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Old 03-19-2009, 11:16 AM   #31
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If you have not already seen this, it is a pretty cool read. It is about Chernobyl. A girl who gives some background on it, and actually rides a kawi ninja through the town and takes pics, tells stories, etc etc.


Here is the link


http://www.kiddofspeed.com/chapter1.html

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Old 03-19-2009, 11:28 AM   #32
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Something about this is bogus

Can't remember exactly what, but I think she road her bike into the out regions and then took a bus through the rest of it. Again, it was a while back when this all came to a head, but there was something 205 about it.

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Old 03-19-2009, 12:45 PM   #33
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I am sure it has been posted somewhere on here, hard for anything to slip by you FF's . There are pics of her bike in the town, so I don't think that was the issue, but who knows, but I would think this would qualify as a "Ghost Town" so I though I would throw it out there.

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Old 03-19-2009, 02:00 PM   #34
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I've been down a few of those streets! Was working there a few years ago and was looking for the Tigers Stadium to watch a game one afternoon and took a wrong turn. Ended up on a street that looked like this.

Most cities have some areas like this. The weird thing about Detroit was there were blocks and blocks and blocks like this, with no people around (that you could see anyway) and it was just North of a very populated downtown area!

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Here's some pictures of Detroit summer 2007. A real modern ghost town, these pictures were taken not far from downtown.



Only house left on the block:



Hell:




Another last house left on the block:

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Old 03-19-2009, 02:08 PM   #35
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Albania, a few km after Thethi.... who know where we really were...







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Old 03-19-2009, 02:09 PM   #36
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Bokor Hill station in Cambodia (Kampot province)

This used to be a resort for the French in the colonial days if they wanted to escape the summer heat in Phnom Penh.

It was fought over heavily in the war and is now (as far as I know) being torn down to make way for a golf course. I was actually there the day the prime minister came to officially start the construction of the new road to the top of the hill.
Edit: CLOSED *** As of February 2008 the road up the hill is closed to traffic, possibly for 2 - 3 years, while a new road is constructed and a casino resort is built. I was there in Jan '08.. Damn, I guess I was lucky. But I guess some dollars might still get you up there..



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Old 03-19-2009, 02:23 PM   #37
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More pics:



The ballroom


View from the top.. I guess being a colonial ruler is not all that bad..









Just to give you an idea of its' former glory:


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The King's villa



Cross the street and this is what you see:
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Old 03-19-2009, 04:44 PM   #38
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Some pics taken from Ontario's backroads.


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Old 03-19-2009, 05:36 PM   #39
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:28 AM   #40
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Old 03-20-2009, 01:06 PM   #41
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I am sure it has been posted somewhere on here, hard for anything to slip by you FF's . There are pics of her bike in the town, so I don't think that was the issue, but who knows, but I would think this would qualify as a "Ghost Town" so I though I would throw it out there.

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If you read the entire thing you'll see the pics of her bike stop on Chapter 2 "Entering the Chernobyl Area." From then on the only clue she even owns a bike is the leather jacket and her helmet being carried in a helmet bag.

I wonder why would she bother carrying her helmet around if she's alone in this empty city. Much less take the effort to carry it in a fleece bag.

I believe the 'organized tour' version more.
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Old 03-20-2009, 04:57 PM   #42
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I absolutely love this picture. Erie composition and subject with the fish eye!
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Old 03-20-2009, 07:23 PM   #43
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:01 PM   #44
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:41 PM   #45
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Detroit Ghosts

I am surprised someone from the Detroit are has not chimed in. There was a piece on NPR not long ago about the poor economy there and how whole neighborhoods were vacant because they couldn't sell the homes. Squatters were moving in and actually burning the fences and such inside these buildings during the winter and causing lots of structure fires. The Detroit fire department was swamped and stressed because they didn't know if there was anyone inside these buildings and were endangering their fire fighters. They were pushing the city to destroy lots of these places for that very reason.

So that's my hearsay and I am sticking to it!

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