August 6th, 2004


First post in this community.. Let's see if I can manage to not break any rules.

This is in Ballard, which is the old fishing neighborhood of Seattle. About 100 meters behind this wall is the canal that connects Puget Sound with Lake Union and Lake Washington. In my experience its pretty rare to find this much "urban decay" in Seattle since our real estate prices are incredibly high. Land that isn't getting used just gets sold and built up again.

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Abandoned Youth Center

I believe that the city recently bought the property and might try and restore the center, but I’m not sure. In the meantime, here is the outside if the building.

I wasn’t sure if I preferred this one in color or in black and white, so I put both side by side as a comparison. I think that I’m leaning towards b&W, but I’m not sure.

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Isotopes Decay - So Do Human Communities

Canada's Uranium City went from a population of 5000 to less than a hundred - a classic mining boomtown with a nuclear twist.

CBC Radio 3 has done a groovy feature on the decay. This link takes you to the CBC3 start page - click and enter. From the index select the feature on Uranium City.

While I'm here I'll also plug Canada's public radio web site in general: the navigation is non-standard but you get used to it quickly and there's groovy music, lots of pictures. This is the closest recent feature of interest here but I think you'll all like the site in general. Try it out.