Album Rusty, Crusty, Old, and Abandoned

Q-see

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I have some more old stuff for you guys, this one is from 2015, also in Croatia.
It's called Otok Sveti Grgur. In English it would be called island of saint Gregory.
It was a womens prison in communist Yugoslavia from 1948 to 1988.
We visited this island in the course of a boat tour (which continued to Goli Otok, another prison island, but I will talk about that one later).
A triangle shaped patch caught my eye, as we approached. The purpose of this thing was to collect rainwater.
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It looks so friendly that you wouldn't think this ws a prison.
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The powerplant
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Another building
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The exhaust looked interesting, so I had to see what's inside.
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A scavanged generator
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And the remains of controls
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But the nicest thing was the heart of the power plant, the engine.
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Timing gears
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Crankcase
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Too much play?
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The air filter is just a slotted tube.
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Some kind of pump.
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Another rotor
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There was more to explore but unfortunately we didn't have enough time, that's the downside of boat tours.
As we sailed on, we passed several lookouts.
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And our next destination ws already in sight.
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To be continued...
 
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Jackson

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An old cabin in Montana. It was carried downstream on the flooded Madison River when the earthquake struck in 1959. Growing up, we always referred to this one as the "Crooked Cabin." This was taken in 2011. It collapsed completely a few years ago.
 

b.stark

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An old wagon on my place, slowly falling back into the earth.

 

Q-see

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And here comes the next prison island.
Like Sveti Grgur, Goli Otok (Barren Island) was a prison island but for men. It was also known as "Croatian Alcatraz".
More info on Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goli_Otok

We left Grgur and sailed along its coast, Goli Otok already in sight.
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It didn't look very promising at this point, just some derelict buildings and a quarry in the background.
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Some more buildings...
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Seems to be a popular place...
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This building looks interesting but we didn't have enough time to explore.
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Welcome sign.
There's a small port where the boat moored and where we had lunch in a very touristic restaurant (how surprising :). I think it was included with the cruise but in hindsight, we'd been better off if we skipped that and used the time to explore the facility.
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There seems to be a workshop up there.
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This house seemed to be empty so we moved on.
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That's the worksop we've seen before.
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It gets more interesting...
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Not much inside, unfortunately.
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The only halfway interesting thing was this old compressor.
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There was at least some rusty stuff...
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I like the safe...
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And the shattered beams.
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It was VERY hot and my family din't want to do more exploring, so I didn't go up the street.
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But I found enough things to look at in the vicinty.
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This was a mechanical workshop. I love the rusty pieces.
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Like on Sveti Grur, I could have spent much more time here but family holiday is family holiday.
 

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And now I want to show you my favourite thing.
I have always found the DC3 the most beautiful airplane. It is so well proportioned and the sound is awesome!
For the same reason, I like the C47 as well.
In 2016, when we traveled through Austria, Slovenia and Croatia, we planned to visit the Plitvice lakes. Of course did I explore the region in Google earth, as I always do, and there I found it. I have known before that there must be an abandoned plane on an old air base, close to the bosnian border but I dind't know the exact location. Now it was clear that I had to see it.
Fortunately I could convince the rest of the family to visit the plane and it was well worth it.
After Plitvice being such a tourist hell, I was happy to drive through rural area.
And that's how the ride looked:
It's funny that you can park right in front of it.
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It has suffered a bit.
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People have already sawn off propeller blades for souvenirs.
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My son and I decided to go inside. We were carefully watching our steps, as there might still be mines around, therefore we took only well used trails.
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Nice patina.
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The covering of the vertical stabilizer has long gone...
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... the same happened to the ailerons.
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From there it was quite a long ride back to the highway. After we stopped at Rastoke, a nice little town with many waterfalls, we drove through a sparsely populated area where nice little villages alternated with remains of the Yugoslavian war.
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That was it, thanks for watching.
 

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I found this cabin in the Thompson Divide near Carbondale. There were few nails, some square cut, so quite possibly it is at least 120 years old, maybe older. There was an old wood cooking stove from the 40's outside. Old log wall construction has been kind of an obsession with me over the years, and this one is quite unique. To begin with, the corner joint has the notch at the edge, and then alternates. Usually the notch is in the center, and it is hardly ever flat, usually dovetailed. Square cut logs are not common, and to top it off there was little, if any chinking between the logs. 120 years old and there were no gaps between the logs. True craftsman built this little building. Sorry for the lengthy description, like I said, it is an obsession.

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Unusual corner joint:


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I feel rusty, crusty and old these days.

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kwc

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Found this old truck while exploring the remains of the Foxlair estate with friends

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nature taking over
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note how the clutch and brake pedals are labeled

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We guessed that this truck was from the 1920s
 

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I suppose this qualifies. . . :)

Found on the hike in to Heart Lake in Yellowstone -- set it up on a log to grab/pack out during the return but someone else snagged it by the time we headed back.

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From our August trip to Maine ... the remains of the Eagle Lake and West Branch Railroad.
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This short railroad existed from 1927 to 1933, carrying pulpwood from Eagle Lake to Umbazooksus Lake in the north Maine woods. The depression led to a deep drop in the price of pulpwood and so the railroad was abandoned. The steam locomotives were obsolete by that time and too expensive to remove so they were just left there along with a bunch of assorted railroad equipment.
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The railroad brought the logs to an unloading area where the rail cars dumped the logs ... from there the logs were placed on a steam driven tram line. This tram ended by Umbazooksus Lake where the logs were then floated down to the mills at Millinocket.
One has to drive on logging roads to reach the trailhead access road. I use the term “access road” laughingly as it’s not much of a road at all. The trailhead parking area is large, and while there was one vehicle there when we arrived, there were ten vehicles there when we came out. The trail winds through the woods for about a mile or so and then you end up following the old railroad tracks to the locomotives. The tramway is another mile long trail that ends at the lake. It had been very dry in Maine for much of the summer so the water level was so low that the tramway ends at a large flat dry lake bed!
There was an entire town located in this area but nothing remains, nature has reclaimed everything.
 

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