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Baldran 


Location: Ceciltucky
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Power in Persistence
< on 8/27/2018 3:38 PM >
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Whenever I go on vacation, no matter where I go, I always manage to find places to explore. These are usually houses, which I don't mind, but occasionally something really big presents itself, as was the case here. This building is truly massive, easily one of the largest I've ever explored, but it is so out of place in its setting that I had never counted on it being as truly abandoned as it is, let alone easily accessible with just a little bit of determination. It appears this has been the case for other explorers as well, as despite its once-vital and central place in its community, I can find no indication that others have ever visited it, nor information on its days in operation or current plans for its reuse. As of 2013, the machinery inside was supposed to have been purchased by a South American company and removed, but almost all of it still appears to be on site, disassembled and packed for a move that it appears will never come. Unfortunately, a few scattered patches of graffiti show that I am not the first unauthorized visitor, but absolutely nothing detracts from its massive scale, industrial complexity and gorgeous decay.

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As usual, I didn't nearly do this place justice, and the two hours I spent here felt like they flew by in minutes. I stuck to the ground and first floors, where I had solid concrete beneath my feet, as this turned into the most ambitious solo exploration I've ever attempted. I'm already counting down to my next visit.

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edsel 


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Re: Power in Persistence
< Reply # 1 on 8/27/2018 4:14 PM >
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Good god man ! That place is a hidden jewel !! We need more pics from it.




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Jascha_400D 


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< Reply # 2 on 8/27/2018 7:08 PM >
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Great place, and nice pics




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Dan Lee 


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Re: Power in Persistence
< Reply # 3 on 8/27/2018 7:46 PM >
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That is an incredible location. That would be worth a vacation in itself!




Baldran 


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< Reply # 4 on 8/29/2018 3:11 PM >
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Thanks guys! "Hidden jewel" is exactly the right description for this place. If it were located anywhere else less remote, we would certainly have seen it flogged to death by the Instagram crowd by now.

As I mentioned, I usually end up finding houses to explore on my trips, and I came across a really interesting one this time around. This is the first place I've found that could reasonably be described as a "hoarder house", although I think that the service of the former owner as a soldier and police officer is far more interesting. Despite its small size, I could have spent hours here, examining all of the little details crammed in to every corner (radios, books, maps, paintings, you name it), but as usual on these trips I wasn't driving, so I had to shoot quickly.

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TheSwanStation 


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< Reply # 5 on 8/30/2018 12:15 AM >
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Those two locations couldn't be much more different from one another. Both amazing spots though! Looks like a great vacation to me.




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