Waterpark

Late last year we explored the abandoned waterpark "Ho Thuy Tien" near Hue, Vietnam. This place has been fairly well documented by UE and backpackers before, so to mix things up a bit we decided to predominately explore the park via bicycle- and we're talking about the old school one speed bicycle variety with a basket … Continue reading Waterpark

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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

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