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Urbanista #9 Cement Plant Conveyor

The upper part of the Cement Conveyor is build over 3 supporting concrete pylons. The belt line is from covered type and in very good condition. The line stopped production in 2012.

Some small trees plantation can be found inside the conveyor pipe – next to the connecting points. Strong winds hitting the structure most Continue reading

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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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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 #4 The Abandoned resort Varosha(Famagusta) in Cyprus

Varosha is an abandoned southern quarter of the Cypriot city of Famagusta. Prior to the Turkish invasion of Cyprus in 1974, it was the modern tourist area of the city, and one of the most important tourist destinations in the world. Its inhabitants fled during the invasion, when it came under Turkish control, and it has remained abandoned and under the occupation of the Turkish Armed Forces ever since. As of 2016, the quarter continues to be uninhabited and is described as a ghost town. Entry is forbidden to the public. 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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Urbanista #2 Catacombs in Paris

Catacombs_20150531 (12)We sharing our photos from our last creepy visit in Paris. Enjoy!

The Catacombs of Paris or Catacombes de Paris are underground ossuaries in Paris, France. Located south of the former city gate (the “Barrière d’Enfer” at today’s Place Denfert-Rochereau), the ossuaries hold the remains of about six million people and fill a renovated section of caverns and tunnels that are the remains of historical stone mines, giving it its reputation as “The Continue reading

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Urbanista #1 Abandoned part of Corbera de Ebro-77 years after the “Battle of Ebro”

Corbera-de-Ebro-26We visited Port Vell and Corbera de Ebro last weekend. It is exactly 77 years after the battle for Ebro-The bloodiest battle during 2 years long civil war. This town was completely destroyed during  25 July–16 November 1938 and although the lower part of the town was rebuilt, the upper part, known as Poble Vell (Old Town), including the old church on the hill, has been kept as a reminder.

The town has one of the five information center Continue reading

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