Abandoned Places


Author: Tonino Guerra

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550710304

Category: Poetry

Page: 143

View: 5853

Tonino Guerra is best known for his work in film with directors that include Federico Fellini, Michelangelo Antonioni, the Taviani Brothers, and Andrey Tarkovsky. In this collection of poetry, Italian screenwriter and poet Tonino Guerra captures the harshness and the magic of a culture and language which have disappeared.

Abandoned Places: 60 stories of places where time stopped

Author: Richard Happer

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008165076

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 7819

Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay.

Urban Exploration Photography

A Guide to Shooting Abandoned Places

Author: Todd Sipes

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 013381694X

Category: Photography

Page: 60

View: 6972

In Urban Exploration Photography: A Guide to Shooting Abandoned Places, photographer Todd Sipes offers a great introduction to "UrbEx" shooting, with its focus on photographing abandoned man-made structures. Sipes begins with a focused discussion on preparation for this unique genre of photography, including what to bring, both photography-related and other (such as clothes and accessories). Then he dives into the "How to Shoot" chapter, which discusses how composition plays a role in UrbEx photos; the three major shooting styles in UrbEx photography; general guidelines for camera settings and gear; why you should bracket your shots; and how to approach shooting in the dark (including light painting, using flashes and gels, and using an intervalometer). Following that is the "What to Shoot" chapter, where Sipes discusses organic and synthetic elements present in the UrbEx environment (such as overgrowth, graffiti, paint, and machinery), as well as qualities of light to look for when shooting abandoned structures.

Abandoned Places

Author: Lesley Adkins,Roy A. Adkins

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781856278331

Category: Archaeology

Page: 127

View: 1192

In this book, the authors give carefully researched evidence of lost civilisations - lonely pillars, deserted buildings, the facade of what must have been an impressive building. The text is complemented with beautiful, evocative photographs

Abandoned places

Author: Henk van Rensbergen

Publisher: Lannoo Meulenhoff - Belgium

ISBN: 9401416095

Category: Photography

Page: N.A

View: 6562

Een fotografische kijk op vergankelijkheid. Verlaten plaatsen: de ruïnes van de moderne wereld.Abandoned Places 2 is de opvolger van het succesvolle eerste deel Abandoned Places. Henk van Rensbergen (Brussel, 1968) is Gezagvoerder op een Boeing 767. Terwijl zijn collega's aan het zwembad uitrusten, trekt hij op expeditie. Vandaag is hij wereldwijd bekend als fotograaf en 'urban explorer'. In verre steden zoekt hij naar verlaten ziekenhuizen, overgroeide industriële complexen, of door insijpelend water verteerde stadspaleizen: de ruïnes van de moderne wereld. Gewapend met statief en camera legt hij de vergane glorie en geheimen vast van deze abandoned places. Voor zijn tweede boek en bijhorende fototentoonstelling, bleef hij niet enkel in België, maar reisde hij ook naar New Jersey en Detroit, Noord-Frankrijk en voormalig Oost-Duitsland.

Abandoned Places

A Photographic Exploration of More Than 100 Worlds We Have Left Behind

Author: Kieron Connolly

Publisher: Abandoned

ISBN: 9781782743941

Category: Abandoned buildings

Page: 224

View: 7146

From forgotten railway stations to flooded shopping malls, from secret Cold War bunkers to radiation zones, Abandoned Places explores more than 100 fascinating lost worlds from all around the globe.

Abandoned Places

Author: Tarl Hoch

Publisher: FurPlanet Productions

ISBN: 9781614502067


Page: N.A

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Abandoned Places

60 Stories of Places Where Time Stopped

Author: Richard Happer

Publisher: Collins

ISBN: 9780008136598


Page: 264

View: 5195

Ghost towns, empty streets, crumbling ruins and lost empires this book reveals these and other deserted places. Many places featured were once populated and now sit unoccupied, modern day ruins, sitting in decay. Stories, facts and photographs of 60 beautiful and eerie abandoned places from throughout the world. Time has stopped and nature is taking resident in these places mainly due to natural disasters, war or economic reasons. Places include: Severely damaged by Hurricane Katrina, Six Flags Jazzland has been abandoned since. Several of the rides still stand, a testimony to the resilience of New Orleans. Shicheng in China has been under water for 53 years since the Xin'an River Hydro Plant flooded the area. The city was founded 1,300 years ago. Chernobyl was totally abandoned after the nearby nuclear disaster in 1986. Due to radiation, it has been left untouched ever since the incident and will be for many thousands of years into the future. Nature now rules the city in what resembles an apocalyptic movie. Poveglia is an island in the Venetian Lagoon which under the rule of Napoleon Bonaparte became a dumping ground for plague victims and later an asylum for the mentally ill. Plymouth was the capital of the island of Montserrat. The town was overwhelmed by volcanic eruptions starting in 1995 and was abandoned. St Kilda a remote Scottish Island may have been permanently inhabited for at least two millennia, the population probably never exceeding 180. The entire population was evacuated in 1930."

Abandoned Places


Author: Ray Bradbury

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781948182003

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Twenty-one writers embark on a tour of the lonely, the rejected and the uninhabited. Featuring stories of science fiction, fantasy and horror by rising new authors and classic tales by Ray Bradbury, Dashiell Hammett, Edgar Allan Poe and M. R. James.

Haunted Places in the American South

Author: Alan Brown

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 160473583X

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 271

View: 8623

Before Alan Brown wrote Haunted Places in the American South, only the locals knew what was lurking in these locations. Slamming doors, eerie lights, and Confederate soldiers' ghosts kept some folks too scared to talk with outsiders. Above Peavey Melody Music in Meridian, Mississippi, children may be heard giggling and running down an abandoned hallway that turns icy cold. At the Jameson Inn in Crestview, Florida, an apparition appears on surveillance tapes after filling the lobby with sweet-smelling cigar smoke. Seldom told and rarely--if ever--printed stories such as these join tales from haunted inns, mansions, forests, ravines, and prisons to create Haunted Places in the American South. The book collects ghost stories from fifty-five historically haunted sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Alan Brown gathered these stories from newspapers, magazines, museum directors, archaeologists, hotel managers, and many others who shared their disturbing experiences. Most of these stories have never appeared in book form, and some, such as the haunting of Peavey Melody Music, have never been published at all. Haunted Places in the American South differs from most other collections of southern ghost stories, for the featured sites include more than just haunted houses. Bridges, forts, governors' mansions, prisons, hotels, woods, theaters, cemeteries, and even a large rock are included as focal points for these tales. The book provides directions to the sites, notes, and a bibliography that will be useful to folklore scholars and to travelers seeking that cold and creepy brush with the supernatural. Alan Brown is a professor of English at the University of West Alabama. His books include Literary Levees of New Orleans, The Face in the Window and Other Alabama Ghostlore, and Shadows and Cypress: Southern Ghost Stories (University Press of Mississippi).

Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories

Appalachian Edition

Author: Sharon Day,Julie Ferguson

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781492840954

Category: Photography

Page: 126

View: 9051

The second in the popular Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories series, this Appalachian Edition takes the reader to a vastly different location than the previous Desert Edition. Julie Ferguson captured a wide variety of abandoned sites in Appalachia in stunning photographs. Sharon Day performed a psychic read on each location to write emotionally-gripping vignettes of a person's life. Even though these locations are long since abandoned, there is still life within, information awaiting a psychic sensitive to bring them to life again with her touch. The book contains many bonus sections, as well, such as why cemeteries are haunted, tips on urban exploration and photography, the beautiful region of Appalachia, a bonus read on an abandoned stuffed animal in a cemetery, and tips on what it's like to perform psychometry (psychic reading elicited by touching an object). Once these visions are in the reader's mind, it will be as hard to let them go as it is for the psychic.

Forgotten on the Kennebec

Abandoned Places and Quirky People

Author: David Fiske

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781496111050

Category: History

Page: 66

View: 4081

A look at places along Maine's Kennebec River that were once scenes of human activity, but now abandoned. Included are Fort Popham and its overlooked companion, Fort Baldwin; the deserted village of Perkins, on Swan Island; and the stately stone buildings of the Federal arsenal at Augusta. Some of the inhabitants of these sites are profiled: a careeer army sergeant who went to prison for killing a college student; a quirky doctor whos family resided on a picturesque island; and an army ordnance expert, whose family experienced a tragedy at Augusta, Maine. Designed to encourage visits to the sites by readers, driving directions and a walking guide are included for each "ghost town." Includes full-color photographs, taken by the author.

Haunted Places in Singapore-The Stories Behind Those Paranormal Activities

Author: Vo Quynh Yen

Publisher: Yen

ISBN: 1329096835


Page: N.A

View: 357

Every country has its fair share of horror stories and hauntings. Singapore is no exception. If you are the one who is fascinated about ghost stories and scary experiences, read on to find out about the most haunted places in this small country. Behind every haunting, there is almost always a tragic incident that makes the spirit trapped in its current state.

Haunted Places

The National Directory: Ghostly Abodes, Sacred Sites, UFO Landings, and Other Supernatural Locations

Author: Dennis William Hauck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440673225

Category: Reference

Page: 496

View: 7989

In almost every town in America there are places where strange things happen. The perfect companion to The International Directory of Haunted Places, this revised and updated edition of Haunted Places is both a fascinating and unusual travel guide as well as an indispensable casebook for those interested in the paranormal. From buildings and parks believed to have resident ghosts and poltergeists to areas where Bigfoot or UFO sightings are most frequently reported, Haunted Places will lead you to more than 2,000 sites of paranormal activity across the United States. Organized alphabetically by state, each entry is referenced to an extensive bibliography of sources-with descriptions, addresses, phone numbers, Web sites, and travel directions provided for all locations.

World War II Abandoned Places

Author: Michael Kerrigan

Publisher: Amber Books

ISBN: 9781782745495

Category: Historic sites

Page: 224

View: 378

This title explores more than 100 bunkers, pillboxes, submarine bases, forts, and gun emplacements from the North Sea to Okinawa. Included are defensive structures, such as the Maginot Line on France's eastern border with Germany, Germany's own western and eastern border defences, and the Atlantic Wall, the German-built bunkers and pillboxes on the coast from Denmark down to Brittany.

Vacant America

Abandoned and Vacant Places

Author: Tracy Amos

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 149318802X

Category: Photography

Page: 42

View: 5552

Mysterious, slightly fearsome, empty and abandoned places...real structures that have fallen into disrepair and decay...long since abandoned. These pictures tell their own stories of these structures as they once were.