Worst Places to Live (including derelict buildings and other fascinating urban architecture)

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  1. dmlaw

    dmlaw Democracy doesn't work

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    I'm very fond of the Zizkov Television Tower in Prague, largely on account of the creepy baby statues crawling on it.

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  2. Zu-Klara

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    I’m suddenly having the most amazing day EVER

     
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  3. wurst

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    OMG THIS!

    Why on earth was this ESSENTIAL PUBLIC SERVICE removed?!
     
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  4. Zu-Klara

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    Well quite! Frankly I CANNOT EVEN!
     
  5. Zu-Klara

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    And also the rerouting of the 388 to London Bridge can go swing. I LIKED it when it went to Blackfriars and Elephant and Castle!
     
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  6. Soldi

    Soldi MARIA MAGDALENA

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    @Lucille does your MOLDAVIAN FRIEND live there? :disco:
     
  7. Soldi

    Soldi MARIA MAGDALENA

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    Oh I’ve just played the video and it’s ABANDONED. GUESS NOT THEN.
     
  8. jyxz

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    There’s a restaurant at the top. I ate tiny meatballs there.
     
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  9. jyxz

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    I’ve just found links to a bbc4 two part documentary from a few years back

    part 1

    part 2
     
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  10. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I wonder if the meatballs were made from creepy babies?
     
  11. ButterTart

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    If we're going international, the place I want to visit most in the world is Kowloon Walled City. Slight snag being that the bastards tore it down in 1994. THANKS OBAMA.

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  12. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    God I love Jonathan Meades
     
  13. Zu-Klara

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    Someone very naughty obviously didn’t watch it all the way through because it’s only the bottom four floors which are abandoned :side-eye:
     
  14. Soldi

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    Looks like somewhere I could just about afford to live actually.
     
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  15. Soldi

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    It’s Festival Di Soldi season (sign up WHORE!) I don’t have time to check every floor of a semi-abandoned tower block in Chisinau.
     
  16. Zu-Klara

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    WHORE YOURSELF! Ban him now!
     
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  17. Zu-Klara

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    By the way I’m liking the story told by one of the residents that the building is on wheels and used to spin round (even if it probably isn’t true) :disco:
     
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    Ponte Tower in South Africa
     
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  19. Lucille

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    It looks WHERE I live!
     
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  20. COB

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    My parents lived in this building years before I was born, apparently :o
     
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  21. Zu-Klara

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    @COB Do you have any more GLASGOW GRIMSVILLE to share? (Admittedly the irresistible abattoir chic of Joanna Dee’s stunning nitespot will take some beating but I just want more more more) :disco:
     
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  22. Zu-Klara

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    I bet there’s some right abject horror in Aberdeen and Dundee (which our Scottish loungers should of course take as the highest compliment :disco:)
     
  23. ButterTart

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    That's actually lovely.
     
  24. COB

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    Less on the SCHEME PUBS side of things, but the Livingstone Tower (part of Strathclyde University) is quite the sight to behold[​IMG]
    Quite the cottaging hotspot too, according to my ex who went there :o
     
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  26. Tisch

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    You've been on here the same 10 years as I have and in the last month I've learnt that you have connections to Clapham and now SOUTH EFRIKA! What other exotic worldly ties do you have? I always assumed you were just GLASGOW
     
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  27. Zu-Klara

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    As much as I love me some concrete, I have always truly hated this former council block (Keeling House), which is just off Hackney Road. They’ve now refurbished it - it’s Grade II listed for some inexplicable reason - but quite honestly I wish they’d just bulldozed it when they had the chance. There’s just something about it...

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  28. Kate

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    Oh I like that :D It looks like it should be rotating
     
  29. COB

    COB Spice Up!

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    What can I say, we moved around a lot (it was Chiswick not Clapham though - I mean honestly!). My parents lived in Germany then South Africa (and my brother was born there :o), but it was only for a year or two in the early eighties and they never talked about any of the unpleasantness as mother once put it :eyes:
     
  30. ButterTart

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    :D Like a giant lazy Susan, except with poor people instead of cakes.
     
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  31. Diddy

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    Weird buildings in Osaka? I’m GLAD YOU ASKED

    here’s the bizarre trash incineration plant in Maishima

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  32. Diddy

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    Also the weird Organic building on a side street right in the middle of Osaka

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  33. Diddy

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    Omg I almost forgot the Gate Tower building that has the highway going THROUGH it. It’s not a toll station or anything, it just goes through the building. There are offices on the other floors!

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  34. Mats

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    I've always hated this one. it looks like repurposed loos!
     
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  35. lolly

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    That has to be a Hundertwasser, presumably? He designed a similar one in Vienna.

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    Together with Hundertwasserhaus

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    And Kunst Haus Wien

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  36. lolly

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    I like this. And it has given me some garden inspiration.
     
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  37. Diddy

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    good eye!
     
  38. ButterTart

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    I was just reading about this one the other day. Quite ingenious I thought.
     
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  39. Penelope

    Penelope DON'T TALK TO ME

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    OMG trust you to be a Bethnal Green lady
     
  40. Penelope

    Penelope DON'T TALK TO ME

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    Oh darling who goes to a LOCAL? It's LONDON! Take a night bus for forty minutes to somewhere glamorous in Zone 2 near one of your other friends like everyone else :disco:
     
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