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Urbanista #8 Abandoned Caserna del Carrabiners

The first building from the headquarters was built in 1844. Sponsored by Royal “Carrabiners” this Guard post has been used for monitoring the coast line sailing, and preventing contraband of tobacco. The climate in the area during this period was reason for malaria and tuberculoses.
The main plan of the buildings include 3 main blocks, connected in square and one side from Continue reading

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Urbanista #7 Abandoned Casa de Semafor

The House of the signals is abandoned building from XIX century. Good choice for half day trip or picnic, because it is located inside reserve od Delta del Llobregat. You can combine it with visit to Caserna dels Carrabiners which is 150 meters away.Access is free and save because the building has been renovated into park Mirador(Watch Tower).

Build on massive 3 meters stone blocks to resist sea power it has been used for naval navigation and for early informing for contraband ships.

It used to communicate by flag signals with the Continue reading

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Urbanista #6 Dachau Concentration camp

1933-few weeks after Adolf Hitler were elected for Reich Chancellor, a concentration camp for political prisoners was set up in Dachau(German town of the same name – 10 miles Northwest of Munich).

The first prisoners arrived in Dachau on March 22, 1933, two days after the acting Munich Chief of Police and Reichsführer SS Heinrich Himmler announced the camp’s creation.

During the first year, the camp held about 4,800 prisoners and by 1937 the number had risen to 13,260. Initially the internees consisted primarily of German Communists, Continue reading

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Peruvian Mysteries #1 The Head of The Inca

sacred-valley_smallThere are thousands of secret structures, underground tunnels, temples and hidden paths in one of most visited and interesting place in Peru – The Sacred Valley. They still remain untouched and somehow resist of the vast amount of tourist crossing it every day. The Valley is also called Urubamba Valley because of the great river ofUrubamba. It is situated over the mountains North from Cuzco in the heart of the Inca’s Empire, and it connects Continue reading

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How far I can drive after my petrol light is ON for “Empty”

a2c53412988-sSometimes, strange discomfort can be noticed in the car, when you see the little light in your petrol popped on warning and you are in traffic jam or outside in the middle of nowhere? Do you start telling yourself that “… one day I will read all these manuals from the front seat car storage drawer and will remember the distance I can drive with light ON…”?

If these questions are your regular driving companion you need to clear this once forever for your car brand and model and make it clear because when you Continue reading

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Urbanista #5 Kormakitis’ abandoned elementary school in Cyprus

kormakitis 1950Hidden on the North-West of Island of Cyprus, one small village, still keep memories of what happened around 40 years ago. Until the Turkish invasion of 1974, the town of Kormakitis was known as a center of Maronite culture, but according to United Nations estimates only 165 Maronites remained in Northern Cyprus in 2001. The village school was constructed in 1962, and it was able to enroll 210 students and employ seven Continue reading

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Urbanista #3 The Abandoned funicular at Palau Nacional de Montjuic-Barcelona

Funicular at palau nacional

Strange ruins can be found if you visit Montjuic hill in Barcelona, Spain. The one which attracted us is situated from the north stairways leading to National Palace in Barcelona. My searches in Internet weren’t leading to anything useful except links to galleries with photos from the abandoned amusement park in Montjuic from the 70’s.

And one day I saw old b&w photo of some crazy Disneyland like composition under the ancient  shade of the palace. When i googled again with adding Continue reading

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