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L.O.S.T. : Abandoned or Demolished Places

This thread is an attempt to showcase all forgotten corners of the world.

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Charleroi, Belgium: an unused section of city hall and the metro.

(source: http://pkazil.free.fr/charleroi_cityhall.html)



As the web editor wrote:

"We found a door leading down these stairs. That looked promising.

And once down the stairs these underground passages spread to both sides. Notice the beautiful antique tilework and the antiquated folding chairs.

A semi used, semi-forgotten place that no one cared about. We went left first ..."

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Portland, Oregon, USA

Loewenberg-Leadbetter Mansion at SW Park Place,
just below Washington Park, Portland, Oregon, USA

Built in 1894; Demolished in 1960



Original architect was Isaac Hodgson Jr. The house was built by capitalist, Julius Loewenberg and later was occupied by Fred & Caroline Leadbetter. After she was widowed, Caroline, daughter of Henry Pittock, gave the home and property to the Oregon Historical Society in 1951 to use as a museum. In 1954, it was determined that the site was not suitable for a museum and it was sold.

Today, an apartment building is built on the site.



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The Netherlands

American military transmitter station, The Netherlands - Demolished 2001.



source: http://www.xs4all.nl/~kazil/antenne_hvh.html

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Rotterdam

Along the Rotterdam ring : Stoopweg, a road the city forgot



Again, the web editor wrotel:

"Take the A20 highway east. When you see a police-station on your left you're driving on this overpass. Here's the place where the police stores all the cars that they've towed. For NLG 250 (I think) you can get them back again. One day I'll write down all the numberplates and I'll publish them on this website (just joking)."

source: http://www.xs4all.nl/~kazil/stoopweg.html

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That last picture brings back memories of my childhood in Rotterdam. We used to play football in the sand underneath an overpass similar to that one. In the area where I lived, it was a concrete jungle, with little grass, and the sand underneath the overpass was the only soft surface around.

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While on vacation in Sicily, in '97, I went on an excursion to mount Etna. As the bus was driving up the slopes of the mountain, we came past a house that was almost completely covered in lava from a previous erruption, with only the roof still visable.

It would have made a nice photo opportunity, and I was expecting the driver to stop. Much to my dismay he didn't, but I was counting on getting a second chance on the way back. By that time, however, it was dark and with no flash on my camera, I couldn't take a picture that time either.

In 1992 I was in Sicily again, and I took another trip to mount Etna, but by then there had been several large erruptions in the meantime and the house was now completely gone.

But through this amazing medium that is the internet, I've found the picture that I wanted to take all those years ago.


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Perhaps there are still hobbits dwelling under the ashes?

Anyhoo, hats off to a fellow player on concrete.

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Abandoned skyscraper, Detroit, Michigan, USA



As the web editor wrote:

"Some abandoned downtown buildings become canvases for squatter artists.
Nearly every window of this building is covered with stylized graffiti."


- close-up of windows -

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