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Old July 22nd, 2011, 04:27 AM   #61
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Nice pictures!!! How u found it??
Some are mine! Others from Flickr. Thanks!
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Old July 24th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #62
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Kayaköy is an abandoned village in Agean part of Turkey.


I visited another Turkish ghost town recently, near Fethiye. The Greeks living in the Turkish town were kicked out during a Turkish/Greek war (unsure of the dates) and Turkish people simply did not want to move into houses once lived in by Greeks.


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Old July 24th, 2011, 06:20 PM   #63
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Two good sites on the subject:

http://www.jornmark.se/

http://creativedestruction.se/
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Old July 24th, 2011, 08:00 PM   #64
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FORDLANDIA - BRAZIL









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Old July 25th, 2011, 02:51 AM   #65
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:O never heard about it before
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Old July 25th, 2011, 05:44 PM   #66
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Good to see Fordlandia here!It was a grand project amid the Amazonic rain forest. If succeeded certainly would be a big town today. I'd like to see more recent pictures of the place now!
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Old July 25th, 2011, 08:37 PM   #67
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Bagan or Pagan, the former capital city of Myanmar (Burma):

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Bagan (Burmese: ပုဂံ; MLCTS: pu.gam, pronounced [pəɡàɴ]), formerly Pagan, is an ancient city in the Mandalay Division of Burma. Formally titled Arimaddanapura or Arimaddana (the City of the Enemy Crusher) and also known as Tambadipa (the Land of Copper) or Tassadessa (the Parched Land), it was the capital of several ancient kingdoms in Burma. It is located in the dry central plains of the country, on the eastern bank of the Ayeyarwady River, 90 miles (140 km) southwest of Mandalay.

The ruins of Bagan cover an area of 16 square miles (41 km2). The majority of its buildings were built in the 11th century to 13th century [...]
This city must have been a giant acient metropolis.




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http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-M0ouvrF3sA...gan_burma_.jpg


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http://the44diaries.files.wordpress....2010-bagan.jpg


http://www.oustravel.com/wp-content/...ganMyanmar.JPG


http://tourism-myanmar.com/images/bagan6.jpg
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Old July 25th, 2011, 09:02 PM   #68
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^ I absolutely adore this place. One of the most magnificent creations mankind has come up with.

What a sad thing Myanmar doesn't manage to bring this on UNESCO's list (or rather the other way around...).
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Old July 26th, 2011, 04:16 AM   #69
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Really fantastic! It´s unbeliveable that a city like that it´s not a Unesco World Heritage place.
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Old July 26th, 2011, 04:22 AM   #70
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Old July 26th, 2011, 11:10 AM   #71
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Really fantastic! It´s unbeliveable that a city like that it´s not a Unesco World Heritage place.
Well, Myanmar does not want do have tourist, right?
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Old July 26th, 2011, 04:55 PM   #72
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I visited another Turkish ghost town recently, near Fethiye. The Greeks living in the Turkish town were kicked out during a Turkish/Greek war (unsure of the dates) and Turkish people simply did not want to move into houses once lived in by Greeks.
Your pics are from Kayaköy too. The Greek population left the town due to population exchange agreement made in 1923. Turks left Greece and Greeks left Turkey, 2 million people moved from their houses at total.

Turkish government moved entire population of a Turkish village to there who left their village in mainland Greece . But the town is a South Agean town while the newcomers were Western Thracians. The weather and the general atmosphere of the town was not suitable for Turkish group so they decided to move from Kayaköy and they've placed in Northern parts of Turkey later. The town remained empty.

That's the small history of Kayaköy.

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Old July 27th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #73
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Scenic, South Dakota

Scenic once was a busy cowboy town, but today only eigth people live there.

Saloon


One of the two jails




And if you happen to own 799,000 $, you are actually able to buy this town, as seen in this article. I also got all the pictures from there.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 05:11 AM   #74
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I never hear about this town. Great!!!
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Old July 29th, 2011, 03:18 PM   #75
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Actually, I can't really think of any German ghost town. Though there might be some sort of, perhaps someone knows an example.
Although it's not technically a ghost town yet, I immediately thought of Kursdorf.

Kursdorf is a lovely small village surrounded by two Autobahns (A 14 and A 9), a highspeed railway track and the two runways of Leipzig/Halle Airport.

For inscrutable reasons, the population has severely decreased in the past decades. In the 50's over 500 people lived in Kursdorf, in 2009 only 37 were left and it is foreseeable that soon even the last people will move out of the village. Leipzig/Halle Airport is, by the way, one of the few German airports without comprehensive night flight restrictions.

Time for some pictures:

Aerial picture of Kursdorf

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Main street

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The church that has been renovated just 10 years ago

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Parts of Kursdorf have already been destroyed

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Town entrance

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Old July 29th, 2011, 03:57 PM   #76
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Wow! It stil looks livable.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 04:31 PM   #77
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64 million(!) living units that remain empty in China! That's almost as much as all of Germany offers.

That really is hard to grasp. The property bubble of China is going to be HUMONGOUS, to say the least.
This is a blatant lie. It is said to be 64 million uninhabited units that are the result of people moving out of country areas into urban areas. Those empty streets shown in the video are nothing else but a well constructed propaganda.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 06:24 PM   #78
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Sources or it didn't happen.
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Old July 29th, 2011, 06:45 PM   #79
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Try this:
http://www.businessinsider.com/chine...erblown-2011-6
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Wait, you are quoting a 'blogger' to prove your point? That's not a valid source.
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