Black Palace

“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 Ghost Tower

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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Arctocephalus

Wellington, New Zealand, today: Had a close encounter with this gang of young local males today. They were your usual hairy, lazy, good for nothing bachelors. One barked at me when I got too close. By strange coincidence, an elderly man was attacked in New Plymouth today (400km Nth West) by a young male seal- […]

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Institute

Heretaunga, Wellington, NZ, January 2012:  The former Central Institute of Technology campus is now virtually abandoned, it’s buildings in a state of decline… CIT amalgamated with Hutt Polytechnic in 2001 to become WelTec. The campus had beds for at least 500, the rooms looked like they were just vacated… I’m unsure of it’s current status, […]

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Shed

Taranaki, NZ, Dec 2011: An old abandoned milking shed in South Taranaki. The market demands bigger, better and more efficient milking sheds for New Zealand’s “white gold”…   Canon EOS 30D/Sigma 24-70 2.8  

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