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08-23-2018, 09:43 AM - 5 Likes   #1
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Buildings past their best

I thought some of you might be interested in a thread that records our industrial and commercial legacy - faded structures that may never have been intended to be anything other than utilitarian. Some of the buildings I have shot are no longer standing, so it can also be a record of the past.

This one was demolished just last week:



A few more already on my flickr account and previously posted elsewhere:







I'll see what the response is like and search my file\s for some more. Looking forward to your contributions!

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Interesting idea. I personally like farms, so I've been thinking of documenting their destruction as Ottawa grows... This is great though
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Great thread! Subscribed, and will be photo hunting this weekend, in order to post some in this thread.

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QuoteOriginally posted by IgorZ Quote
Interesting idea. I personally like farms, so I've been thinking of documenting their destruction as Ottawa grows... This is great though
Thanks Igor - we already have a "barns" thread so I don't want to impinge on that, though one of my pics shows a building that was I think used to store produce, and grain elevators (not so much in Ottawa) will also be welcome!

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This was in the single in. An ironmongers called "the lile tool shop" now the lile derelict eyesore

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Once a wallpaper factory, always a ............oh!

Fantastic thread suggestion
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A former soap factory





An apartment above a convenience store - now under redevelopment.

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This one looks interesting in the sunset, when the shadows reveal how the outside panels curled. Maybe shot on portra 160?

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and here I present my attempt at making abstract art using a decayed wall



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The old French School,Don Khon,Laos.

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An old lumber mill.





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Greenalgh castle, Garstang Lancs
Thomas Stanley, 1st Earl of Derby had the castle built in 1490 to provide defence for his estates around Garstang. The land on which the castle was built is said to be a gift to Stanley from his stepson Henry Tudor for his assistance in defeating Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth.

The castle stood on a small area of raised ground, about 35 yards (32 m) square and was rectangular with towers 24 yards (22 m) square at each corner. It was constructed of rubble and sandstone with angle quoins. The entrance was to the east on higher ground and there was probably a moat in the lower ground surrounding the castle.[1]

During the English Civil War the castle was garrisoned by James Stanley, 7th Earl of Derby in support of Charles I. It was one of the last two Royalist strongholds in Lancashire to succumb following a bitter siege during 1644/45 by Oliver Cromwell's forces. The other was Lathom.[1] The garrison at Greenhalgh Castle eventually surrendered in May 1645 provisional on their being granted safe conduct to return to their homes unharmed. Thereafter, demolition teams partially destroyed the castle to ensure that it could not be used again for military purposes. Following continued deterioration of the ruins, the only remain of the original four towers is the lower portion of one. Many of the local farmhouses, including the neighbouring Castle Farm which was built in the 17th century, have incorporated the stones from the castle ruins into their buildings
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Part of a building at least

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Death of the Hereford Building

In downtown KC, the Hereford Building had to be knocked down for a new hotel.
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Defense tower nr. 15 "Luitgarde" of Archduke Maximilian's Fortification of Linz

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