“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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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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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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New Plymouth, NZ, Jan 1st 2016: Images from the exterior of the recently completed Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth, Taranaki. Unfortunately being New Years Day it wasn’t open, dammit- next time… Leonard Charles Huia “Len” Lye (5 July 1901 – 15 May 1980), was a Christchurch, New Zealand-born artist known primarily for his experimental […]
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Wat Nokor, Kompong Cham, Cambodia, October 2015: A short video exploring the strange fusion temple complex of Banteay Prey Nokor. The original 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine has been added onto over the centuries and incorporated into a bewildering and sprawling complex of wat’s and stupa’s. However it was a very peaceful visit with not another […]
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Ephesus, Turkey, 2005: On my second visit to Turkey in late 2005, I visited the ancient ruins & tourist mecca of Ephesus. I was in the area staying in nearby Selçuk so it was rude not to check out this historically important 3000 year old city- despite the tourist hoards. Ephesus was an ancient Greek city near the coast of […]
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Christchurch, NZ, April 2015: This was my first visit to Christchurch since the February 22nd 2011 earthquake that devastated New Zealand’s third largest city. It was a surreal experience, the centre around Cathedral Square was mostly unrecognizable, apart from the iconic Christchurch Cathedral.
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A short film exploring a strategic century old fort in Wellington. Hopefully in the future the fort can be restored, so it can be enjoyed by everyone, not just taggers, street artists and the occasional urban explorer.
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