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    Posted: 15 April 2008 at 01:13
..any excuse to start a theme...

This one is for pictures of ruins and derelict buildings. Please post pictures of your own.

To start off:

Going back 800 years the area I live in was quite uninhabited. Richard de Lucy built the Abbey at Lessness in the 1170s as penance for his part in the murder of Thomas Becket - the Abbey remained until Cardinal Wolsey surpressed it in the name of Henry VIII and it was sold over to William Brereton (who came to a bad end for alleged cavorting with Anne Boleyn). The Abbey was raided for its stone over the years, but parts of the restored walls remain now, in a patch of park and woodland surrounded by London suburbs...







 



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Nice story to go with the pictures.

I enjoy seeing some of the old places over on your side of the pond.

If I were to take pictures of what things looked like 800 years ago, here where I live,
it would be some trees with a Native American Indian standing near by. :-)

Some day I have to get over to see some of your great castles and ruins.


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Here are some from a trip last Fall to the UK. Youngest to oldest:
The ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England - in its prime at approx 1539AD...


Ruins of St Andrews Cathedral in Scotland - completed approx 1318AD...


The ruins of Conwy Castle in North Wales - constructed approx 1280AD...


The Commandant's House (Praetorium) at Chesters Roman Fort (approx 125AD) Northumberland, England...


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Good stuff shown above, I like the genre. To contribute, a couple from central New Mexico, USA.

Indian dwellings, hundreds of small (less than 4x8 ft) rooms in an indian pueblo. In the background is the church the Spanish made with indian labor.


Closer view of the church. It was built in the mid 1600s and abandon within a few years. They ticked off the local plains indians (Apaches) who cleaned their clocks and sent the survivors packing back to Mexico.


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Here's the Cook Bank Building in the ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada. It's only 100 years old, but sadly neglected. Look here to see how the building has deteriorated since it was built, and learn more about the town of Rhyolite.

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Jumicges Abbey, Normandy, France. Dates from 1067.

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Originally posted by rroland99 rroland99 wrote:

Here are some from a trip last Fall to the UK. Youngest to oldest:
The ruins of Fountains Abbey, Yorkshire, England - in its prime at approx 1539AD...


Ruins of St Andrews Cathedral in Scotland - completed approx 1318AD...


The ruins of Conwy Castle in North Wales - constructed approx 1280AD...


The Commandant's House (Praetorium) at Chesters Roman Fort (approx 125AD) Northumberland, England...


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I'm afraid I'm not seeing your images ralph - not sure if it is a problem with the server, or what..
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Ralph's photos are visible to me. Interesting perspective on Conwy Castle, 20 miles east of here, I see you got the default North Wales weather.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote I Inspiron Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 April 2008 at 11:16
Originally posted by Bob J Bob J wrote:

I'm afraid I'm not seeing your images ralph - not sure if it is a problem with the server, or what..


Can't see them either
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I can - in the orginal post and the quote!
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Originally posted by alanfrombangor alanfrombangor wrote:

I see you got the default North Wales weather.

Yes, we were only there 2 days, but grey and overcast pretty much defined it -- although I'm not complaining, it was still a beautiful country. Two days certainly wasn't enough time to do it justice, it's on our list of places to return to for a longer visit!

For the folks who can't see the images -- I suspect it might be because my server is running on a non-standard port. My ISP blocks incoming port-80 connections, so I run my server on 8000. Perhaps your ISPs or local firewalls block outgoing connections to non-standard ports? I'll see what I can do about setting up a relay from another server I have on a different ISP. I am curious though whether it was only this post, or have my other posts been coming empty for some folks as well? Because this is the first anyone has mentioned it.

Oh well...
Thanks for the heads-up.
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Here are some Mayan ruins from Coba located in the Yucatan Pensinsula in Quintana Roo, Mexico.

Here is the tallest pyramid at the site standing 138' tall.











Here is the ball court. 2 teams of 4 players competed to get a 6lb solid rubber ball through the hoop by only using their knees, hips, elbows, and shoulders. The games was played 1 to 3 times every 52 years to settle matters of great economic or political importance. The game ended whenever the first goal was scored. The captain of the winning team was considered a hero and was sacrificed so that he could carry the message his team represented to the Mayan gods. The teams stayed on the level area between the sloped sides of the court.


A view of one of the ball courts walls and the goal
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Some pictures of the remains of Fort Medoc, a 17th century fortification.





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