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Window-Washing in Honolulu

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Window-Washing in Honolulu


- Jamie - Friday, August 25th, 2006 : goo

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Maybe it's simply because i focus on architectural . It used to be urban decay, but now it's more rural. That's ok though. But there's a lot of abandonment in . It's all good photographic fodder.

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An house on a construction site, Mill Lane, Woodhall Spa. Unless it's a listed building it's not likely to be with us much longer

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The old and now abandoned (since 1983) bath house in Woodhall Spa. The sole reason the town came into existence.

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Both the town and Bath House have an interesting past. Woodhall Spa owes its beginnings to John Parkinson. He had three aims in life - to build a town, plant a forest and sink a coalmine. Just an ordinary fellow really! The town was built at nearby New Bolingbroke where a fine street of town houses can be seen.

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And speaking of New Bolingbroke, here's it's abandoned phonebox. An antique style red one.

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The forest was planted at Woodhall and is still enjoyed and the coal mine was also at Woodhall. By chance when the shaft reached 540 feet there was an inrush of water, the shaft had broached a spring.. There was coal too, and encouraged by his find John Parkinson continued to finance the project until his money ran out. In 1809 the abandoned shaft was covered with a metal cover. In 1812 it was noticed that the metal had changed colour and that the shaft had filled with water which overflowed.

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Tales began to spread about the healing powers of the waters and samples were sent away for analysis, The water was found to contain a high proportion of bromide and iodine only to be found in one other spa, in Bavaria. By 1834 a Pump Room, Bath House and hotel had been built and people came from far and wide to take the cure.. The use of the spa baths declined over the years and they finally closed in 1983, following the collapse of the well. The building are now boarded up and in a poor state of repair.

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Another abandoned house in Revesby, near The Other Boston

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I leave you with this abandoned pump thing i found just outside Mareham le Fen

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Susannah : 26th Aug 2006 - 22:46 GMT

Classic phone box.

aer suzuki: 19th Sep 2006 - 11:19 GMT

yeah that phone box is very dr. who...nice shots.

barry: 7th Oct 2006 - 23:58 GMT

Nice shots Jamie.

nunovo: 10th Sep 2007 - 10:20 GMT

great colours, and a nice bit of narrative to connect the photos.

suresh khati: 16th Sep 2009 - 04:42 GMT

on day one man is going on jungle and he saw one tiger ans he have one idea and he thought i am friendship with him suddanly tiger is comming near and he thought this is my fren he dont do any thing and tiger eat him and died

grace: 3rd May 2010 - 16:33 GMT

interesting article. theres a house in lincolnshire, it is large, empty and overgrown but i a, very very curious about it. i have researched as much as possible on the web but my efforts were futile. any ideas?

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