1. Post #1
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    December 2009
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    I don't want to flood the urbex thread with more than one thread so I dedicated this thread to my own amateur ventures, I hope you find them interesting.

    1. Derelict Apartment Building

    This apartment building was a lucky find, it has been marked for demolition recently and has not been touched by vandals. I was lucky to stumble across this, and I have quite a few friends to thank for that. It was rather early in the morning when we had entered, it's only been derelict for around 3 years, but time and weather has taken a decent toll on the building. This was also my first time Urbexing, I enjoyed taking these photos a lot, and I hope you will too.

    http://ontarioabandonedplaces.com/up...asp?entry=4495

    Click for gallery
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  2. Post #2
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    December 2009
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    2. Barrhaven Hotel

    This is something I've been wanting to take pictures of for a while. Since this location is publicly available, here's the location. The building has been left abandoned for around 30 years, how it survived demolition while neighboring houses have popped up is a mystery to me.

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  3. Post #3
    Hubber the 1st's Avatar
    December 2010
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    Some of those pictures sort of creeped me out.

    Btw, that fith picture, what exactly was the otter used for? Did it hold anything?

  4. Post #4
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    December 2009
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    I'm not entirely sure, his tail was broken off and that flat peice on his abdomen might have been a coaster.

    Also I found lots of floppy disks lying around, windows 95, powerpoint 2k, wordperfect, and a handful of optical disks labeled in russian. There was also an address book / journal, but it was blank. I also found a really ornate coaster, looked brand new.

  5. Post #5
    Hubber the 1st's Avatar
    December 2010
    437 Posts
    Wow, those finds seemed pretty interesting. It must be great that the Barrhaven hotel is still there.

  6. Post #6
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    Eyefunk's Avatar
    March 2009
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    Very nice, yaddayaddayadda. Love the rooftop pic at the end.

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    MenInBlack23's Avatar
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    Morning light had just begun to pour in, revealing certain areas of the apartment. This was at 30 second shutter speed.
    I see spider
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    thecat100's Avatar
    May 2011
    261 Posts
    Oh god.

    That fuse box picture reminded me of Cry of Fear...

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    Daniel Smith's Avatar
    September 2010
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    It would be interesting if a government could build a hotel and not use it, and let it rot so we can see the decaying process of a neglected building.

    For science!
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  10. Post #10
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    December 2009
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    3. Scorched Apartment

    This building has been abandoned for approximately 10 years, it was vacated shortly after a house fire took place on one of the top floors of the building, it was a sad sight, very eerie. This building has been marked for demolition and is also labeled a contaminated site. It was a very enlightening experience and had a lot of photo opportunities.

    http://ontarioabandonedplaces.com/up...asp?entry=4495

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  11. Post #11
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    August 2011
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    You know, I think I went to that scorched apartment once.
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  12. Post #12
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    December 2009
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    I finally put up the location on a UER sister site, I got what I wanted from it, so I feel entitled to share it.

    http://ontarioabandonedplaces.com/up...asp?entry=4495

    You know, I think I went to that scorched apartment once.
    By 'went', you mean pre-abandonment or in the recent decade? Check the link to be sure.

  13. Post #13
    Arkatos's Avatar
    March 2008
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    Haha Yadda we live in the same area it seems, kinda interested in checking some of these places out!

  14. Post #14
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    December 2009
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    Note: all previous posts have been turned into external links to slideshows to decrease page load time, all recent posts from now on will be image dumps, turning older posts into gallery URLs.

    4. Sewage Treatment Plant

    I don't have very much history for this building, there wasn't very much left behind.. It's marked as a contaminated site for metalloids and biological waste (no shit). It was a long hike to get to, and was certainly worth the trip. Funnily enough it didn't smell as bad as I had imagined, was certainly a relief. The plant is located off the beaten path of a well known trail in the west end of Ottawa. I'd say it's the largest compound I've been in thus far; as exciting as it was I feel the need to find bigger and harder to reach spots. This is the largest one I'll be visiting in a long time due to the limited number of spots in my province. This place was filled with grafitti, which I do not condone or encourage, some were interesting but I try and avoid making them the focal point of my shots.


    Source: Bing Maps


    My first stop was a room filled with pipes between two pumping stations.






    I tried to layer in some hdr for this picture, I think it worked rather well, as it stopped the light from the windows from becoming overexposed.


    Draining canals, warning signs posted for corrosive fluid, yuck.




    One of the two control rooms, the other one was flooded and inaccessible


    Another angle of the canals


    Headquarters



    Unfortunately I didn't get to progress past the corridor in the last two pictures because I was tight on time, but I'll probably return to take more pictures sometime soon. Thanks for reading!
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  15. Post #15
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    Eyefunk's Avatar
    March 2009
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    Dude, those are some delicious photos.
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  16. Post #16
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    December 2009
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    I went back to take some more, really happy with the turnout.




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    Gold Member
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    August 2006
    3,109 Posts
    awesome

    careful not to fall in those sediment pits, some dudes here died when they were exploring something similar

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    Scizor's Avatar
    September 2009
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    I went back to take some more, really happy with the turnout.

    I love this pic.
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  19. Post #19
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    December 2009
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    Thread's running dry, I haven't been doing a lot of explores with an abundance of photo ops, but I've taken a few decent shots from some nearby farmlands.




    Two weeks from now I'll be doing a group explore at a closed up correctional center, very excited for that.
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    Macajelly's Avatar
    May 2010
    6 Posts
    Really cool thread man. Hoping you can keep it up in the near future.
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