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The Worst Tenants in the World (19 pics)

Posted by Raya in Random » Weird 21 Jun 2013   / 11099 views

This trusting couple rented out their house to strangers and have now come to regret it…
 

The Worst Tenants in the World

Awe-Inspiring Abandoned Places (39 pics)

Posted in Picdumps 28 Feb 2013   / 10747 views

Majestic ruins from around the world.

 

Awe-Inspiring Abandoned Places

State School in Ruins (38 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird 15 Oct 2012   / 6156 views

The Belchertown State School was an institution for the mentally deficient, first established in 1922. It has a very controversial history due to its poor treatment of patients and many reports of physical and sexual abuse of the people in their care. It was finally closed in 1992 once it became the target of a series of lawsuits.

 

State School in Ruins

Picture of the Day

Posted in Random » POTD 25 Jul 2011   / 2454 views

Flooded ruins of villa Epecuen in Argentina.

 

Picture of the Day

The Ruins of Once Famous Automobile Capital (25 pics)

Posted by djkirsh in Pictures 27 Dec 2010   / 14556 views

In the late 19 century, Detroit had its own industrial revolution. Strategically located along the Great Lakes waterway, Detroit emerged as a transportation hub. In 1896, a thriving carriage trade prompted Henry Ford to build his first automobile in a rented workshop on Mack Avenue.
In 1903, Henry Ford founded the Ford Motor Company and in 1913, Ford implemented a large-scale assembly line to manufacture the Model T automobile at his Highland Park plant. 
Detroit was even referred to as the Paris of the West for its architecture, and for Washington Boulevard, recently electrified by Thomas Edison.Ford's manufacturing—and those of automotive pioneers William C. Durant, the Dodge brothers, Packard, and Walter Chrysler—reinforced Detroit's status as the world's automotive capital.

The Ruins of Once Famous Automobile Capital

Detroit Ruins (12 pics)

Posted in Pictures 19 Jul 2010   / 11044 views

Burned houses and ruins make about 40 % of the city of Detroit. There are over 33,000 unused or abandoned buildings here right now. Dave Bing, the Mayor of Detroit, is planning to demolish about 10,000 homes in the next three years. He got the money from the Federal Budget for this purpose. Actually, the economical level of life in this American city is not very high. The unemployment rate here is 50 %, according to Mr. Bing, while this number is approximately 10 % across the USA.

 

Detroit Ruins (12 pics)

No Glamour but Dumped Theatres (36 pics)

Posted in Pictures 4 Feb 2010   / 4566 views

All theaters aren’t beautiful and well maintained.
Just a click and you can see some vacant theatres that seem to be screaming for a visit.


No Glamour but Dumped Theatres (36 pics)














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