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(Some Guy)   Olympic villages after the event. Let's just say that Lake Placid had one of the better ideas by turning the Olympic village into a prison   (olympiccityproject.com) divider line 76
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2014-02-24 08:20:15 AM  
You would think photographers would know something about contrast.
 
2014-02-24 08:31:25 AM  
I like how FDR tagged the building from the 1936 Berlin Olympic games.

/Suck it, Hitler!
 
2014-02-24 08:53:15 AM  
For the record, Art Devlin's Olympic Motor Inn is one of my favorite places to stay in Lake Placid.  Separate thermostats for the bathrooms in the winter time makes it totally worth it right off the bat. Bedroom: A nice, sleep inducing 65. Bathroom: 80.
 
2014-02-24 09:40:35 AM  
Site is total fail on my phone.
 
2014-02-24 09:42:26 AM  

Earguy: Site is total fail on my phone.


This.

I had to wait until I got to the office to see the pictures.


Meh.

Some of them certainly tell the stories of neglect and broken dreams. A lot of others just inspire the viewer to say "what?"
 
2014-02-24 09:51:56 AM  
There are a bunch out there that are well integrated and valued additions to the cities that hosted the games but those aren't so click-whorey.
 
2014-02-24 09:55:24 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: There are a bunch out there that are well integrated and valued additions to the cities that hosted the games but those aren't so click-whorey.


Much of Georgia Tech's current on-campus housing was originally built to house athletes for the 1996 games. They also got a pretty nice aquatic facility out of it.
 
2014-02-24 09:56:33 AM  
Why the sad tag?  With a few exceptions, most of the sites look at least reasonably maintained and and still used.
 
2014-02-24 10:27:04 AM  

Radak: Why the sad tag?  With a few exceptions, most of the sites look at least reasonably maintained and and still used.


Doesn't fit subby's narrative of hurr durr money wasted on sports, more important things, dur dur
 
2014-02-24 10:40:05 AM  
TL;DR

Art-school hipsters with SLRs.
 
2014-02-24 10:40:30 AM  

pizen: Tr0mBoNe: There are a bunch out there that are well integrated and valued additions to the cities that hosted the games but those aren't so click-whorey.

Much of Georgia Tech's current on-campus housing was originally built to house athletes for the 1996 games. They also got a pretty nice aquatic facility out of it.


Also the nearby housing project was torn down which made the area somewhat safer for students.
 
2014-02-24 10:41:20 AM  

pizen: Tr0mBoNe: There are a bunch out there that are well integrated and valued additions to the cities that hosted the games but those aren't so click-whorey.

Much of Georgia Tech's current on-campus housing was originally built to house athletes for the 1996 games. They also got a pretty nice aquatic facility out of it.


Same thing for the University of Southern California.  A lot of the 1984 Olympics was held on the campus (it's right next to the Coliseum).  Also, there is an Olympic Boulevard so there are lots of businesses and other sites named "Olympic" that have nothing to do with the games.
 
2014-02-24 10:42:14 AM  

mr_a: You would think photographers would know something about contrast.


Or taking interesting pictures.
 
2014-02-24 10:42:42 AM  
Olympic Village!  Did they use fire hoses to flush out all the cum from those horndogs and sluts?  Place isn't fit for human habitation until that's done.  "Make sure to get the ceilings."
 
2014-02-24 10:43:29 AM  
Let me be the first to sav, "What the hell is with that font?"
 
2014-02-24 10:43:32 AM  
That font on that site pisses me off
 
2014-02-24 10:43:41 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: There are a bunch out there that are well integrated and valued additions to the cities that hosted the games but those aren't so click-whorey.


I'd sort of find that more interesting. I understand that Vancouver's post-Olympics plan was pretty far sighted. Considering you're spending billions on the venues, you'd better get a good ROI over 30+ years.
 
2014-02-24 10:45:45 AM  
Taking photographs in dismal gray conditions, during the opposite season for what the structures were constructed for seems... dubious?
 
2014-02-24 10:47:49 AM  
Considering they're covered in uber-mensch love juices, I'd think you could sell the scrapin's to eugenicsits.
 
2014-02-24 10:48:13 AM  

Generation_D: Radak: Why the sad tag?  With a few exceptions, most of the sites look at least reasonably maintained and and still used.

Doesn't fit subby's narrative of hurr durr money wasted on sports, more important things, dur dur


Hur dur dur, indeed,

http://www.salon.com/2014/02/23/sochis_bleak_future_what_happens_to_ ol ympic_cities_after_the_olympics_are_over/
 
2014-02-24 10:48:15 AM  
And the link is Farked. That was quick....
 
2014-02-24 10:48:32 AM  

Ecobuckeye: Let me be the first to sav, "What the hell is with that font?"


Fooky_Monster: That font on that site pisses me off


Ohhh, so close!
 
2014-02-24 10:49:29 AM  
Calgary's Canada Olympic Park (COP) is still used for luge and bobsled training. The Olympic Oval is open to the public and is also used for speed skating training. Calgary's high altitude (like Denver) make it an appealing training location for athletes trying to acclimatize their bodies to other areas of the world.

Adjacent the ski-jumping facilities they have a ski hill open to the public that has a ski-lift and half-pipe for snowboarding.

The Olympic Village housing that was near the university and hospital was re-purposed and sold off as condos and townhouses.


So with a little planning, it isn't all going to go to sh*t.

Then again, Calgary has money coming out of every conceivable orifice.
 
2014-02-24 10:50:15 AM  
Pages are taking forever to load.... if I could read it I am sure his blog would suck.
 
2014-02-24 10:51:30 AM  

Earguy: Site is total fail on my phone.


On my laptop as well.
 
2014-02-24 10:51:57 AM  

Ecobuckeye: Let me be the first to sav, "What the hell is with that font?"


I've never wanted to punch CSS code in the nose. Until now.
 
2014-02-24 10:52:28 AM  

katerbug72: Earguy: Site is total fail on my phone.

On my laptop as well.


Ditto.  Now I am more cuirous about the font than the site.
 
2014-02-24 10:53:40 AM  
The buildings will be abandoned & boarded up two years from now.
 
2014-02-24 10:53:54 AM  

Rev.K: Earguy: Site is total fail on my phone.

This.

I had to wait until I got to the office to see the pictures.


Meh.

Some of them certainly tell the stories of neglect and broken dreams. A lot of others just inspire the viewer to say "what?"


Ugh, yeah, this.

That said: pick up your game, LA.  I can see how buildings built for one very goddamn specific purpose can lay vacant, but there's no reason why a freaking park can't be kept up nice.
 
2014-02-24 10:54:49 AM  

blatz514: Ecobuckeye: Let me be the first to sav, "What the hell is with that font?"

Fooky_Monster: That font on that site pisses me off

Ohhh, so close!


Shakes my fist!
 
2014-02-24 10:57:10 AM  
Lake Placid is still very much in use. Teams from all over the NorthEast travel there all winter to play in hockey tourneys.

You can also still use the bobsled track, bialthalon ranges, etc
 
2014-02-24 11:06:58 AM  
I thought the font was Gotham but the Rs are different and I don't care enough to keep trying to figure it out.
 
2014-02-24 11:08:21 AM  

ArkPanda: pizen: Tr0mBoNe: There are a bunch out there that are well integrated and valued additions to the cities that hosted the games but those aren't so click-whorey.

Much of Georgia Tech's current on-campus housing was originally built to house athletes for the 1996 games. They also got a pretty nice aquatic facility out of it.

Same thing for the University of Southern California.  A lot of the 1984 Olympics was held on the campus (it's right next to the Coliseum).  Also, there is an Olympic Boulevard so there are lots of businesses and other sites named "Olympic" that have nothing to do with the games.


Goes the same for the University of Utah with the 2002 Olympics. We got our football stadium expanded and brand new dorms. Not to mention a pretty nifty public transmit system that allowed me to not have to drive to the gawd-awful mess that was my campus.
 
2014-02-24 11:08:50 AM  

Tom_Slick: pizen: Tr0mBoNe: There are a bunch out there that are well integrated and valued additions to the cities that hosted the games but those aren't so click-whorey.

Much of Georgia Tech's current on-campus housing was originally built to house athletes for the 1996 games. They also got a pretty nice aquatic facility out of it.

Also the nearby housing project was torn down which made the area somewhat safer for students.


Changed the danger zone from the south side to the north and west sides of campus.

When Turner Field and the Georgia Dome are demolished in the next few years, the GT facilities will be about the only thing left from 1996.  It was all a bad dream.
 
2014-02-24 11:09:35 AM  

LemSkroob: Lake Placid is still very much in use. Teams from all over the NorthEast travel there all winter to play in hockey tourneys.

You can also still use the bobsled track, bialthalon ranges, etc


In fact, the whole area is a sort of incubator for Winter Olympic athletes.  A number of US athletes in Sochi were from the Lake Placid area, because that's where the facilities are.  When you grow up around the facilities, and meet the people who've trained for and competed at the Winter Olympics, it becomes a goal you can visualize more readily than someone in, say, the Mississippi Delta.
 
2014-02-24 11:10:52 AM  

Fooky_Monster: blatz514: Ecobuckeye: Let me be the first to sav, "What the hell is with that font?"

Fooky_Monster: That font on that site pisses me off

Ohhh, so close!

Shakes my fist!


Thank you for letting me be the first!
 
2014-02-24 11:17:02 AM  

vernterv: katerbug72: Earguy: Site is total fail on my phone.

On my laptop as well.

Ditto.  Now I am more cuirous about the font than the site.


I am on my Acer netbook* and the photos page has been loading for 5 minutes.

*Don't blame the netbook; I run Photoshop 5 on it with no problem
 
2014-02-24 11:21:27 AM  

mr_a: You would think photographers would know something about contrast.


If you don't know what you're doing, just call it fine art photography!

Don't know how to focus?  Just say you're exploring visual clarity and ruminating on how subjects are often out of phase with society.  Bad contrast?  You refuse to be constrained by the demands of commercial photography.
 
2014-02-24 11:21:56 AM  
Like the arts?  Can't design, sculpt or draw?  Become a photographer!
 
2014-02-24 11:27:03 AM  
The Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo is now a mass grave.

i.imgur.com

Yay Olympics?
 
2014-02-24 11:28:20 AM  
Also that site took so long to load that I had to check to make sure I hadn't lost my internet connection. That's a lot of loading for 20 mediocre photos that don't show anything particularly dramatic.
 
2014-02-24 11:45:11 AM  

JerkStore: The Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo is now a mass grave.

[i.imgur.com image 850x534]

Yay Olympics?


Cemetery.  Not a mass grave.

Everyone's buried individually, and every grave (that I can see) has a marker.

A mass grave is when you dig a pit and dump all the bodies into it.  In the modern world, we use earth-moving equipment to dig the hole, so they can be pretty big.

Here's a mass grave (yellow fever, 1793) in Philadelphia:

picturephilly.com
 
2014-02-24 11:48:44 AM  

JerkStore: The Olympic Stadium in Sarajevo is now a mass grave.



Yay Olympics?


Actually, booh civil war.
 
2014-02-24 12:17:14 PM  
My niece is back from Sochi. She said while she was there, she had about $500 worth of clothes go missing, her back pack had been rifled through a couple of times, and she's pretty sure there was a camera in her room. Yob tovyu mott Russia. You're still a backwards sh*t ass country that no one likes.
 
2014-02-24 12:17:46 PM  
What's crazy is that they literally build these villages just for the event. That they aren't pre-existing structures repurposed for the games. And that they just fall into disrepair afterwards. Seems like such a waste.
 
2014-02-24 12:19:58 PM  
Holy fark this site is slower than molasses in winter.  Fark this noise.

Only came to say that for the 1984 Los Angeles games, CSULA is the campus that got the dorms out of it.  They're shaped like the Olympic rings and it always amused the hell out of me when I went to classes and drove by
 
2014-02-24 12:22:14 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What's crazy is that they literally build these villages just for the event. That they aren't pre-existing structures repurposed for the games. And that they just fall into disrepair afterwards. Seems like such a waste.


You know how I know you don't do research before spouting off about things?

/Many have been repurposed and were designed with use after the games in mind
 
2014-02-24 12:28:32 PM  
Jesus, that page loads slower than molasses in February.

And I work right across from that prison which is fark-noteworthy.    It wasn't the "olympic village" per se, but rather dorm rooms where athletes and support persons would take a bus from the venues to their housing.

But it is now a prison, just like the rest of NY.
 
2014-02-24 12:29:21 PM  

ByOwlLight: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: What's crazy is that they literally build these villages just for the event. That they aren't pre-existing structures repurposed for the games. And that they just fall into disrepair afterwards. Seems like such a waste.

You know how I know you don't do research before spouting off about things?

/Many have been repurposed and were designed with use after the games in mind


And up until 1972, when security became a major concern, the "Olympic Villages" were sometimes made up of pre-existing dorm rooms.
 
2014-02-24 12:30:52 PM  

LemSkroob: Lake Placid is still very much in use. Teams from all over the NorthEast travel there all winter to play in hockey tourneys.

You can also still use the bobsled track, bialthalon ranges, etc


Also the primary training site for a lot, of US Winter Olympic teams. And Whiteface, the resort where they held the ski events, is still very much in use.

If you're up there, do visit the US Olympic museum. It's small, crammed into the basement of the 1980 rink, but it's jam packed with all sorts of really cool stuff from both the summer and winter games.
 
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