Black Palace

"Black Palace" (Damnak Sla Khmao) was a little summer palace of King Sihanouk, abandoned sometime in the late 1960's or early 1970's. It's located on Bokor Hill Station in southern Cambodia. The "Palace" itself is not on a grand scale, but the overall spectacular location and many outer buildings must have been fairly impressive in … Continue reading Black Palace

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Chiller

A video from a couple of years ago- wandering around the creepy ruins of an abandoned cool-stores facility in Taranaki. Happy Halloween folks 😉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uN_YMVQDIEg

Inhospitable

Filmed in late 2011- this was the final days of the old Hawera Hospital (1925-2012). Demolition was already well underway on the South Taranaki Hospital, with at least half the complex already gone. A compact digital camera was rigged onto the hot-shoe of a DSLR to capture on video the state the place and what was … Continue reading Inhospitable

Quarantined

This former quarantine station was first opened in 1872 for people arriving New Zealand with contagious diseases. The facilities were refurbished and extended in 1918-19 and were maintained in readiness until World War II (1939-45) but were little used. The accommodation blocks were used in both World War I and World War II to house … Continue reading Quarantined

Vacancy

https://vimeo.com/100685477 This former conference and accommodation complex- closed due to being "earthquake prone"- is still very, very vacant...

Mother Earth

At the fringe of this neglected community garden area, there was a strange, landscaped new-age prayer circle thing. It wasn't peaceful, inspirational, meditative etc... just a bit weird, kitsch, humorous, tacky and kinda creepy. The amphitheatre, inspired by something called the Vortrovia Vision, is apparently called an "Amphenium". Wow, if it’s got a cool name … Continue reading Mother Earth

A Mansion Has Many Rooms

https://vimeo.com/90844955 According to local legend, this mansion house was transported to it’s current hilltop location in four sections- sometime in the 1980′s. Allegedly, the farmer who owned the house and property- had intended to renovate the mansion, making it the family home. With spectacular 360 views of the surrounding countryside, it’s obvious as to why. Apparently though, … Continue reading A Mansion Has Many Rooms