The Thread of Abandoned Places

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For people interested in abandoned places there is a film from 2016 documenting some of them. You might even recognise some of the places...

Homo sapiens (2016) - IMDb

It's a beautiful movie, in all its simplicity.

(Apologies if this has been posted before, I didn't see it.)
 

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Just watched a BBC show about Borneo. The forest there... is not friendly. Giant leeches eat giant worms. Giant stomachs, Pitcher plants, hang around dissolving things. Few mammals. Mini-hawks, proboscis monkeys, speedy shrews, not much else, yet it's the 4th or 5th largest island in the world.
 

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For people interested in abandoned places there is a film from 2016 documenting some of them. You might even recognise some of the places...

Homo sapiens (2016) - IMDb

It's a beautiful movie, in all its simplicity.

(Apologies if this has been posted before, I didn't see it.)
I'd love to watch that, but it doesn't seem to be available in the UK.

Just watched a BBC show about Borneo. The forest there... is not friendly. Giant leeches eat giant worms. Giant stomachs, Pitcher plants, hang around dissolving things. Few mammals. Mini-hawks, proboscis monkeys, speedy shrews, not much else, yet it's the 4th or 5th largest island in the world.
Do you remember what that was called? Was it this documentary from 1964? Jungle Green: Borneo
 

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Great pictures of Nicosia airport. I first visited Nicosia in 1985 and you could go close to the "wall" at the green line and peek through holes in fencing to the other side. It was crazy how a well made, tarmacadamed road went right up to the line and then still carried on at the other side, but worn out and cracked, with abandoned and dilapidated buildings on either side. It made a lasting impression on me, and probably the reason why I like the pictures in this thread so much.
 

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I apologise that the video has no English subtitles. I chose namely this one because it has the best footage as examples of what's inside (except that photo of the corpse under bloody blanket — it seems to be from another place).
You can learn more about it by searching for Hovrinskaya Hospital in Wikipedia. I was going to give a direct link but sadly I have not enough posts to share them yet.
Officially, it is not allowed to trespass on territory of this hospital. If you manage to do it, you must be aware of holes in the floor which are sometimes covered with metal sheets, missing fragments of walls on the top floors, rebars sticking out everywhere and generally other people that may use the opportunity of scaring you for fun or something else.
The building is sinking due to the fact that its basements are flooded. Rumors say that it was built on the cemetery but actually it's the swampy ground what causes the facility to go down.
 

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I saw an episode of this earlier: Abandoned Engineering | UKTV Play

It included the Buzludzha communist monument, an abandoned WWII German destroyer in Norway, a bridge in Alaska and... I'm sure there was a fourth thing, but I've forgotten.

It also includes overly dramatic narration, which is actually a voice put on by a UK comedian I've forgotten the name of.

Two things forgotten in one post. :S
 

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The Pontiac Silverdome

Always sad when the building had an atmosphere of entertainment and fun. It seems strange to see places where people would have congregated for fun, to have a drink, empty with moss and grass growing.

The silverdome was meant to come down, but the first attempt was an embarrassing failure.
 
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There is a docu series on Netflix UK called Dark Tourist which shows many abandoned places around the planet, and other strange, deadly and bizzare places too. Worth watching!
 

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I wasn't sure what that was about.
Yeah... The journalistic quality isn't always up to par with similar investigative programs done by Louis Theroux, for example. It is still interesting though.
 

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