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Friday, November 14, 2008

PhotoHunt #14 – Ruin(ed)

 
Canada
I will bring you some pictures from my hometown today, unfortunately. I have always complained about how people never took care of the city, and that’s why so many buildings and other landmarks are now in ruins. It saddens me, but it’s a reality, so I’m going to show it to you.
 
 
Argentina
Hoy les voy a mostrar fotos de mi ciudad natal, desafortunadamente. Siempre me he quejado de cómo la gente no se ocupa de cuidar la ciudad, y es por eso que tantos edificios y lugares importantes están en un estado de abandono total. Me entristece, pero es una realidad, y por eso se los voy a mostrar.
 
The fishermen’s pierEl muelle de pescadores
 
Ignacio Ezcurra Bridge (taken down by a flood in… 1980!) El puente Ignacio Ezcurra (derribado por la inundación en… 1980!)
 
The ghost ship in Quequén El barco fantasma en Quequén
 
Another sunken ship, this one in Necochea’s side of the beach 
Otro barco hundido, este del lado de la playa de Necochea
 
The monument to General Belgrano, creator of the Argentine flag
El monumento al General Belgrano, creador de la bandera argentina
 
Another bridge destroyed by the 1980 flood (this one used to be for the trains coming from Buenos Aires)
Otro puente destruido por la inundación de 1980 (este era usado por los trenes que venían de Buenos Aires)
 
A ship that went adrift during the –you guessed- 1980 flood.
Un barco que fue a la deriva durante la –adivinaron- inundación de 1980.
 
Canada
I know that most of these pictures show boats and bridges, but the truth is that many other buildings are in the same shape (like the casino, the local church or especially the retirement homes). I think I can get my point across with the pictures I’ve showed, what do you think?
 
 
Argentina
Ya sé que la mayoría de las fotos que mostré son de puentes y barcos, pero la verdad es que hay muchos otros edificios en el mismo estado de abandono (como el casino, la iglesia local y especialmente los hogares de ancianos). Creo que pude ilustrar mi punto con lo que mostré, no es así?
 
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24 comments:

  1. Unfortunate that such a beautiful place wasn't taken care of.... but you can say that about the whole planet, I realize. =)Lovely photos this week.

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  2. That's so sad, but I have to say that I am very partial to the photos of the ships. There's just something so evocative of past glory...I love the textures of "ruined". Here's mine: http://flamingofotos.blogspot.comHave a great weekend!

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  3. Very nice entry,Gabriel! And nice photos too. It's just sad though..

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  4. These are great! Perfect for the theme. The ones of the ship really get to me.

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  5. It's unfortunate that what can be beautiful sites are neglected. Great takes on those ships.

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  6. These shots are sad and incredible! And yet the ones of the wrecked ships have a strange sense of haunting beauty about them!So we much we neglect and devalue on this planet!

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  7. It's very sad that people do not take care of their city properly, but still, you made some amazingly beautiful pictures of it. There is something beautiful about the rusty ships. My favourite picture is the one on the beach with that cross.By the way, I did a series of pictures on Antwerp in my Weekly Winners post last Sunday! Maybe you're interested?

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  8. You conveyed the message so clearly. In other countries, too, there are long forgotten used to be attractions. Happy weekend! Mine is up. =)

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  9. definitely loving the one with the cross. how unfortunate these things are left abandoned placed in ruins.

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  10. Just left as is? I guess it's about money...or the lack of it. Too bad, but makes for great pictures at least!

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  11. El barco del lado de Necochea, siempre tuvo esa cruz? Recuerdo haber caminado del balneario (Izzo/Gaviotas/no se como se llamara ahora) a la escollera un millon de veces y no me puedo acordar de una cruz. Otra caminata preferida era del balneario al muelle. Nos fascinaba ese muelle! Viste que la gente generalmente aumenta de peso en las vacaciones? Yo siempre bajaba de tanto que caminaba y me alimentaba exclusivamente de helados CHINO's. El verano despues de la inundacion del 80 fue un shock para mi hermano y para mi (6 y 12 anyos)ver que el puente "nuevo" no estaba mas. A ese puente le deciamos el "colgado" para diferenciarlo del "colgante", ni idea por que, cosas de chicos!

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  12. I agree with you with you, Gabriel. Such a waste of people's money, too. I love your ghost ship photo. Come see mine to see a ghost town.How did Santi's flight go?

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  13. Lovely photos. There's something very eerie about old wrecked ships.How do people manage now the bridges are missing?!

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  14. I am sad, too, that your country has so many ruins. But your photos are very good and I loved looking at them. I am amazed that ships are still sitting there, decades later!I did Photo Hunt today, too. I hope you geta chance to visit and leave your link! http://newyorktraveler.net/photo-hunters-ruined/Have a great weekend!

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  15. That's how people can be..letting things get ruined and not taking care of it. nonetheless, i like your pictures as they evoke some poignant aura.

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  16. Great shots. I love the pic of the rusty ship. Very nice! :)

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  17. Very cool photos. The Ghost Ship is amazing.have a great weekend-Amanda

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  18. I LOVE the photos of the ships. There is something about those shots...I don't know. They really made me feel something..sadness, yes, but still they evoked the feeling so strongly. Great pics.

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  19. I also love the ship photos. , They still seem so powerful, even in this state of ruin.

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  20. It looks rather odd to see so many ships jsut lying around. Although I like the second ship alot.

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  21. Creo que en general Latinoamerica puede contener miles de este tipo de fotos... grcias a Dios tambien las hay con imagenes bellas!!! PEro el abandono y el desinteres por restaurar o mantener las obras existentes y antiguas es casi nulo!!!No te sientas solo... el sentimiento es colectivo!

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  22. AS a resident, I would find it annoying and depressing. But as an artist, I love the pictures, they are quite unique!

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  23. this is history they are wasting. too bad they don't realize it.

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  24. Good photos of broken and rotten ship. Respect for Argentine nation

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