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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2012, 09:11:46 pm »
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2012, 09:13:16 pm »
Have you seen a little girl? Short, black hair? About seven years old?

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #17 on: January 11, 2012, 06:30:25 pm »
Not so much 'ghost towns' as 'ghost places'. But cool.

I want to go play in the SSC.

Fancy taking a motorbike trip around the Chinese Mall? ;D
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #18 on: January 11, 2012, 06:37:20 pm »
I love abandoned places:  Some of my happiest times have been spent exploring old factories, houses, hotels....  They can be quite eerie, but there's also a strange sense of sadness about them, as though they're stuck in time just waiting for the people to come back.

Some of the ones I've been to have been amazing:  There's a couple of abandoned hospitals in huge areas of land that are crying out to be used, but sit there slowly rotting away.  In another place I went into, there was a set of offices with the personnel files still in the file cabinets. 
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #19 on: January 11, 2012, 07:20:06 pm »
Not so much 'ghost towns' as 'ghost places'. But cool.

I want to go play in the SSC.

Fancy taking a motorbike trip around the Chinese Mall? ;D
I love motorbikes! And huge malls that are mostly empty. Sounds good to me.

I love abandoned places:  Some of my happiest times have been spent exploring old factories, houses, hotels....  They can be quite eerie, but there's also a strange sense of sadness about them, as though they're stuck in time just waiting for the people to come back.

Some of the ones I've been to have been amazing:  There's a couple of abandoned hospitals in huge areas of land that are crying out to be used, but sit there slowly rotting away.  In another place I went into, there was a set of offices with the personnel files still in the file cabinets. 

Seems a bit odd to leave personnel files where anyone can get them. There are a few abandoned stores here and I think the insane asylum is mostly empty. They made a new building to put everyone in. I like hospitals and the like myself.

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2012, 09:03:21 am »
With the abandoned files, I'd guess that the company went into receivership, so the receivers probably left it intact in the hope someone would take over the place.

There's quite a few hospitals in Scotland that are abandoned, famously there's the School for the Deaf, a huge Victorian construction in Glasgow that's now empty as well.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2012, 09:13:40 am »
I have this fascination with closed down amusement/theme parks - they have their own kind of abandoned creepiness. I even recognised the 'Spreepark' filming location used in 'Hanna'.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2012, 05:35:22 pm »
I have this fascination with closed down amusement/theme parks - they have their own kind of abandoned creepiness. I even recognised the 'Spreepark' filming location used in 'Hanna'.

I've seen the pics - I'd like to look around during the day, think the night time would be too creepy.....
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2012, 07:47:16 pm »
I want to go to the amusement park in Pripyat.

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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2012, 05:39:56 am »
This was posted by someone on the old forum, but I forget who sorry.

Abandoned Oklahoma

Lots of cool abandoned places.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2012, 09:10:50 am »
This was posted by someone on the old forum, but I forget who sorry.

Abandoned Oklahoma

Lots of cool abandoned places.

Thanks for the link.
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Re: Modern "Ghost Towns"
« Reply #26 on: January 14, 2012, 08:09:44 am »
So Dubai has fallen in the gutter, huh? That's good. Maybe soon, the "worlds tallest building" award will go to a city that deserves it.

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Unfortunately, Riyadh is bidding to overtake it: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_Tower

Some of these would honestly be badass to play like laser tag or paintball in.

Six Flags New Orleans would certainly fit the bill.

http://www.lovethesepics.com/2011/05/creepy-crusty-crumbling-illegal-tour-of-abandoned-six-flags-new-orleans-75-pics/

WARNING: Overuse of HDR and cheesy captions ahead.

You can get a great look at that place in 45º on Google maps: http://g.co/maps/v4qnw
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