Through front door of abandoned house

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I spent a good part of the day at our local mini-Pripiyat, North Ridge Estates, an upscale building site that had to be abandoned in 2001 due to asbestos contamination. It's eerie, and absurd that so much has gone to waste. About three families have stayed behind and, as far as anyone knows, they're thriving. However, cleanup is still in progress as money becomes available. A quote from a news article:

"The asbestos contamination resulted from demolition of buildings in the World War II-era marine barracks at the site. A 2001 anonymous tip about asbestos contamination at North Ridge led to state and federal surface cleanups and studies of the subdivision."

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Comments (6)

Niels A Sørensen on May 29, 2012

Beautiful photo! (L).Interesting comment. Best greetings. Niels Ant

Diane MP on May 29, 2012

Niels, thanks again! I enjoyed your gallery very much and you have beautiful nature scenes!

Jodaya on June 10, 2012

C'est une très jolie photo, avec un côté graphique très intéressant, et d'excellents commentaires.
Faites connaissance avec les critères du groupe "Photos Infos". Elle y a sa place.

Diane MP on June 10, 2012

Thank you again, Jodaya! I appreciate your comment. Right now I am trying not to join more groups - but, I want to join them all!!! :0

Claudio L. Bender on August 23, 2012

A joyful composition of lines, shapes, light and even focus!

Superb work, Diane!


Friendly greetings. Claudio

Diane MP on August 24, 2012

Wow, all of that? Thanks very much for the sweet comment, Claudio!

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 20, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Diane MP
    • Camera: FUJIFILM FinePix S2950
    • Taken on 2012/05/18 09:49:39
    • Exposure: 0.017s (1/60)
    • Focal Length: 7.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.600
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash