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Cool pics of urban exploring, abandoned machines and stuff

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buzzer

2,937 posts

163 months

Saturday 1st October 2016
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A few pictures from last week when we visited Jerome Ghost town in Arizona. Best £4 I have spent in years! Great to sit on the porch and watch the humming birds feeding! Not so great to be startled by a rattle snake on the path!



















Hugh Jarse

2,923 posts

128 months

Saturday 4th February
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http://www.sveaskog.se/jakt-fiske-och-friluftsliv/...
Swedish forest that burnt 2 years ago, planes came up from Italy and France to assist.

Veeayt

2,462 posts

128 months

Wednesday 26th April
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A few pictures of Chernobyl by Victoria Ivleva, to commemorate the 31th anniversary of the disaster. Those are not tourist photos, she's actually been inside the destroyed 4th energy block in 1990, so that scenery has been seen by a few alive. The trivia is in Russian, but google translate is your friend.

https://takiedela.ru/2016/04/chaes/


pidsy

3,911 posts

80 months

Wednesday 26th April
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she has done some documentary work too. one of the few people allowed to get right into the interesting bits - it really is a fascinating place to visit.

rupert the dog

1,426 posts

140 months

Wednesday 26th April
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mrmaggit said:
You want to go there, then. When I went, I was there for about 20 minutes before I realised that there was no sound other than your own footsteps and those of other people to be heard, maybe a little conversation.

When you come out, you start to hear the birds singing again. I kid you not.
Just caught up with this thread, fascinating. We went to Oradour a couple of years ago, found it almost by chance. You visit with a mix of awe and horror. A real monument to how evil man can be.

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Finlandia

7,029 posts

154 months

Wednesday 26th April
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Hugh Jarse said:
Swedish forest that burnt 2 years ago
Just saw these pictures now, interesting. Is that the tractor that started the fire?

Driller

6,922 posts

201 months

Monday 8th May
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Two abandoned (Russian) space shuttles:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1494190659

Edited by Driller on Monday 8th May 14:04

Shakermaker

4,630 posts

23 months

Monday 8th May
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Driller said:
Two abandoned (Russian) space shuttles:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1494190659

Edited by Driller on Monday 8th May 14:04
I saw that the other day. I wasn't certain exactly how "real" that is... if it is, incredibly impressive stuff!

sc0tt

14,738 posts

124 months

Monday 8th May
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Shakermaker said:
Driller said:
Two abandoned (Russian) space shuttles:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1494190659

Edited by Driller on Monday 8th May 14:04
I saw that the other day. I wasn't certain exactly how "real" that is... if it is, incredibly impressive stuff!
Dr G said:

dudleybloke

13,676 posts

109 months

Monday 8th May
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https://youtu.be/pg12gFixXDE

Dudley Rail Tunnel.

Edited by dudleybloke on Monday 8th May 14:39

Shakermaker

4,630 posts

23 months

Monday 8th May
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sc0tt said:
Shakermaker said:
Driller said:
Two abandoned (Russian) space shuttles:

https://www.liveleak.com/view?i=af4_1494190659

Edited by Driller on Monday 8th May 14:04
I saw that the other day. I wasn't certain exactly how "real" that is... if it is, incredibly impressive stuff!
Dr G said:
Ah I didn't read the rest of this thread. The photos got shared on Facebook but I was worried that it may have been a bit cobbled together etc, though this looks much better now. Very cool indeed

maxdb

1,055 posts

80 months

Monday 8th May
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A few from Chernobyl I took this week:
























pidsy

3,911 posts

80 months

Monday 8th May
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Who ran your tour out there?

maxdb

1,055 posts

80 months

Monday 8th May
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pidsy said:
Who ran your tour out there?
I did it through SoloEast Travel.

pidsy

3,911 posts

80 months

Tuesday 9th May
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maxdb said:
pidsy said:
Who ran your tour out there?
I did it through SoloEast Travel.
dont suppose you had constantine as your guide? he's a really funny guy. we went with them last year, back again in a few months with a different group. was it weird not seeing the original reactor 4? just the huge shiny dome.

dudleybloke

13,676 posts

109 months

Tuesday 9th May
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maxdb

1,055 posts

80 months

Tuesday 9th May
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pidsy said:
dont suppose you had constantine as your guide? he's a really funny guy. we went with them last year, back again in a few months with a different group. was it weird not seeing the original reactor 4? just the huge shiny dome.
I think it was him, although I'm not great on names. It's the 1st time I've been - I didn't think the dome was too bad but it's surprising they managed to move something so big on rails:


llewop

2,776 posts

134 months

Wednesday 10th May
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maxdb said:
I think it was him, although I'm not great on names. It's the 1st time I've been - I didn't think the dome was too bad but it's surprising they managed to move something so big on rails:

nice picture of it in final position including at least one of the tilting panels.

It was moved with (unless they changed their minds later) 'strand jacks' or something like that, a lot of Teflon on the sliding faces and lots of checking to make sure both sides slid together! They also had practice as initially 1/2 of it was moved out the way to make room for the second half and then slid back slightly so they could be stitched together.

I think I've linked before in other threads to the EBRD video of the sliding, if not or anyone interested can't find it: google (or search engine of preference) 'EBRD' then Chernobyl and you should find a time lapse video of the move.

alfaben

136 posts

78 months

Wednesday 10th May
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llewop said:
nice picture of it in final position including at least one of the tilting panels.

It was moved with (unless they changed their minds later) 'strand jacks' or something like that, a lot of Teflon on the sliding faces and lots of checking to make sure both sides slid together! They also had practice as initially 1/2 of it was moved out the way to make room for the second half and then slid back slightly so they could be stitched together.

I think I've linked before in other threads to the EBRD video of the sliding, if not or anyone interested can't find it: google (or search engine of preference) 'EBRD' then Chernobyl and you should find a time lapse video of the move.
There was a good documentary on BBC about the new dome including a video of it being moved into position not a full on stop .

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08650s6

Well worth a watch!

dudleybloke

13,676 posts

109 months

Wednesday 10th May
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Any old iron.