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  1. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    18 Jun '09 19:22
    Some interesting pictures of abandoned places:
    http://www.dirjournal.com/info/abandoned-places-in-the-world/
  2. 18 Jun '09 22:39
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Some interesting pictures of abandoned places:
    http://www.dirjournal.com/info/abandoned-places-in-the-world/
    some of those images are extraordinary, thank you Palynka for sharing this site, it is definitely worth a visit, reminds me of some of the dereliction in Glasgow during the nineteen seventies, which i can vaguely remember, but not in such a scale.
  3. 18 Jun '09 23:30
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Some interesting pictures of abandoned places:
    http://www.dirjournal.com/info/abandoned-places-in-the-world/
    Awesome! I've always been macabrely fascinated with Pripyat and would very much like to visit it one day.
  4. 19 Jun '09 00:49
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Some interesting pictures of abandoned places:
    http://www.dirjournal.com/info/abandoned-places-in-the-world/
    excellent site.
  5. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    19 Jun '09 06:08
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Some interesting pictures of abandoned places:
    http://www.dirjournal.com/info/abandoned-places-in-the-world/
    Excellent. I love this sort of thing. I'm particularly fascinated by abandoned (out of service) subway tunnels. There's a cool site with a lot of interesting pics. I'll try to post here if I can find it.
  6. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    19 Jun '09 06:35
    Originally posted by trev33
    excellent site.
    Some of them appear to have been sourced from here:
    http://bldgblog.blogspot.com/
  7. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    19 Jun '09 06:36
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Excellent. I love this sort of thing. I'm particularly fascinated by abandoned (out of service) subway tunnels. There's a cool site with a lot of interesting pics. I'll try to post here if I can find it.
    This one? http://www.subbrit.org.uk/
  8. Standard member Blackamp
    Death
    19 Jun '09 07:13 / 3 edits
    brilliant! thanks. i wonder if Prypyat and its Exclusion Zone were an inspiration for Tarkovsky's Stalker? Nah, since Stalker came out in '79 and Chernobyl didn't happen til '86. But if the dates were right, i'm sure people would insist it must have been an influence. One of my favourite films, BTW.

    the Gulkanjima photos reminded me of the science fiction of JG Ballard.

    EDIT: i'm trying to imagine what fiction written by William Burroughs and set in Kowloon Walled City would have been like...
  9. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    19 Jun '09 08:00
    Originally posted by Blackamp
    brilliant! thanks. i wonder if Prypyat and its Exclusion Zone were an inspiration for Tarkovsky's Stalker? Nah, since Stalker came out in '79 and Chernobyl didn't happen til '86. But if the dates were right, i'm sure people would insist it must have been an influence. One of my favourite films, BTW.

    the Gulkanjima photos reminded me of the scienc ...[text shortened]... iction written by William Burroughs and set in Kowloon Walled City would have been like...
    Indeed, World Literature is crying out for a Chinese Burroughs. 'No glot, clom Fliday'.
  10. 19 Jun '09 08:22
    Originally posted by Blackamp
    brilliant! thanks. i wonder if Prypyat and its Exclusion Zone were an inspiration for Tarkovsky's Stalker? Nah, since Stalker came out in '79 and Chernobyl didn't happen til '86. But if the dates were right, i'm sure people would insist it must have been an influence. One of my favourite films, BTW.

    the Gulkanjima photos reminded me of the scienc ...[text shortened]... iction written by William Burroughs and set in Kowloon Walled City would have been like...
    But S.T.A.L.K.E.R. the computer game uses Tarkovsky's work as a basis and sets it in Prypiat.

    Call of Duty 4 also has a level set in Prypiat which is unbelievably well constructed: http://warriornation.net/Forum/showthread.php?t=369458
  11. Standard member Blackamp
    Death
    19 Jun '09 14:00
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    Indeed, World Literature is crying out for a Chinese Burroughs. 'No glot, clom Fliday'.
    <sigh> yes, always the wait
  12. Standard member Blackamp
    Death
    19 Jun '09 14:03
    Originally posted by Starrman
    But S.T.A.L.K.E.R. the computer game uses Tarkovsky's work as a basis and sets it in Prypiat.
    i've heard of that, but haven't actually played it. does it feature an abundance of desolate landscapes and menacing atmosphere but barely anything actually happening, like the film?
  13. Standard member Raven69
    Different
    19 Jun '09 16:27
    Originally posted by Palynka
    Some interesting pictures of abandoned places:
    http://www.dirjournal.com/info/abandoned-places-in-the-world/
    Great site. There is something eerily beautiful about those places.
  14. 19 Jun '09 17:09
    Originally posted by Blackamp
    i've heard of that, but haven't actually played it. does it feature an abundance of desolate landscapes and menacing atmosphere but barely anything actually happening, like the film?
    Yes to landscapes and atmosphere, but whilst there's tons of walking across these barren wastelands, it is also part tactical shooter. Mind you the atmosphere informs everything, even the other mercenaries you meet are vague, disaffected and rarely hang around in more than groups of two or three. It is a truly awesome game, one of my top 5 of all time.
  15. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    19 Jun '09 20:22
    Originally posted by Starrman
    Call of Duty 4 also has a level set in Prypiat which is unbelievably well constructed: http://warriornation.net/Forum/showthread.php?t=369458
    Very cool. Almost makes me want to restart gaming.