We literally didn’t see any of this the last time we were around, although this time, we found a door that was open and led to that red hall, with hallways to hotel rooms.
A pool and basketball court in the same building in Pripyat, 2012.
I recognized a few places in S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat from my trip to the Chernobyl exclusion zone, so I made some screenshots to compare.
The Statesman Towers at Indiana State University. Formerly the School of Business and the School of Education, and dorms from 1968 until 1977 and 1981. Have sat vacant since spring of 2012.
Christchurch cathedral, Christchurch, New Zealand (2013).
The cathedral suffered extensive damage in the devastating February 2011 earthquake and its many aftershocks, but thankfully no one died inside the church even when the spire collapsed. The front scaffolding is where the spire used to be.
The cathedral remains in this state while people fight over whether or not it will be demolished. Its ruins are a large draw card for tourists and for those of us who lived in Christchurch during the earthquakes.
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My friends and I were exploring some abandoned silos in Chicago and met a young squatter with a very interesting story. It’s the story of David “Gone” Brault, a 23-year-old college student who lives at the abandoned Damen Silos in Chicago by choice, hoping to teach people how to live in the post-apocalypse.
This was taken by my sister on our way to Portland, on Highway 20 in Oregon. Super creepy.
Remains of Castle Fun Park :: Last building standing at this abandoned amusement park/roadside attraction in Mandurah, Western Australia. In its day it was full of miniature replicas of such famous buildings as the Tower of London and Germany’s Neuschwanstein Castle, shown here. Since its closure the land it sits on has been sub-divided and the ruins have taken on a new role as a canvas for graffiti.