“Quarantined”- an appropriately themed video in these strange days we are living in. Filmed and edited in early 2014- it was shot on location on nearby Matiu/Somes Island in Wellington Harbour- which was used as a quarantine facility for well over a century. “Its use as a quarantine facility began with the arrival of The […]
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Exploring the abandoned “Ho Thuy Tien” water park (by bicycle) near Hue city (Vietnam) recently.
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“Black Palace” (Damnak Sla Khmao) was a little summer palace of King Sihanouk, abandoned sometime in the late 1960’s or early 1970’s. It’s located on Bokor Hill Station in southern Cambodia. The “Palace” itself is not on a grand scale, but the overall spectaular location and many outer buildings must have been fairly impressive in […]
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Off the tracks on the semi-legal “Bamboo Railway” near Battambang, Cambodia.
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The former Magdalene Asylum “Marycrest” on the Kapiti coast near Wellington from a few years ago. It is now finally under new ownership. New videos/photos hopefully forthcoming. More information here.
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Wellington, April 2016: This large (by NZ standards) former tertiary institute expired at around the same time this Kodak Ektar 64T film did. And just like this 35mm expired film, it is apparently getting another lease of life. There are new owners and supposedly new occupants- but the only life we saw were some homies running their dogs (who tried […]
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Bokor, Cambodia, October 2015: Exploring the ruin of the French colonial era Bokor Casino Hotel in Cambodia. The Casino was fought over by the invading/liberating Vietnamese forces and the murderous Khmer Rouge from 1979 onward. Due to it’s strategic place and size on Bokor plateau it was invaluable to either side to gain an advantage over […]
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Bangkok, Thailand, October 2015: The Sathorn Unique (aka the Ghost Tower) is a 185 meter 49 story unfinished skyscaper in downtown Bangkok near the Chao Phraya river. The proposed luxury condominium tower was designed and developed by prominent architect and real estate developer Rangsan Torsuwan. By 1997 construction was estimated to be 80–90 percent complete when the Asian financial […]
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Bokor Hill Station, Cambodia, October 2015: This former French colonial era church (circa 1920) has been abandoned since the Khmer Rouge took over the country in 1975 and began their systematic slaughter. During the Vietnamese invasion of the late 1970’s it was used as a base (like the nearby Bokor Casino) by both sides in the fight […]
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