Posts Tagged ‘decay’

S.S. Maheno

Monday, December 1st, 2008
S.S. Maheno

The wreck of the S.S. Maheno on Fraser Island, Australia.

The Maheno has a long history, stretching back to 1905 when it was built in Scotland to be used as a luxury liner for travel between Australia and New Zealand.  It served in the first world war as a hospital ship, and then was converted back to a luxury liner after the war.  In 1935 it was declared outdated and was being towed to Japan for scrap.  Along the way it encountered a cyclone and washed ashore where it remains to this day.

Sewer Pipe

Friday, April 18th, 2008
Sewer Pipe

A sewer pipe (I guess) suspended beneath a pedestrian bridge in London, Ontario.

Havana Apartments

Monday, March 17th, 2008
Havana Apartments

An apartment building located across the street from El Capitolio, Cuba’s old seat of government. I found it surprising how dilapidated the buidings were across from such a popular tourist attraction.

Rec Yard at Alcatraz

Friday, February 22nd, 2008
Rec Yard at Alcatraz

The recreation yard at Alcatraz penitentiary.  The entrance to the yard is above the prison walls, and from there you can see the bustling mainland about a mile away.  Once in the yard, your view is restricted to a 10 foot concrete wall with razor wire.

Mess Hall

Wednesday, February 20th, 2008
Mess Hall

The mess hall from Alcatraz Penetentiary.  The peeling paint and worn floors really show the age, and history of the place.