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Abandoned prison on Green Island

Due to its location 30 km west off Taiwan’s main island, someone got the idea to build a huge prison for mainly political prisoners on Green Island. During the time of the White Terror (late 1940s to late 1980s), thousands were imprisoned and sent to serve time in the prison complex on the north side of the island. The high security block above is also abandoned but still closed. Many other prison and administration buildings are still standing around with but have been cleaned of most doors and windows. There is also a new building that hosts an exhibition of the

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Arltunga – Abandoned gold mining town

The last item on the agenda for the East MacDonnell ranges was the abandoned gold mining town of Arltunga. This was the official first township of the European settlement in central Australia. It was about 600 km from the nearest settlement away and the trip took at least a week in the old days. The gold rush that lead to the township happened around the year 1900 and did not last very long. There is not much left of Arltunga, there is a museum with a one room exhibit about the history of the place plus lots of miners equipment that

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Abandoned Pentridge Prison laundry

While big parts of the Pentridge Prison has been remodeled into fancy lofts, most of the remaining buildings have been well sealed off. However, there is one part that is currently transformed and somebody gave me the tip, that sneaking into the abandoned prison laundry is fairly easy at the moment. When I arrived with my push bike, somebody had already removed the construction fence so the entry was quite easy indeed. The laundry is set up in a small warehouse, the heavy washing machines have been left to rust. Quite amazingly, the walls still cover several graffiti of the

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