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Ghost Towns

  • 26-10-2013 1:32pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 4,565 ✭✭✭ losthorizon


    Interesting Set of Pictures. The Town in France Ive read about before - the Nazis shot all the inhabitants and torched the place I think. The French have left it like that as a reminder of the sheer madness of the nazi regime. I think the town in Namibia was a mining town and of course the Great Blasket Islands were evacuated (wrongly?). Most of these places can be visited.

    http://www.themysteryworld.com/2013/10/ghost-towns-around-world-85-pics.html


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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,303 ✭✭✭ mrDerek


    there should be some backstory to all these pics


  • Moderators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 14,503 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Darkglasses




  • Registered Users Posts: 4,565 ✭✭✭ losthorizon



    Its a pity they were demolished - it would have been a great tourist attraction. Crazy looking place.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,795 ✭✭✭ Red Kev


    There's also Hashima Island off Japan, a former coal mine and was an inspiration for a scene in Skyfall.

    Battle-Ship_Island_Nagasaki_Japan.jpg

    hashima-12.jpg

    hashima-gunkanjima-gakuranman7.jpg

    25.jpg


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  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,328 Mod ✭✭✭✭ byhookorbycrook


    Interesting to see the Great Basket on the list ,no mention of the village in Achill or Ballinskelligs though.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭ M5


    277783.jpg

    There are several in the West, this one is in Achill (complete with ghostly lighting :) )


  • Moderators, Education Moderators, Regional South East Moderators Posts: 12,328 Mod ✭✭✭✭ byhookorbycrook


    M5 wrote: »
    277783.jpg

    There are several in the West, this one is in Achill
    Can't see them on the page above. Nice shot there btw.


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭ M5


    Can't see them on the page above. Nice shot there btw.

    My m8 owns a few acres in kildare, near Moyvalley, there is one there too. Its not standing any more. The famine left loads of them behind


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,241 ✭✭✭✭ M5


    Came across this blog a while ago. It covers many of the sites listed above and goes into the history of the towns. Some really creepy stuff. Well worth a read and a follow

    http://sometimes-interesting.com/


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,565 ✭✭✭ losthorizon


    M5 wrote: »
    Came across this blog a while ago. It covers many of the sites listed above and goes into the history of the towns. Some really creepy stuff. Well worth a read and a follow

    http://sometimes-interesting.com/

    Thanks, just my kind of site!


  • Registered Users Posts: 34,788 ✭✭✭✭ krudler


    Pripryat is fascinating, would love to go there.

    Centralia too, it's one of the inspirations for Silent Hill, a town built over a coal mine that caught fire in 1962 and is still burning:



    Google Streetview it, creepy stuff


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,235 ✭✭✭ returnNull


    krudler wrote: »
    Pripryat is fascinating, would love to go there.
    A boardsie posted up loads of pics a few years ago from when he visited pripryat.Seriously creepy and a bit disturbing.Will see if I can find them again


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,140 ✭✭✭ Andrewf20


    krudler wrote: »
    Pripryat is fascinating, would love to go there.

    Centralia too, it's one of the inspirations for Silent Hill, a town built over a coal mine that caught fire in 1962 and is still burning:

    Google Streetview it, creepy stuff

    Heres a pic of Centralia main street in 1983 vs now. Kinda shocking.

    7-centralia-pennsylvania-abandoned-city1.jpg


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,359 ✭✭✭ Access


    M5 wrote: »
    Came across this blog a while ago. It covers many of the sites listed above and goes into the history of the towns. Some really creepy stuff. Well worth a read and a follow

    http://sometimes-interesting.com/

    +1 on that... Its a brilliant site with fascinating stories.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,090 ✭✭✭ jill_valentine


    Centralia is very dramatic.

    Kolmanskopp featured highly in Brian Cox's enormous Debbie Downer of an episode about entropy. It's pretty spectacular.


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,361 ✭✭✭ HalloweenJack


    I read a really good book about the Fordlandia story.

    Too tired to type it all up but here's a quick go and a link to read up on it.

    Henry Ford wanted more rubber for his factory so bought a crop of land in Brazil to grow it and build a town in his name.

    Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fordl%C3%A2ndia

    The book is Fordlandia - The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin.


  • Registered Users Posts: 680 AllthingsCP


    Red Kev wrote: »
    There's also Hashima Island off Japan, a former coal mine and was an inspiration for a scene in Skyfall.

    Battle-Ship_Island_Nagasaki_Japan.jpg

    hashima-12.jpg

    hashima-gunkanjima-gakuranman7.jpg

    25.jpg

    Is that guy really siting on that edge. I feel like i am falling even looking at him


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,776 ✭✭✭ Julez


    They all look like Call of Duty maps.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,518 ✭✭✭✭ GreeBo


    Kilambia in Namibia actually isnt empty

    Despite the slow start, legislation signed into law by President Dos Santos has resulted in a massive boom in demand.[2] [3] The current population now sits at 40,000 residents as of September 2013 and continues to grow. Officials expect the population to reach 70,000 by January 2014.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 8,756 ✭✭✭ RobertFoster


    Julez wrote: »
    They all look like Call of Duty maps.
    The Svalbard ones look like City 17 in Half-Life 2 to me :) That, or something from STALKER.


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