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« Reply #300 on: Jan 28, 2011, 11:56:34 AM »

You'll be thrilled to hear that they have started to transform the Stella building into this, then:

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« Reply #301 on: Jan 30, 2011, 02:35:49 AM »

Found myself staring at this while waiting for the ferry today. It's a public service message from the Oakland Port Authority, mounted alongside 3 or 4 other posters on the boarding pier.



This place will be killer to explore when it's a ghost port.
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« Reply #302 on: Mar 10, 2011, 06:57:39 PM »

I don't think these have been posted before.

http://blogs.denverpost.com/captured/2011/02/07/captured-the-ruins-of-detroit/2672/


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« Reply #303 on: Mar 11, 2011, 07:58:11 AM »

Ah, Detroit ruin porn.
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« Reply #304 on: Mar 11, 2011, 02:29:19 PM »

A fine, fine band name.
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« Reply #305 on: Mar 12, 2011, 01:10:39 AM »

Those are pretty damn awesome.  It makes me want the book.
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« Reply #306 on: Mar 12, 2011, 01:18:49 AM »

Detroit = fallout 3
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« Reply #307 on: Mar 28, 2011, 05:13:13 PM »

Interesting & relevant read:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_places_with_fewer_than_ten_people
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« Reply #308 on: Mar 28, 2011, 05:20:47 PM »

A few weeks ago I rode my bike around the campus of Antioch College, which was been shuttered for going on three years. It was pretty creepy. No photos, though.
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« Reply #309 on: Mar 28, 2011, 06:29:26 PM »

looking at the pictures of Detroit above- all those books! No one snatched them yet?
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« Reply #310 on: Mar 28, 2011, 06:49:27 PM »


Canada totally kicks ass at not having any people living in it.
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« Reply #311 on: Mar 28, 2011, 06:50:35 PM »

places with 10 inhabitants are more interesting to me than places with 0
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« Reply #312 on: Mar 28, 2011, 06:56:01 PM »

Dude, we kick ass at that, too. Places with anywhere between 0 and 10 people, we definitely punch above our weight.
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« Reply #313 on: Mar 28, 2011, 07:08:26 PM »

I don't know what I would do if there were only 10 peeps in my town. Hopefully they'd be cool and interesting. Who would I want to choose to be in my 10 peep town?
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« Reply #314 on: Mar 28, 2011, 07:13:40 PM »

I'd say pick me!, but then I'd have to live in a 10-person town, too.

Canada's funny, because most of these tiny towns are also a bazillion miles away from the next tiny town. On the cross-country drive you hit many wide spots in the road with a gas station and ... well, that's about it. For hours. They're not even commuting distance from nowhere.
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« Reply #315 on: Mar 28, 2011, 07:40:26 PM »

Did we talk about Imber here?
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« Reply #316 on: Mar 28, 2011, 09:34:53 PM »

places with 10 inhabitants are more interesting to me than places with 0

Completely agreed.
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« Reply #317 on: Mar 29, 2011, 12:47:50 AM »

I'd say pick me!, but then I'd have to live in a 10-person town, too.

Canada's funny, because most of these tiny towns are also a bazillion miles away from the next tiny town. On the cross-country drive you hit many wide spots in the road with a gas station and ... well, that's about it. For hours. They're not even commuting distance from nowhere.

Same here. The US is so weird to me, how populated it is, and how you can live somewhere and commute somewhere a few hours away, but there's _stuff_ in between...
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« Reply #318 on: Mar 29, 2011, 03:11:25 AM »

saw this article and thought of you goons.

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« Reply #319 on: Mar 29, 2011, 03:10:36 PM »

Having never been to Detroit, I still don't know entirely what to believe w/r/t the unending "ruin porn" coming from there. I'd think if you went to any American city of size and cherrypicked abandoned buildings and old industrial sites for your photographs, you could convincingly make it look like a wasteland. It's not really *that* post-apocalyptic there, is it? There are still people living there and shit, right?
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« Reply #320 on: Mar 29, 2011, 03:17:01 PM »

Detroit is the only American city to have a population above and below 1 million. They've lost 25% of their population in the last decade. It's not really all *that* overblown. Residents take exception to the ruin porn being the only representations of the city in the national media.
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« Reply #321 on: Mar 29, 2011, 03:25:03 PM »

I haven't been there, really, either, but I think the difference, as I understand it, is between the "unending" and the "cherrypick" in your post.

By which I mean, yeah, there's a pretty impressive abandoned building about a 15 minute walk from me (and a less impressive but equally abandoned one right across the street from it), and Toronto's pretty vibrant, but there's nothing here like the blocks and blocks of overgrown ex-suburbs you can see on Google Earth's Detroit.
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« Reply #322 on: Jun 09, 2011, 10:05:37 AM »

So So So So Awesome.




25 Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments that look like they're from the Future
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« Reply #323 on: Jun 09, 2011, 11:27:06 AM »

Man these are amazing
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« Reply #324 on: Jun 09, 2011, 11:27:57 AM »

I posted these to FB a few weeks ago and someone's reaction was, "They make my stomach hurt." Which I think is about right.
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