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The other day was was reading a news article about a small lake near the westgate brdige that had turned pink. This pinkness in the water is caused by an algal bloom that is triving in the water. algal bloom colours can range from purple, pink, red and green.

this particular algal bloom at the park was pink.

here are two photos from my flickr page.

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Here are a couple more not in flickr.
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Back home :-(

Post holiday depression set in soon after i arrived back in Melbourne. It has stayed with me for a long long time. Yes this is going to be one of those posts where people complain about not being back on holiday and not appreciating what they have. Sure i can go on and on about all the friends i am seeing after 5 months of holidays, but that’s no comfort. I miss Europe and the people there really miss Prague and the great time I had there.

With that said i have been doing NOTHING since back at home. sleeping 6 hours a day, playing playstation 3, and going out taking photos. The inspiration for photos has stopped and the dream of moving to Europe take over my thoughts. With lack of things going on in my life I have left things slip. my blog, flickr, and tumblr. All these things have slipped on the wayside.

But things are changing Big things are happening.

Here’s a few photos that I have done with the help of friends. Photos are the only thing keeping me sane at the moment.

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My Christmas came early

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John Part 2.

I did imply in JOHN PART 1 that there will be a part two. THE WAIT is over. you can sleep assured that it has arrived!

I can hear the cheers and the fireworks going off.

party two is really boring. just photos and a stupid opening. YAY!!!!!

OMG it’s a canteen. too bad it’s not like the one in star wars. I don’t think star trek had a really cool canteen in it.

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This lunch room table was perfect.

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When we went back the second time john was in the process of getting demolished. my beloved coffee table was no more.

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RIP john. you will be missed.

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John Part 1.

this place out in a country town was BIG. it’s pretty much all demolished now. We were glad to have gone there while it was still in the process of getting torn down. It was a big factory with two main warehouses, a manufacturing area, canteen, HUGE office block, a guard-house and other smaller buildings in the land.

In one of the smaller buildings that i was going to bypass the first time I visited (trespassed) john had personal records from when the company first started. You could spend hours in there reading all the employee records and come of the questions that people got asked when starting a new job.

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in the medical offices there was still records of people and what they were treated for at John.

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This is a concern as they company just left them there and didn’t give a shit about peoples personal information.

In one of the tea rooms some of the guys must have had a blast on a fishing trip as they posted photos of it all over the walls. they caught some really big fish but most of the photos consisted of people with beers in their hands and smiles on their face.
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That wall had been half torn down the second time I went to John.
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One of the warehouses.
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The Anonymous Motel.

This anonymous Motel isn’t that anonymous anymore. That’s WLGS named it when we  heard about this amazing yet tacky motel outside of Melbourne. I was heading down that way to visit a friend for the day. I had a look on Google to see if there’s anything abandoned that I could go out and take photos of whilst I’m over that way. This was one of the sites that we found.

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The stained glass windows were perfect! they weren’t broken that much and no graff on them. SWEET!!!!!

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It really was an ugly place but it did have great charm to it from being so tacky that it was fun to photograph.

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About 2-3 months after we posted these with no identifying marks to the building, the name of it or where it is one person went to it and posted an outside photo of it and called the album on flickr y the name of the motel. it soon became trashed and the windows were spray painted over. It wasn’t too long before this place was trashed and wrecked. People are dumb.

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WLGS had this site on our target for a long time. we got lazy and there was always next week to do it. this happened too often when we tried to organise a meet up to explore this building. A couple of us decided to go and explore ‘unicef’ before it got trashed by vandals and the graffers. This was one of the riskier sites that we had been to. It was situated on a live site. A live site for those that don’t know is a site that is still worked on or occupied by people or workers.

There were people working in the factory and driving forklifts just 20 meters away from the building. In order to get to the building we had to jump a fence that was on a main street. As we jumped the fence and avoided the people working on the site we made our way into the building.

It was just what we had imagined and more.

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The beauty of the peeling paint and the natural decay is a really awesome site to see.

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Revolving doors!!!!!

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There was/ still is old computers and typewriters on one of the rooms.

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I hope to visit this place when i get back but i doubt that it’s going to be the same. There have been signs of vandalism there as people don’t know how to keep a location a secret.

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This place is one of the best buildings that WLGS have been to in my opinion . It’s a massive place with a couple of levels to it. The hard thing to come to terms is that it hasn’t been trashed or vandalised. heather is pretty hard to get into if you don’t know where to enter. So i guessing the difficulty of getting in and the location which is north (very north) are the reasons that the walls aren’t graffed over and everything smashed on the inside.

As you enter this beast of a building one of the first things you see is this. At that point you know it’s going to be a great explore!

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On one of the lower levels you see this mechanical instrument that Looks like something out of a Sci-fi movie.

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up on the higher level of this structure we saw this beast of a machine that was a production line of the factory.

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Nature taking back what is theirs 10 meters above the ground

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Down by the train yards

This particular train yard has LOTS of freight trains that have been sitting on the tracks rusting away over the years. It was about a 5 minuet walk from my house but I hadn’t explored it in the 1 and a half years that I have lived here, Till one day when on a mission with mariarchi we decided to go and take photos of the rusting trains and the offices that were then.

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The following photo is a random teddy bear that we spotted in one of the freight trains.

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Earlier that day we had entered one of the train tunnels that is a few Kms away.

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Old traffic controls

This was the day that Mariarchi and I were looking for for a while. This place had been abandoned for years and years. The building in question was an old traffic control center near the west gate bridge in Melbourne. The main building wasn’t that exciting. There was only one room in the place that held anything worth photographing. It was the main control room.  This room was alarmed and any movement would set the alarms off.

Mariarchi and I had organised to go exploring after work one day. On the drive to met him i drive by the control center as it was on it way. I noticed that they had started to demolish the building. On a whim we decided to go and explore this place instead as the alarms would probably be turned off now that the building was half gone. They were.

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We spent a good 10 minuets there taking photos and and looking at how old these controls looked to us. They are like something out of a bad Sci-fi movie.

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The great staircase drain.

this past weekend A few mates and I decided to go draining. The weather was good the mood of the group was great and all we had to do was go down the drains for a few hours and take photos. mission accomplished!

We took lots of photos and walked for ages ducking and weaving in and out of the drains and side tunnels. This is the money shot for me. my pick of the bunch that I took that day.

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