show us your ghost town (old and new) pics!

Discussion in 'Photos' started by Shaggie, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Shaggie

    Shaggie Unseen University

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    With the cool threads on here of late about abandoned military places etc I was thinking about ghost towns and how you can have old wild west ghost towns (thankyou for the fab TAT pics) AND you can have modern ghost towns (what's that place where the ground underground is on fire?) where businesses and people have moved away and times are hard and the town just dies a sad slow death.......

    Anyway, can anyone post their pics for me? i'd love to see them!


    thanks in advance!!

    Shane
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  2. TriplePete

    TriplePete Been here awhile

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    Winter 2005. Real de Catorce, Mexico.
    This wasn't really a ghost town but I sneaked into this old mining camp where is was being used to hold a flock of sheep.

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  3. Aussie Jase

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    The water tank from Strangways Ruins (an old pastrol settlement) in the South Australian desert just off of the Oodnadatta Track.

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  4. Shaggie

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    Great start Jase!
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  5. Shaggie

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    Great stuff TP - :D
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  6. AnthonyD

    AnthonyD Nothing to see here...

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    Not the most spectacular pics.... Centralia, PA - mostly abandoned/condemned after an underground mine fire, which has been continuously burning for the past 4 decades or so.

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  7. ozarkrider

    ozarkrider Discombobulated Sociopath

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    Rush, AR. An old zinc mining town that was a going concern till the 60's. It's part of the Buffalo River Historical District now. The guys in the pics are some friends from the Floribama Riders who were here for a visit.

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  8. Shaggie

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  10. AnthonyD

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    Hey Shaggie, I wish I had more pics but my camera died while we were there. It really is a very interesting place to visit, despite the fact that there's basically nothing there, and the smell of the air is ... interesting... to say the least. I should be back there later this summer and will get better pics.
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  13. Kokopelli

    Kokopelli Yeah, right!

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  14. Charles Seguin

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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.

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  15. Charles Seguin

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    Here's a couple from New Orleans, Summer 2007.

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  16. Shaggie

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    how does this happen? i can kinda (KINDA but NOT) understand the New Orleans pics but Detroit? is this a bad area people wise and things just don't get fixed up?

    and i guess i shouldn't get started on the whole New Orleans thing..:amazon
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  17. Charles Seguin

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    I'm not really sure how everything happened, but there are a lot of neighborhoods in Detroit that are disappearing. When a house in Detroit gets damaged like that one in a fire, the value of the house is less than what it would cost to repair it, so it sits like that until the city tears it down (which could be years).

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    A northern suburb of Perth , WA , Australia brand new buildings , walkpaths etc... three locations populated: hospital,local watering hole and driving/riding licence center. Apart from that just dust and crickets.
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  19. egret

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    Forgot to post the gost town name:eek1 Joondalup that is!
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    old hotel ...

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