Village Valle Piola, Torricella Sicura, Teramo, Italy

by pizzodisevo, a view of Village Valle Piola, Torricella Sicura, Teramo, Italy

Valle Piola is a deserted village in the province of Teramo, in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. It is part of the municipality of Torricella Sicura. Having been abandoned in 1977, all that remains are 9 abandoned houses, a church, and the ruins of a shepherds’ shelter. The village has recently received renewed interest from the Gran Sasso and Monti della Laga National Park authorities with the aim of restoring and revitalizing the village and its environs.

by pizzodisevo, a view of Village Valle Piola, Torricella Sicura, Teramo, Italy

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House of Artists, Garibaldi 89/A, Brera, Milan, Italy

by Grazia Ippolito, a frontal view of the House of Artists

The history of this building, known as “Casa degli Artisti”, literally House of Artists, is one of the best we’ve ever talked about, it’s a story of art and passion that deeply touches the heart of sensible people, so I believe you’ll love it!
Everything starts in the beginning of the last century, when the Bogani’s brothers decided to build an house for artists, a place where painters, sculptors, photographers and others could work in a comfortable environment and share ideas with each other, an attraction pole for intellectuals and artists, the source of a cultural debate for the whole city.

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Corso Garibaldi 89, Milan | 15 april 2011, h 20:30

Ridiamo vita agli edifici abbandonati con la potenza della luce di 1000 flash

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Gli edifici abbandonati sono ovunque, sono esseri dimenticati all’interno delle nostre città: durante una settimana importante per Milano come il Salone del Mobile vogliamo ridare vita, anche solo per pochi secondi, ad un edificio che si trova in una zona molto alla moda, corso Garibaldi.

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[im]possible living e Criticalcity Upload vi aspettano venerdì 15 aprile 2011 alle ore 20:30 in corso Garibaldi 89, muniti di macchina fotografica con flash: alle 21 illumineremo insieme il mondo abbandonato!

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[Im]possible living è un sito di croudsourcing che sta costruendo il più grosso database mondiale di edifici abbandonati e fornisce strumenti per far cooperare le persone che vogliono ridare una vita a questi edifici con idee, progetti e investimenti!

CriticalCity Upload è il primo pervasive game italiano di trasformazione urbana, completamente gratuito, con 3000 giocatori sparsi in tutto il mondo, e quasi 5000 esecuzioni svolte, un modo nuovo di vedere sè stessi e la propria città, giocare a cambiare il mondo divertendosi, conoscendo nuove persone, spegnendo il computer e portando la creatività nelle strade.

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Oradour-sur-Glane, Limousin region, France

by Ian, a view of Oradour-sur-Glane,Limousin region, France

Oradour-sur-Glane (Occitan: Orador de Glana) is a commune in the Haute-Vienne department in the Limousin region in west-central France.
The original village was destroyed on 10 June 1944, when 642 of its inhabitants, including women and children, were massacred by a German Waffen-SS company. A new village was built after the war on a nearby site and the original has been maintained as a memorial.

by mksfca, a view of Oradour-sur-Glane,Limousin region, France

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Kings Park Psychiatric Center, New York, US

by Doug Kerr, a view of Kings Park Psychiatric Center, Long Island, New York, USA

The Kings Park Psychiatric Center, known by Kings Park locals simply as ‘The Psych Center’, is a former state-run psychiatric hospital located in Kings Park, New York. It operated from 1885 until 1996, when the State of New York closed the facility down, either releasing its few remaining patients or transferring them to the still-operational Pilgrim Psychiatric Center.

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Carabanchel Prison, Madrid, Spain

by Laura, a view of Carabanchel Prison, Madrid, Spain

Carabanchel Prison was constructed by political prisoners after the Spanish Civil War between 1940 and 1944 in the Madrid’s neighbourhood of Carabanchel. It was one of the biggest prisons in Europe until its closure in 1998. The structure followed the panopticon model devised by Jeremy Bentham in 1785.
During General Francisco Franco’s regime (1936–1975) the prison hosted a large community of political prisoners, which included relevant members of democratic and leftist political parties and union leaders. Notable inmates included Marcelino Camacho (leader of the Communist clandestine union Comisiones Obreras) and the rest of top-rank members of it imprisoned as a result of the Process 1001, Julián Ariza (member also of the same union), Nicolás Redondo (leader of Workers’ General Union), Eduardo Saborido, Simón Sánchez Montero (Communist leader, who server 25 years in prison), José María Ruiz Gallardón (monarchist opponent to the dictatorship and father of the current Mayor of Madrid Alberto Ruiz Gallardón), Nicolás Sartorius, Ramón Tamames, Enrique Múgica and Enrique Curiel (Communist activists), Miguel Boyer (Socialist activist and a minister later), Fernando Sánchez-Dragó, Miguel Gila, Fernando Savater, Fernando Arrabal, CNT member Luís Andrés Edo and would-be Franco assassins Stuart Christie and Fernando Carballo Blanco. After Franco’s death, only common criminals and terrorists belonging to the Basque terrorist group ETA and other paramilitary groups remained.

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Wiluna Gold Mine, Wiluna State, Australia

by Philip Schubert, a view of Wiluna Gold Mine, Wiluna State, Australia

The Wiluna Gold Mine is an active gold mine in Western Australia near the town of Wiluna. The mine was active from 1984 till its closure in 2007, when it was put into care and maintenance, and again since late 2008.
After commissioning from its recent upgrade the mine should have resumed full operations before the end of 2008; however, delays in the comissoning had forced the owner, APEX Minerals, to raise more money and postpone this date. The company announced on 5 March 2009 that full production had resumed.
The mine is located on the native title of the Ngaanyatjarra aboriginal people.

On 27 January, APEX announced a trading halt for the purpose of yet another capital raising, an asset sale and a restructuring.

Text from Wikipedia, Wiluna Gold Mine


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Concrete Round house, Logan, Ohio, United States

by Don O’Brien, a view of Round house, Logan, Ohio, United States

The Logan Roundhouse, also known as Stewart’s Folly – is likely the oddest structure in the small Ohio town of Logan. The design, lacking in flat surfaces or corner, has a very low wind resistance. Concrete walls further enhance the durability to withstand extreme weather such as tornadoes or hurricanes. This building was to be a prototype for others along coastlines and Tornado Alley.
The shell construction began in 1971 and was completed in 1973. The walls are 8 inches thick at the base, and 5 inches thick in the walls. Two floors, a basement with garage, and a porch were constructed. The house was never completed, nor was it ever wired for electricity .Today it stands empty.

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Kayakoy Ghost Town, Turkey

by Chris Parfitt, a view of Kayakoy Ghost Town, Turkey

Kayaköy, or Levissi as it was known to its former inhabitants, was a Greek town until 1923, when, after the multinational Ottoman Empire drew to close, governments of Greece and Turkey concluded on a population exchange to become nation states ethnically homogenous as much as possible on the basis of Treaty of Lausanne.

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Highgate tube station, London, UK

by Hywel Williams, a view of Highgate tube station, Highgate, London, UK

Highgate tube station is a London Underground station on Archway Road, Highgate, not far from Highgate Village in north London. It is on the High Barnet branch of the Northern Line, between Archway and East Finchley, in Travelcard Zone 3.
The present low-level station was built in the late 1930s as part of London Underground’s Northern Heights plan. It is just part of the planned station but the advent of the Second World War postponed parts of the project and eventually led to its cancellation. The low-level station was built directly below the existing high-level London & North Eastern Railway (LNER) station.

Text from Wikipedia, Highgate tube station


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