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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Thu 27 Oct 2016, 13:02

St Kilda was mentioned before. A recent BBC website article by Amanda Ruggeri documenting a visit to the abandoned island this year contains some great photos she took while she was there, as well as some interesting facts about the islanders in the century or so before resettlement.

BBC Travel: The Ghost Town Surrounded by Ocean
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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Fri 28 Oct 2016, 14:36

Unfortunately the BBC link is not available in the UK.
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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 14:00

Intended as a workers' holiday resort by the Strength through Joy movement, Prora on the Baltic Island of Rugen was built between 1936-39 to house 10,000 holidaymakers.
The outbreak of war brought an end to this idea, though the building were used by the German military and post war by the East German military.



After years of disuse, part of the complex has now been re-developed as luxury apartments;

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 14:06

Malta's Azure Window:




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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 20:34

Is that true Trike (about the Azure Window) or has the picture above been photoshopped?  Not that I am implying that you are a joker, Trike, as if.....

Sorry Trike, I've just done what I should have done before I posted my original comment - I did an internet search on the Azure Window and it has indeed collapsed.  What a pity....
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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Thu 09 Mar 2017, 20:47

@Triceratops wrote:
Intended as a workers' holiday resort by the Strength through Joy movement, Prora on the Baltic Island of Rugen was built between 1936-39 to house 10,000 holidaymakers.
The outbreak of war brought an end to this idea, though the building were used by the German military and post war by the East German military.



After years of disuse, part of the complex has now been re-developed as luxury apartments;



I saw an interesting documentary about the building and the nowadays detoriation. although even in the documentary they spoke already of the future renovation. I know a journalist from the former DDR from Rügen, who knew the whole story and who said that although all the pumping in of money in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, the new autobahn Lübeck-Rostock (I drove along it, I heard that it is prolonged till Stettin Poland) the economy is still stagnating and the level of employement is low (will seek for statistics). And yes the journalist said it was a balancing skill to subsist in the Communist time...if you wanted to survive you had to follow the line from above...but if you did so you were well...

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Fri 10 Mar 2017, 13:37

Paul, it was on a programme I watched earlier this week.

Also featured on the programme, was Hashima Island, an island used exclusively for coal mining, which, at it's peak, had over 5,000 people squeezed onto it.

Hashima Island off Nagasaki;



The people who lived there became so accustomed to living in close proximity to each other that when they left and went to the mainland they had trouble adjusting.
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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Fri 10 Mar 2017, 13:42

@LadyinRetirement wrote:
Is that true Trike (about the Azure Window) or has the picture above been photoshopped?  Not that I am implying that you are a joker, Trike, as if.....

Sorry Trike, I've just done what I should have done before I posted my original comment - I did an internet search on the Azure Window and it has indeed collapsed.  What a pity....



Perhaps it is not lost completely, LiR:

Azure Window Rebuild?
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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Tue 14 Mar 2017, 15:26

Another giant German construction from WW2; the Valentin Factory/Bunker on the River Weser at Bremen. Built for the new Type XXI U-Boat, the bunker was hit by two Grand Slam bombs dropped by Lancasters of 617 Squadron in March 1945, which broke through the roof.



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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Mon 03 Apr 2017, 15:24

When the US entered World War One in April 1917, the US Government determined to build a massive fleet of cargo ships.
With American shipyards already at maximum capacity, it was decided to build hundreds of wooden hulled steam ships as part of this effort.
The yards which built them were totally unprepared and  in many cases the wood used was unseasoned, which had the ships leaking like sieves.

Ferris Ships
USS Banago, one of the Ferris Type wooden ships;


As it turned out, the War ended before any of these vessels saw service. All of them went to the scrapyard, ( the cost per ship may have been as high as $1million).
Around 100 of these hulls, after the machinery had been stripped out, ended up in Mallows Bay on the Potomac River in Maryland, where they provide a distinctive, if expensive, nature reserve:

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Wed 19 Apr 2017, 12:36

Another Easter weekend programme was about the Ancient Roman town of Baiae. A resort built on natural springs on the Bay of Naples and frequented by Rome's elite super-rich. Much of the town is now underwater, the same sulphur springs which gave the area hot water also caused a slide into the sea;

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Wed 19 Apr 2017, 20:54

Thank you very much Triceratops for the link.
Found this about the documentary:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-4411686/Baiae-ancient-Rome-resurfaces-new-documentary.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490



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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Thu 11 May 2017, 11:21

White Sands Rocket Garden, the museum site of US Missiles through the years:


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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Thu 11 May 2017, 12:48

Photos of NASA's abandoned sites:

14 slides of NASA sites

Gantry at Launch Pad 33, White Sands;

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Fri 12 May 2017, 13:21

The massive Jerwan Aqueduct built by Sennacherib of Assyria.

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The aqueduct is part of the larger Atrush Canal built by the Assyrian king Sennacherib between 703 and 690BC to water Nineveh's extensive gardens, with water diverted from Khenis gorge, 50km to the north.

An inscription on the Aqueduct reads:
"Sennacherib king of the world king of Assyria. Over a great distance I had a watercourse directed to the environs of Nineveh, joining together the waters.... Over steep-sided valleys I spanned an aqueduct of white limestone blocks, I made those waters flow over it."



There is a belief that the Assyrian capital of  Nineveh, and not Babylon, was the site of the famed Hanging Gardens.
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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Fri 12 May 2017, 20:00

I saw a documentary about it Triceratops on I think The Geographical...

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PostSubject: Re: Lost Villages and Other Places   Fri 12 May 2017, 20:11

Triceratops,

it was this documentary that I mentioned and that I have seen about the subject.


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