Fantastic Photographs of Beautiful Decay

This feels like a @DepressiveBlogger69 post but when the earth claims back human structures, it's really very pretty.

Why am I posting this? For the same reason I post most things: To inspire Dungeon Masters as they write their "modules."

But worth a look.

I'd steal like ten of these but that would be stealing (ten of these). So how about this one?

theearthclaimsbackitsown.jpg

That shot taken from this blog, which runs an "Abandoned places" feature on Saturdays.

I know this is kind of obvious -- every videogame developer knows this, of course, especially the Uncharted guys, which is why I love Uncharted so much-- but after stuff gets ugly for a decade or two it starts to get pretty again.

PS, this is your future, might as well learn to appreciate it.

Silver linings, silver linings.

Via @kurtloder

Posted by: Ace at 07:17 PM



Comments

1 Why am I posting this? For the same reason I post most things: To inspire Dungeon Masters as they write their "modules."


teehee

Posted by: The Dude at February 13, 2013 07:19 PM (vJdyz)

2 Centrist.

Posted by: Meghan's McCans at February 13, 2013 07:20 PM (xfWVe)

3 Gothic Detroit.

Posted by: tony redenzo at February 13, 2013 07:21 PM (lVrhB)

4 Some of these are eerily beautiful. Others look like backdrops to a Silent Hill game.

Posted by: Insomniac at February 13, 2013 07:22 PM (RfL9P)

5 Gah, I could so rock that place.

Posted by: Dope Smoking Hippie at February 13, 2013 07:24 PM (BVkEs)

6 It's only pretty because photography has that strange ability to make normally awful things look good.
Black and white photography even more so.

Were you actually standing in some of those places (without a camera) you'd be saying "Get me the fuck out of here."
In short, photography is magical! (Someday I'll be able to afford a digital SLR and be able to get back into it.)

Posted by: tsrblke at February 13, 2013 07:24 PM (GaqMa)

7 I know Slovenia near the river on the Croatian border. Or a dream I'm living in.

Posted by: tony redenzo at February 13, 2013 07:26 PM (lVrhB)

8 You see,this "ace" fellow understands me.

Posted by: David Attenborough at February 13, 2013 07:26 PM (9XBK2)

9 I always think ruins look good, in real life.

If I ever had any money, I'd stick Fake Ruins in an artificial lake. Like Roman arches and a broken tower or something.

I'm Klassy.

Of course I wouldn't do that (and the odds of my ever having money are quite low) but I'd WANT to do it.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2013 07:26 PM (LCRYB)

10 So Detroit will be beautiful again in what, two years?

Posted by: Fritz at February 13, 2013 07:26 PM (UzPAd)

11 Lol! Wil forward this to my DM. ;-)

Posted by: Y-not at February 13, 2013 07:29 PM (+A7/9)

12 ilu

Posted by: Steve Cohen at February 13, 2013 07:29 PM (jucos)

13 My favorite from a friend of mine.

http://tinyurl.com/aot5eer

Posted by: Kyle Kiernan at February 13, 2013 07:30 PM (80Gv7)

14

It's got a green roof!

Posted by: portlandia at February 13, 2013 07:30 PM (UaxA0)

15 Nice pictures. Too bad the blog they're on consists mostly of sucking the SCOAMF's dick.

Posted by: Country Singer at February 13, 2013 07:30 PM (mDanm)

16 That's pretty depressing.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:31 PM (ZuCIK)

17 "Beautiful decay" is a rather disturbing construct.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:31 PM (ZuCIK)

18 " after stuff gets ugly for a decade or two it starts to get pretty again."

Doesn't work with people. Well, at least it didn't work with my ex.

Posted by: notropis at February 13, 2013 07:31 PM (goGnx)

19
Beautiful? The earth took my penis.

Posted by: Seaslug at February 13, 2013 07:31 PM (p/cQy)

20
There's a reason "Life After Man" had a 2 hour special and TWO seasons of regular shows on History Channel.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 13, 2013 07:31 PM (mJkp9)

21 Wow. What a spectacular view. Why is that place not in business? The view if the waterfall is gorgeous . Of course the valley below could be full of garbage but whatever.

Posted by: Tuna at February 13, 2013 07:32 PM (M/TDA)

22
That yacht in Antarctica was really cool. Really cool.


What was that website that had more of these type photos, where the people snuck into abandoned places? It had the Catskills hotel, a building in SF and lots of Detroit stuff, someone linked to it from here. Does anyone remember?

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 13, 2013 07:32 PM (RZ8pf)

23 Isn't that Barnabas Collins' smash pad?

Posted by: Alec Leamas at February 13, 2013 07:33 PM (Nfpnr)

24


falling apart is even better when there's a risk of nuclear contamination!

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/ article.cfm?c_id=2objectid=10865344

(no, there's not really any risk, despite what the Russian looney enviro whacko says)

Posted by: imp at February 13, 2013 07:33 PM (UaxA0)

25 Yeah, I was a little dismayed by the content on the Under the Mountain blog.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at February 13, 2013 07:34 PM (RZ8pf)

26 Just to bitch, while it's very pretty, kind of useless with low-res pics for most of it.

I dug down to a few hi-res pics, but the low-res ones are kind of frustrating, like catching a glimpse of great beauty but not being able to see much.

If I get bored I will do a image search to see if there are higher-res versions.

Some of them were just bad cameras, though, like the bigger falls pic at weaky. Point-and-shoot cameras with poor image sensors.

Whine, moan, complain.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 13, 2013 07:34 PM (bxiXv)

27 A new fortress to be a castellan of, how wonderful!

This time no bowl-cut, American Commando Extraordinaires will ever infiltrate it!

Posted by: Ramon Salazar at February 13, 2013 07:35 PM (aca0s)

28 What is amazing is how fast a place can be taken back over by vegetation.

Tree roots are a force to be reconned with...they can crack stone and concrete, within a few years.
Faster, in tropical areas.

I live on a hillside, and the trees at the bottom of the hill are constantly sending roots uphill into our yard...because there is water there, in the dry months.

Posted by: wheatie at February 13, 2013 07:35 PM (DZbQ0)

29
(annoying cliff clavin mode ON)

Concrete lasts a real long time (Rome). But, the stronger steel reinforced concrete falls apart in many climates after a few decades. Water gets to the steel, it rusts. The rest is SIX times larger than the steel and the concrete falls apart.

That "Life After Man" show displayed concrete buildings in Maine and an island near Japan as crumbling ruins only a couple of decades after being abandoned

I do not know what wizardry the Nazis pulled off on the coast of France as I hear their submarine pens are still holding up.

(annoying cliff clavin mode OFF)

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 13, 2013 07:36 PM (mJkp9)

30 >>>There's a reason "Life After Man" had a 2 hour special and TWO seasons of regular shows on History Channel.

i saw a bit of that, I liked it. not sure why I stopped.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2013 07:36 PM (LCRYB)

31 Amazon was featuring this amazing coffee table photography book of ruins recently. Really fascinating stuff.


It was Detroit.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at February 13, 2013 07:36 PM (Gk3SS)

32
is this post secretly about tongue-darting rectums?

Posted by: soothsayer at February 13, 2013 07:37 PM (39q3n)

33 our future and Gary Indiana's present.

Posted by: vote Lord Humungus 2016 at February 13, 2013 07:37 PM (BjJOB)

34 someone mentioned slovenia... there's a Nova (I think) that was just on, maybe it's on more, called something like "The Lost Wilderness of the Balkans" or something.

There are some really gorgeous wild-places footage in that. The narrator keeps comparing it to Middle Earth, and the comparison is often pretty spot-on.

Posted by: ace at February 13, 2013 07:38 PM (LCRYB)

35 Hey, ace, can we get a better thread? :-P

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:39 PM (ZuCIK)

36
Detroit is sad, ugly and extremely depressing.

I visited it as a teenager, and even then, you could send the vibrant yet decadent energy of the huge auto factories, like the Ford River Rouge complex. It's all lost and wrecked. A huge American city. Wrecked.

It was so big you almost could sense that it was ....doomed.

We will know that Obama and his followers will have won when most of the country is like Detroit. And it is coming.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 13, 2013 07:39 PM (Md8Uo)

37 Some idiot commented that the photos were a wonderful dream of what the planet will be without us. Luckily it did not go unanswered. I'm guessing he voted for the O man.

Posted by: Tuna at February 13, 2013 07:40 PM (M/TDA)

38 CAT scan of Nancy LeGosi's brain???

I figured there'd be moar bats.

Posted by: Portnoy at February 13, 2013 07:40 PM (A5Abh)

39 Psssssshaw

Posted by: Cahrles Jhonson at February 13, 2013 07:40 PM (jucos)

40 I'm watching some DVR movie where all you have is time instread of money and it's on some green readout on your arm. WTF.

Posted by: USS Diversity at February 13, 2013 07:40 PM (QLJPW)

41 Hey I got a cute kitteh vid, real short, might be good for an ONT or DOOM!
How do I send to Ace or cobloggers?

Posted by: Jeanne of the North at February 13, 2013 07:41 PM (3xxNw)

42 The fact that so many of the pix seem to be of abandoned religious sites, says a lot about the societies in those areas.

Posted by: seamrog at February 13, 2013 07:41 PM (RxLyD)

43 Well, duh, I found the addy...

Posted by: Jeanne of the North at February 13, 2013 07:41 PM (3xxNw)

44 It's called a "folly", Ace.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folly_(architecture)

Posted by: andycanuck at February 13, 2013 07:41 PM (ORGYc)

45 Beautiful stuff I think. That stone castle with the stone bridge is really nice. Wouldn't it be cool to have enough money to renovate/modernize it and just retire in something like that? Make it zombie proof and just chill away your days.

Posted by: Bosk at February 13, 2013 07:41 PM (n2K+4)

46 That reminds me, I need to groom my junk.

Posted by: Dang at February 13, 2013 07:42 PM (R18D0)

47 yeah life after man was cool. they'd do the hypothetical global stuff but back it all up with places like Detroit, Gary, and Chernobyl. In a way it destroys most of the environmental movements claims that we can destroy the planet since without people around to maintain them our cities would be reclaimed by nature rather quickly.

Posted by: vote Lord Humungus 2016 at February 13, 2013 07:42 PM (BjJOB)

48 "39 Psssssshaw

Posted by: Cahrles Jhonson at February 13, 2013 07:40 PM (jucos) "

I knew this thread reminded me of something... :-P

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:42 PM (ZuCIK)

49 Ted Motha'fuckin' CRUZ.

Posted by: boulder toilet hobo at February 13, 2013 07:42 PM (QTHTd)

50 i saw a bit of that, I liked it. not sure why I stopped.


***

Maybe because it was full of AGW tripe.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2013 07:42 PM (piMMO)

51
Pretty cool Ace. But I do want to go to those places and salvage some of that cool stuff, which would then take away from its decaying beauty, but I gots things to build.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at February 13, 2013 07:42 PM (p/cQy)

52 How about a 'Life After Liberals' 100 year long special???


Posted by: Portnoy at February 13, 2013 07:43 PM (A5Abh)

53 well that's a cave i could do.

Posted by: ette at February 13, 2013 07:43 PM (nqBYe)

54 In honor of nothing I am watching "Triumph Of The Will".
I may follow that up with "Birth Of A Nation".
I'm having my own banned film festival.

Posted by: Skunky Choom at February 13, 2013 07:43 PM (6QN3y)

55 Not all decay is beautiful. Look at Joy Behar.

Posted by: Jones in CO at February 13, 2013 07:43 PM (8sCoq)

56 "50 i saw a bit of that, I liked it. not sure why I stopped.


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Maybe because it was full of AGW tripe.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2013 07:42 PM (piMMO) "

Now that AGW has been endorsed by Obama, the science is truly settled!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:44 PM (ZuCIK)

57 Look at Joy Behar.

I'll take your word for it, thanks.

Posted by: zsasz at February 13, 2013 07:44 PM (MMC8r)

58 Elle McPherson would have made for a better post.

Posted by: garrett at February 13, 2013 07:45 PM (E7roE)

59 That reminds me, I need to groom my junk.
Posted by: Dang
***

Mine just pops off.

Posted by: Sea Slug at February 13, 2013 07:45 PM (uhftQ)

60 Isn't Behar working for the Jihadis now???

..or did ALGORE shit can her before the sale?

Posted by: Portnoy at February 13, 2013 07:46 PM (A5Abh)

61 I never watched the "life after people die off" crap. I grew up with hippies, I got enough anti-humanity crap to last me forever.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at February 13, 2013 07:46 PM (bxiXv)

62 "57 Look at Joy Behar.

I'll take your word for it, thanks.

Posted by: zsasz at February 13, 2013 07:44 PM (MMC8r) "

The best thing about being Joy Behar?

You're the only person in the room who can't see Joy Behar.

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:46 PM (ZuCIK)

63 Maybe because it was full of AGW tripe.

This.

Posted by: Portnoy at February 13, 2013 07:47 PM (A5Abh)

64 Pro tip: not only are they beautiful, they're great places to hide more than one body at a time.

Posted by: sluggo at February 13, 2013 07:47 PM (vVv3V)

65 Aaaah!!! A mirror!!!!

Posted by: joy behar's sagging boobs at February 13, 2013 07:48 PM (ORGYc)

66 "64 Pro tip: not only are they beautiful, they're great places to hide more than one body at a time.

Posted by: sluggo at February 13, 2013 07:47 PM (vVv3V) "

Which D politician are you?

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:48 PM (ZuCIK)

67 That hotel would have been awesome to stay at.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2013 07:48 PM (uhftQ)

68
>> not only are they beautiful, they're great places to hide more than one body at a time.

What are Sheila Jacson Lee's nostrils?

Posted by: garrett plays Jeopardy at February 13, 2013 07:49 PM (E7roE)

69
It's really not Liberals, or whatever they call themselves this year.

It's the intellectual Left. They hate Man. They hate the heroic nature of Man, and his ability to build and create. They hate the freedom of the individual, and want to rob everyone of their dignity, vitality and hope.

They couch it in catchphrases and slogans, like "social justice" and "scientific socialism" and other lies to make people slaves to unworkable ideas. And then dreamy punishments to inflict on people who resist.

This Chris Dorner cat was just the ticket for other human - hating people that crave revenge for evey real and imagined slight they ever suffered. Get even with the Man. Wreck his world, kill him.

It's part of what has destroyed Gary, Indiana, Detroit Michigan, East St. Louis Illinois and a lot of other places. Hate, envy and sloth.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 13, 2013 07:49 PM (Md8Uo)

70
Pro tip: not only are they beautiful, they're great places to hide more than one body at a time.

Ok, where do we sign up for thissssss...

Posted by: Zombie Kennedy Clan at February 13, 2013 07:49 PM (A5Abh)

71 "65 Aaaah!!! A mirror!!!!

Posted by: joy behar's sagging boobs at February 13, 2013 07:48 PM (ORGYc) "

:-)


(But they shatter instantaneously.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:49 PM (ZuCIK)

72 63 Yep,and most of those shows are full of the same tripe.The lie that has been repeated often enough that it has become true.Hell,we have our own military writing reports about how they will deal with climate change.

Posted by: David Attenborough at February 13, 2013 07:50 PM (9XBK2)

73 Arrrg. Joy Behar's boobs!

Posted by: Joy Behars Knees at February 13, 2013 07:51 PM (uhftQ)

74 Which D politician are you?

-------------------

I'm more of a DD politician if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Sen Menendez at February 13, 2013 07:51 PM (vVv3V)

75 72 Left the humanity hating sock on,damnit.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2013 07:51 PM (9XBK2)

76
"Climate Change": another idea based on the idea of hatred of Man.

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 13, 2013 07:52 PM (Md8Uo)

77 Repeat a lie often enough...

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2013 07:52 PM (uhftQ)

78 "74 Which D politician are you?

-------------------

I'm more of a DD politician if you know what I mean.

Posted by: Sen Menendez at February 13, 2013 07:51 PM (vVv3V) "

Given the sort of prostitutes you're into (cough), I sort of doubt that...

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:52 PM (ZuCIK)

79 "I dug down to a few hi-res pics, but the low-res ones are kind of frustrating, like catching a glimpse of great beauty but not being able to see much."

Are we still talking about house pictures here?

Posted by: Icedog at February 13, 2013 07:52 PM (3qKP/)

80 You're the only person in the room who can't see Joy Behar.

Even in braille she's ugly.

Posted by: Stevie Wonder at February 13, 2013 07:53 PM (MMC8r)

81 "75 72 Left the humanity hating sock on,damnit.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2013 07:51 PM (9XBK2) "

It sort of made it more epic. :-P

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:53 PM (ZuCIK)

82 9 If I ever had any money, I'd stick Fake Ruins in an artificial lake. Like Roman arches and a broken tower or something.

---------

You might be able to get a grant from the Russkies if you agree to let Putin "discover" them during a "scuba dive".

Posted by: Assault Citizen Anachronda at February 13, 2013 07:53 PM (NmR1a)

83 Yes, its a lovely picture. The rest of that website is leftist moonbattery shit droppings. A pity. I like Beautiful Decay.

Posted by: puddleglum at February 13, 2013 07:53 PM (exWob)

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2013 07:53 PM (9XBK2)

85 Given the sort of prostitutes you're into (cough), I sort of doubt that...

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Hell, they *looked* nearly 16. Whadda ya want from me?

Posted by: Sen Menendez at February 13, 2013 07:54 PM (vVv3V)

86 "79 "I dug down to a few hi-res pics, but the low-res ones are kind of frustrating, like catching a glimpse of great beauty but not being able to see much."

Are we still talking about house pictures here?

Posted by: Icedog at February 13, 2013 07:52 PM (3qKP/) "

Oh my.

(But not like Zulu.)

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:54 PM (ZuCIK)

87 I ment the underthemountain blog (second link).

Posted by: puddleglum at February 13, 2013 07:54 PM (exWob)

88
steevy @ 84

Yup

Posted by: Reader C.J. Burch writes...... at February 13, 2013 07:54 PM (Md8Uo)

89 Into the barrel with me for that blank post.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2013 07:54 PM (9XBK2)

90 Oh my.

The Whitehouse has put out an "enhanced" version of the SOTU.

Ripe for scorn and mocking.

http://1.usa.gov/11Hp0zC

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2013 07:55 PM (piMMO)

91 88 Ha,I actually wrote a post agreeing with your post at 76 and adding that many commies became "green" after the fall of the USSR.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2013 07:55 PM (9XBK2)

92 "89 Into the barrel with me for that blank post.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2013 07:54 PM (9XBK2) "

That post could qualify you for some sort of Government grant!

Posted by: Mirror-Universe Mitt Romney at February 13, 2013 07:56 PM (ZuCIK)

93 Yeah, I can't wait to give up my lovely home in coastal GA and live in a dark, depressing, POS.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 07:57 PM (UOM48)

94 Notice I never use the term "liberal" for the political left.,We here are liberals.The left are not liberal,they are quite the opposite.They are the true reactionaries.

Posted by: steevy at February 13, 2013 07:57 PM (9XBK2)

95 Jonah Goldberg: Obama Cutting Spending Is Like Scientists Saying We Mated Sasquatch with a Unicorn

Posted by: weft cut-loop at February 13, 2013 07:57 PM (qrpxS)

96 Kind of like Chicago only without the bodies.

Posted by: Bufalobob at February 13, 2013 07:57 PM (x+7qA)

97 Hipster Douchebag Environmentalist comment on the FB photos: A wonderful vision of how marvellous the planet will be without us.


Moron-worthy retort: I prefer a vision of the world missing just you.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 13, 2013 07:58 PM (8ZskC)

98 It's Obama World.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 07:58 PM (UOM48)

99 Hipster Douchebag Environmentalist comment on the FB photos: A wonderful vision of how marvellous the planet will be without us.Moron-worthy retort: I prefer a vision of the world missing just you.
Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter
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Weapons grade awesome.

Posted by: Tilikum the Killer Assault Whale at February 13, 2013 07:59 PM (uhftQ)

100 The lighthouse looks like Cockspur Island here in Savannah.

There's a group trying to save it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at February 13, 2013 08:00 PM (UOM48)

101 Does the abandoned hotel have a maze?

Posted by: Moriarity at February 13, 2013 08:02 PM (vwpHP)

102
Speaking of decay...

http://documentarystorm.com/requiem-for-detroit/

Good documentary. and you can laugh when they talk to liberals, including an actual commie (I think), who blame the right-wing for the collapse.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 13, 2013 08:02 PM (mJkp9)

103 Hipster Douchebag Environmentalist comment on the FB photos: A wonderful vision of how marvellous the planet will be without us.


Moron-worthy retort: I prefer a vision of the world missing just you.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at February 13, 2013 07:58 PM (8ZskI
always am amazed at their lack of commitment to their cause.
I guess in their mind They will be the only one left gazing at the splendor.

Posted by: ette at February 13, 2013 08:02 PM (nqBYe)

104

> 50 i saw a bit of that, I liked it. not sure why I stopped.


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Maybe because it was full of AGW tripe.
Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse [/i

Not that I recall. You might be thinking of the NGC ripoff called "Aftermath". That sucked.

Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 13, 2013 08:04 PM (mJkp9)

105
ack.


Posted by: Comrade Arthur at February 13, 2013 08:04 PM (mJkp9)

106 Ace just to piss off a bunch of others. New Survivor starts tonight. Fans vs. Favorites and they are bringing back the crazy man that helped Boston Rob win.

Posted by: buzzion at February 13, 2013 08:05 PM (GULKT)

107 Not that I recall. You might be thinking of the NGC ripoff called "Aftermath". That sucked.

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Nope.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2013 08:05 PM (piMMO)

108 I love those old wrecked places but my inner carpenter is always thinking of a way to get some small part of them livable so I could move in .
Hmmm , let's see , I need to repair the roof in that one corner , move in a wood stove , get some running water and a good bath ..
And then put up a bunch of no trespassing signs with used targets giving the ranges and calibers involved with making said targets .
7 yds. .45 acp , 40 yds . 12 gauge 00 , 200 yds ought six , using my best groups from a practice session etc, .

Posted by: awkward davies at February 13, 2013 08:05 PM (USjX1)

109 Sorry Ace
Went to the homepage for UndertheMountain.
Didn't take long to think "Just LiB F*ckers"
That site has more condensed stupid then Jarles Chonsons place.

But, the pictures are beautiful.

Posted by: Village Idiot's Apprentice at February 13, 2013 08:09 PM (bTPOR)

110 These photos also remind me of something I think of now and again--the old Creepshow movie where Steven King becomes a plant.

Posted by: Moriarity at February 13, 2013 08:15 PM (vwpHP)

111 64
Pro tip: not only are they beautiful, they're great places to hide more than one body at a time.
xxx

Hide? You're funny.

We just dump 'em randomly, and by the time someone runs across them, they're either too decayed to identify or the local 'animals' have made them... anonymous.

Posted by: Detroit Murderers Union at February 13, 2013 08:20 PM (z63Tr)

112
Due to Obamacare, all saving throws will be at a -2.

Posted by: Obama is DM at February 13, 2013 08:23 PM (flZ3I)

113 The lighthouse looks like Cockspur Island here in Savannah.

There's a group trying to save it.


I'm soooo there....


Posted by: Power Glutes Sullivan at February 13, 2013 08:23 PM (A5Abh)

114 @90Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2013 07:55 PM (piMMO)

Seriously..an edited version?? These fucking pricks...

'I didn't say that!!'

Low information Voters...eat your hearts out....

Posted by: Power Glutes Sullivan at February 13, 2013 08:27 PM (A5Abh)

115
Seriously..an edited version?? These fucking pricks...

'I didn't say that!!'

Low information Voters...eat your hearts out....


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Not edited, enhanced. They've added a bunch of photos and powerpoint slides to support his message.

Posted by: Niedermeyer's Dead Horse at February 13, 2013 08:36 PM (piMMO)

116 Several of those have been used as movie sets, if I'm seeing them correctly. The inside of the power plant cooling tower is the torture chamber at the end of Brazil, for example.

Posted by: IllTemperedCur at February 13, 2013 08:46 PM (MBqvE)

117 110
These photos also remind me of something I think of now and again--the old Creepshow movie where Steven King becomes a plant.

Posted by: Moriarity at February 13, 2013 08:15 PM (vwpHP)

[br
That reminds me of something I think today, that Stephen King has the mind of a plant.

Posted by: Weirddave at February 13, 2013 09:01 PM (aH+zP)

118 My favorite, abandoned places photographs!

But yes, shame about the blogger being a whackadoodle conspiracy nutter, though.

Posted by: The Ghost of Flannery O'Connor at February 13, 2013 09:37 PM (8V74Y)

119 "We
both knew it without words: this house was left from the Unmentionable
Times. The trees had protected it from time and weather, and from men
who have less pity than time and weather." ~ Ayn Rand, Anthem

Posted by: ToreyDawn at February 13, 2013 10:09 PM (Cm8Ya)

120 Ruins creep me the fuck out, I'm not ashamed to say.

Posted by: Phinn at February 13, 2013 10:15 PM (oFH2D)

121 "PS, this is your future, might as well learn to appreciate it."

If that future also involves scantily clad sorceresses* then I am all for it.


*No matter the clime or conditions, the hotter the sorceress, the skimpier the robes. I am a conservative-traditionalist that way.

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at February 13, 2013 11:18 PM (gmoEG)

122 I know some other moron* has 'helpfully' mentioned the ruins of Soviet/Warsaw Pact Communism. That is for the Gamma World game masters to make their 'modules'.

*By which I mean 'extremely helpful person who should just Shut-Up already and let me get in first'. Pointy-elbowed bastiges.

*ahem*

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at February 13, 2013 11:23 PM (gmoEG)

123 Posted by: ace at February 13, 2013 07:26 PM (LCRYB)

Ace - that is so late 18th-early19th century British nobility. Like building a folly.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Folly

Posted by: Mikey NTH - Pirate Scum of Umbar at February 13, 2013 11:26 PM (gmoEG)

124 >>>Went to the homepage for UndertheMountain.

Hey I don't really read the site-- I just plucked it off the first blog, saw it originally came from there, and gave credit. I only know he does Abandoned Places on Saturday because the post was called "Abandoned Places Saturday."

A credit is no endorsement!

But I suppose I should have checked... eh, I don't know if I should have. The picture came from there; it was strictly transactional, you know?

Posted by: ace at February 14, 2013 01:21 AM (LCRYB)

125 >>>Ace - that is so late 18th-early19th century British nobility. Like building a folly.

ah yeah, I picked up that word a year ago but forgot it... thanks for reminding me.

I think I got the meaning from Agatha Christie's Dead Man's Folly. About, yeah, a literal folly.

Posted by: ace at February 14, 2013 01:22 AM (LCRYB)

126 >>>New Survivor starts tonight. Fans vs. Favorites and they are bringing back the crazy man that helped Boston Rob win.

eff me I forgot, where were you at 7:59?

I'll find it on demand.

Posted by: ace at February 14, 2013 01:23 AM (LCRYB)

127

beautiful

Posted by: beach at February 14, 2013 09:15 AM (LpQbZ)

128 OK, I admit it. The first thing I thought of was "This would make for a great role playing game location." You got me.

Posted by: rechill at February 14, 2013 10:12 AM (IIRUt)

129 For more ruins, try Abandoned France. The gentleman is documenting as many ruins (from medieval onwards) as possible before they disappear. Don't miss his album on Oradour-sur-Glane. The Germans massacred 600+ villagers in retaliation for Resistance activities. The site is a memorial to the people who died.

Posted by: Shandiss at February 14, 2013 07:26 PM (4zbW1)






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