Haunting labyrinth, frozen in time: the ex-leper colony in Hell Gate, near the Bronx

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  1. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Amazing pictures and the rest of the story at the link below:

    Inside the lost island of New York: Eerie pictures of the abandoned leper colony just 350 yards from the Bronx (Daily Mail)
    a "don't miss" for those who enjoy what's sometimes called "ruin porn"

    one of the pics
     
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    peeples New Member

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    Cool!!
     
  4. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    Here's, from Wiki, the General Slocum disaster referred to in my copy-and-paste above. A hellish one in the straits of Hell Gate.
     
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    athy Active Member

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    i've seen a few sights with pics of abandoned buildings and such. they are haunting and really neat to look at. especially if its by someone that really knows how to take photographs and not just clicks pics...

    some of these places need to be restored with all the history behind them. unfortunately others are so beyond repair they're lost forever.
     
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    tlcya Well-Known Member

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    Awesome. Frozen indeed. So cool and sad all at once.
     
  7. wfgodot

    wfgodot Former Member

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    First comment beneath Mail article:
    "I hear ya bro."
     
  8. legalmania

    legalmania Verified Paralegal

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    I used to do research for a book store wonder what the books are, it says they are books from Queens public library , they could have value, they could be worth a $1 or $10k you never know.
     
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    I wondered that too, having once made a bit of a living selling books. Probably too weather-worn, condition-wise, to be worth much.
     
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    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    fascinating
     
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    LadyL Well-Known Member

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    I looked at the books and thooooooooooooooooooooooooo/8888 (that was my cat on the keyboard lol)

    I thought, what a waste - all of it but especially the books, even if they were castoffs
     
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    legalmania Verified Paralegal

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    You never know with books, I was asked to help a friend go through some books that were left at an abandoned house. They were at that house for some 20 yrs with a leaky roof. I thought what a waste until I found one book written by Robert Frost that was worth 3k. So I never say what a waste until I've went through it all.
     
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    According to the photo caption, this were ex-library copies, so that takes the value way down right there.
     
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    LunaticFringe I know you're out there...

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    wfgodot Former Member

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    North Brother pictures look even better here, and more of 'em. (kingstonlounge.blogspot.com)
     
  16. Hopeful One

    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    Wow, fascinating!! I love stuff like this! Thanks for sharing the link, wfgodot!!
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    Hopeful One Blessed are the cracked for they are the ones who

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    I just read the story of Typhoid Mary from that link. Amazing stuff. I had heard of her but never knew the story. Thanks, again, for the great info.
     
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    wfgodot Former Member

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    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    http://www.commercialappeal.com/news/2009/aug/23/finding-sanctuary/

    Neil White wrote "In the Sanctuary of Outcasts" about his time in prison at the Carville, Louisiana "...federal prison, which also doubled as America's last 'leprosarium.'"

    My dad corresponds with Neil and sent me the book. It's very touching. It's also very sad to hear the stories of how some of the people with Hansen's disease were treated throughout their lives. And yet, they are inspiring in their ability to keep faith and humor. It's well worth the read.
     
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    my_tee_mouse Done. Put a Fork in Me.

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    [I get a lot of emails that look like that from my brother. His cat helps him type too. lol]
     

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