dream of buying it.

Now it's a bunch of horrific condos surrounding little islands of historic buildings that are being sold off piece by piece.  And are surprisingly affordable. Because...they're condemned.

Here's the latest (the old gym):

http://www.silverspringsingular.com/2011/03/another-unique-seminary-house-for-sale.html

And more on the Seminary: http://www.operant.com/Seminary/main_page.html

I did my own tour long ago... Should try and dig up those photos.

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #23 on: April 28, 2011, 12:06:20 PM »
Ten abandoned cities:

http://www.gadling.com/2011/04/27/the-worlds-ten-creepiest-abandoned-cities

Gadling does a poor job explaining some of these, so I'll fill in the gaps!

Pripyat, of course, is well known. But Sanzhi was new to me. Gadling says:

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This area called Sanzhi was originally a vacation resort catering to U.S. servicemen north of Taipei. The architecture could be called UFO futuro chic, and the abandoned resort community had difficulties from the beginning. During construction, many workers perished in car accidents, and other freak accidents were common. The urban legend online search trail places the death count close to twenty. The deaths were attributed to supernatural causes. Some speculated that the resort was built on a Dutch burial ground while others attributed the misfortunes to a dragon statue destroyed during construction. Either way, the ruins never took their first guest, and the stillborn project was abandoned.

More at Wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sanzhi_UFO_houses

There's videos and photo links at that article. My impression is that this is less a "city" and more a group of vacation homes circling a small lake.

Craco sounds awesome!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craco

Kolmanskop:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kolmanskop

Hashima Island:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hashima_Island

Site of Battle Royale II. It's where the first picture on the Gadling article comes from:




Oradour-sur-Glane is more memorial than anything else, and isn't an intentionally abandoned city like the others. So a little unfair sticking it on the list since a visit there is roughly on par with a visit to Auschwitz and so on.

Centralia is well known, as well. And, as they admit, not technically abandoned. Remarkably.

Humberstone -- another bad addition to this list. One of many abandoned mining towns around the world (the town beneath the bridge at New River Gorge should get mentioned if they're going to throw in glorified mining camps). Though Humberstone has a good story to tell since Pinochet converted it into a concentration camp.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Humberstone_and_Santa_Laura_Saltpeter_Works

The same goes for Bodie. Western ghost towns. Yawn.

Kyakol, though, looks pretty fun.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kayak%C3%B6y

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #24 on: June 13, 2011, 10:50:32 AM »
Scouting NY is such a great site... Sanctioned UE!

The latest is the abandoned Pfizer plant:


http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4058

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #25 on: June 27, 2011, 02:24:46 PM »
The abandoned Everglades rocket factory:

http://www.gadling.com/2011/06/27/abandoned-rocket-factory-haunts-the-everglades

There's a cool non-Youtube video at that link.

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #26 on: June 27, 2011, 09:42:05 PM »
This is what youtube (and the like) is good for.

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Re: UE thread
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2011, 08:41:14 AM »
http://www.environmentalgraffiti.com/news-10-creepiest-abandoned-prisons-earth

A brief slideshow of creepy abandoned prisons.

Also -- something new from Scouting NY:

http://www.scoutingny.com/?p=4166

He tools around a showcase mansion. It's well kept up and not very UE, but still kind of cool if you're into old architecture and shit like that.

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Re: UE thread
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Re: UE thread
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