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2013-03-05 08:33:59 AM  
Still looks better than Newburgh.
 
2013-03-05 08:46:17 AM  
Is it the lost city of Atlanta?
 
2013-03-05 08:47:35 AM  
The picture or the town?

/DNRTFA
 
2013-03-05 08:50:02 AM  
Hey everyone! Lets build a really cool town below the high water mark! FFS
 
2013-03-05 08:50:16 AM  
Good. I left a ring in a desk.
 
2013-03-05 08:51:50 AM  
That was way more boring than I thought it would be.
 
2013-03-05 08:52:22 AM  
Hard to believe Katrina was 25 years ago!

Never Forget NOLA!
 
2013-03-05 08:52:49 AM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Good. I left a ring in a desk.


That lake was not my doing.
 
2013-03-05 08:53:28 AM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Good. I left a ring in a desk.


Rolltop?
 
2013-03-05 08:53:32 AM  
Was he still there?
healthyinfluence.com
 
2013-03-05 08:55:50 AM  
Swamp Thing seen perusing the area.
 
2013-03-05 08:56:20 AM  
OMG!  I think I saw Lootie out there!
 
2013-03-05 08:57:55 AM  
You'll probably want the undercoat on that new car to protect it against salt.
 
2013-03-05 09:05:21 AM  
lh3.ggpht.com

*snert*
 
2013-03-05 09:06:25 AM  

weirdneighbour: [lh3.ggpht.com image 790x440]

*snert*


I thought the same thing.
 
2013-03-05 09:10:33 AM  

GalFriday: weirdneighbour: [lh3.ggpht.com image 790x440]

*snert*

I thought the same thing.


Yeah....why would they lay out a town to look like a lopsided sombrero?
 
2013-03-05 09:11:21 AM  
Statute of Limitations ran out, eh?
 
2013-03-05 09:17:20 AM  
And just like every other town built next to or on known flood plains, the residents plan to rebuild
 
2013-03-05 09:17:21 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: GalFriday: weirdneighbour: [lh3.ggpht.com image 790x440]

*snert*

I thought the same thing.

Yeah....why would they lay out a town to look like a lopsided sombrero?


Or a penis

//penis
 
2013-03-05 09:19:13 AM  

NIXON YOU DOLT!!!!!: Yeah....why would they lay out a town to look like a lopsided sombrero?


To keep away sea-bears, duh!
 
2013-03-05 09:23:52 AM  

SmellsLikePoo: You'll probably want the undercoat on that new car to protect it against salt.


The undercoat worked, the rest of the car rotted away.
 
2013-03-05 09:26:23 AM  
How ironic Lago Epecuen's therapeutic powers don't seemed to have helped that town.
 
2013-03-05 09:27:00 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-03-05 09:30:11 AM  

KingKauff: And just like every other town built next to or on known flood plains, the residents plan to rebuild


Or town on a fault line, near an active volcano, tornado or urricane zone etc.  I have no problem with this as long as they do not insist on reaching into my pocket to do so.
 
2013-03-05 09:34:54 AM  
i266.photobucket.com

Amazing photos indeed. Flo's looking hawt though. I'm guessing she's going to be like that computer parts lady who used to sell me twin ax cables back in the early ninties. Never getting old. Never changing her telephone headset and always saying "No matter how much cable you buy, Harry Freakstorm, I am not sending you topless pictures of me with the new Star Hub series router. " Gawd,I miss her and her restraining orders.
 
2013-03-05 09:42:43 AM  
Whoa! Crusty dude.
 
2013-03-05 10:04:02 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: [i266.photobucket.com image 850x404]

Amazing photos indeed. Flo's looking hawt though. I'm guessing she's going to be like that computer parts lady who used to sell me twin ax cables back in the early ninties. Never getting old. Never changing her telephone headset and always saying "No matter how much cable you buy, Harry Freakstorm, I am not sending you topless pictures of me with the new Star Hub series router. " Gawd,I miss her and her restraining orders.


She appears to be holding your tool.
 
2013-03-05 10:05:27 AM  

GalFriday: weirdneighbour: [lh3.ggpht.com image 790x440]

*snert*

I thought the same thing.


PFFFFT. amateurs
media.screened.com
 
2013-03-05 10:18:19 AM  
Cool article. Thanks subby.
 
2013-03-05 10:52:32 AM  
Google Maps gives better perspective.  It looks like the town is still there to the southeast of the resort area that got inundated.  What is pretty cool though is you can see how far the water has receded when you start from the zoom out and click one step in:

http://goo.gl/maps/eSrEr
vs
http://goo.gl/maps/Qh5OV
 
2013-03-05 10:54:27 AM  
Reminds me of the "disincorporated" towns in central Massachusetts in the 1930's.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/12/25/lost-quabbin-town-for-hi st oric-status/ZK574CYrnVdaK765wT5ztI/story.html

In the location of four small towns, the state decides to build a reservoir - so pack up your shiat, or learn to swim.


//Or an intergalactic highway maybe
 
2013-03-05 10:56:00 AM  
Try again with that link :

Quabbin Towns Disincoprorated
 
2013-03-05 10:56:46 AM  
Dammit !

HTML fail all around.  Just use google if you care, sorry everyone.
 
2013-03-05 10:58:52 AM  

Mumbler: Try again with that link :

Quabbin Towns Disincoprorated


Link worked in the first two just fine for me.

That article really needed a SINGLE PHOTO of the towns prior to the reservoir.  I could take a picture of any damn lake and attach that article.

Disappointing.
 
2013-03-05 11:37:22 AM  

SmellsLikePoo: You'll probably want the undercoat on that new car to protect it against salt.


Seeing as it's special circumstances and all, I can knock a hundred dollars off that Trucoat.
 
2013-03-05 12:09:56 PM  
I wonder why all the buildings have been reduced to haphazardly stacked concrete blocks? Water action alone shouldn't have caused that much damage. I was expecting the buildings to be coated with algae and crap but still standing for the most part.
 
2013-03-05 12:19:15 PM  

destrip: I wonder why all the buildings have been reduced to haphazardly stacked concrete blocks? Water action alone shouldn't have caused that much damage. I was expecting the buildings to be coated with algae and crap but still standing for the most part.


I dunno, but water ten times the salt level of the oceans might play in to it. Not being snarky, just my guess. Let's face it, it's not exactly an area known for their high quality construction materials.
 
2013-03-05 12:37:32 PM  
Kilika
 
2013-03-05 12:38:59 PM  

weirdneighbour: [lh3.ggpht.com image 790x440]

*snert*


www.theblogmocracy.com
 
2013-03-05 01:07:33 PM  

Mumbler: Reminds me of the "disincorporated" towns in central Massachusetts in the 1930's.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/12/25/lost-quabbin-town-for-hi st oric-status/ZK574CYrnVdaK765wT5ztI/story.html

In the location of four small towns, the state decides to build a reservoir - so pack up your shiat, or learn to swim.


//Or an intergalactic highway maybe


They built a lake over Mark Twain's birthplace and then named it after him: Mark Twain Lake. Technically, I think he was born up the hill on one side of the lake, but the town of Florida, Missouri was partially flooded as a result of the lake construction and is now completely uninhabited and part of a state park/museum thing. The TVA also flooded Butler, Tennessee when they built Watauga Lake, and the Corps of Engineers flooded the county seat of Camden County, Missouri when they built the Lake of the Ozarks in 1931.
 
2013-03-05 01:20:00 PM  
The amount of concrete degradation in just 25 years is interesting. Salt water is no friend to concrete.
 
2013-03-05 01:51:56 PM  

ruta: The amount of concrete degradation in just 25 years is interesting. Salt water is no friend to concrete.


...Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.


The things that stand the best chance of advertising our existence are, like the Pyramids, far from the water table. Much of the rest wouldn't last 50 years in our absence, excepting some of our post-war garbage, which may persist until the sun enters its penultimate, red-giant phase.

http://www.history.com/shows/life-after-people/videos/life-after-peo pl e-buildings#life-after-people-trash
 
2013-03-05 02:22:55 PM  
Wow, was Hurricane Katrina really that long ago?
 
2013-03-05 04:45:33 PM  

Valiente: ruta: The amount of concrete degradation in just 25 years is interesting. Salt water is no friend to concrete.

...Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

The things that stand the best chance of advertising our existence are, like the Pyramids, far from the water table. Much of the rest wouldn't last 50 years in our absence, excepting some of our post-war garbage, which may persist until the sun enters its penultimate, red-giant phase.

http://www.history.com/shows/life-after-people/videos/life-after-peo pl e-buildings#life-after-people-

Valiente: ruta: The amount of concrete degradation in just 25 years is interesting. Salt water is no friend to concrete.

...Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare
The lone and level sands stretch far away.

The things that stand the best chance of advertising our existence are, like the Pyramids, far from the water table. Much of the rest wouldn't last 50 years in our absence, excepting some of our post-war garbage, which may persist until the sun enters its penultimate, red-giant phase.

http://www.history.com/shows/life-after-people/videos/life-after-peo pl e-buildings#life-after-people-trash


Rerod, my kingdom for some rerod.
 
2013-03-05 07:03:10 PM  

Mumbler: Reminds me of the "disincorporated" towns in central Massachusetts in the 1930's.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2012/12/25/lost-quabbin-town-for-hi st oric-status/ZK574CYrnVdaK765wT5ztI/story.html

In the location of four small towns, the state decides to build a reservoir - so pack up your shiat, or learn to swim.


//Or an intergalactic highway maybe


During WWII when the Gov decided to build the Oak Ridge nuke processing plants in Tennessee as part of the Manhattan project, they gave the local residents 2 weeks notice to move on out and of course the reason why couldn't be told.

Rumors abound since it was observed that thousands of trains cars went into the facility, but nothing appeared to go out - the enriched uranium was carried out in a suitcase by a person.
 
2013-03-06 03:11:20 PM  
I'm just blown away by how every bit of color has been leached out of everything, even the rubber tires. And I'm amazed that vulcanized rubber is basically impenetrable to salt water, unlike everything else there. The sheer whiteness of it all is the creepiest part of all.

I wouldn't mind running around in some of the many abandoned railway stations in the area. The pictures on picasa and panoramio are pretty awesome.
 
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