Aerial photos of abandoned mansions i Nevada


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http://www.wired.com/rawfile/2013/09/michael-light-aerial-photos/

From swimming-pooled suburbs in Phoenix to razed hills awaiting their luxury homes in Nevada, Michael Light has been documenting the western U.S.’s unique topography from the air for the past decade.

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  1. smaulgld


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    1   2:23pm Fri 13 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike   Protected  

    All part of the recovery

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    The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

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    curious2 says

    The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

    Stone hedge was part of a stimulus package

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    4   6:43pm Fri 13 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Silly humans.

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    5   10:07pm Fri 13 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    How long will it be before we see mobile homes, RVs & tents on these vacant lots?

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    6   10:35pm Fri 13 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike  

    curious2 says

    The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

    Nah, Stonehenge was built well enough that it has stood for thousands of years. A McMansion would fall apart in twenty if neglected.

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    7   7:53am Sat 14 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Dan8267 says

    curious2 says

    The photos remind me of crop circles. I wonder if this is what Stonehenge was for: somebody was building a McMansion on spec, and then the market collapsed.

    Nah, Stonehenge was built well enough that it has stood for thousands of years. A McMansion would fall apart in twenty if neglected.

    Not correct From 1901 to 1964, the majority of the stone circle was restored in a series of makeovers which have left it, in the words of one archaeologist, as 'a product of the 20th century heritage industry

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    8   8:21am Sat 14 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Some of those photos almost look fake....

    Was reading the comments, these jumped out to me:

    ..."McMansion in the middle of the desert, surrounded by other McMansions feet away. I am not sure I understand the appeal."

    ..."I have never understood why anyone would spend maga-bucks on a mansion that's so close to a neighbor you can hear them fart. I need a lot more space than that."

    If you have that type of money to build a house like that, why the hell do you want to live so close that your neighbor can piss on your house from inside his window???

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    9   9:14am Sat 14 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    How many have squatters living in them?

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    10   11:59am Sat 14 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Call it Crazy says

    Some of those photos almost look fake....

    Was reading the comments, these jumped out to me:

    ..."McMansion in the middle of the desert, surrounded by other McMansions feet away. I am not sure I understand the appeal."

    ..."I have never understood why anyone would spend maga-bucks on a mansion that's so close to a neighbor you can hear them fart. I need a lot more space than that."

    If you have that type of money to build a house like that, why the hell do you want to live so close that your neighbor can piss on your house from inside his window???

    Self loathing 1%'ers who despise that they urinated on the unwashed masses and therefore require to be pee'd on themselves. Not unlike the CEOs who pay fetish hookers to feminize them and have their scrotums crushed by said hookers in 5 inch heels.

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    11   5:12pm Sat 14 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    smaulgld says

    All part of the recovery

    I get your take on this. But you note these are 2007 pics. I wonder exactly what they look like now. If many of those empty scarified lots have new construction going up then, yeah, part of the recovery you don't believe in.

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    12   5:17pm Sat 14 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Nope, many were pretty recent: 2011. Still, I'll see what I can dredge up online.

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    13   5:28pm Sat 14 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    Hey Smaulgld, check it out: from the current website pitch.

    http://www.luxuryhomesofhenderson.com/luxury-neighborhoods/ascaya

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    14   5:30pm Sat 14 Sep 2013   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike  

    That's nothing. China has whole cities that are empty.

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    freak80 says

    That's nothing. China has whole cities that are empty.

    Yep. The Chinese really know how to leg-hump "job creators."

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    sbh says

    Yep. The Chinese really know how to leg-hump "job creators."

    I guess it's because they don't have a military large enough to start endless wars with.

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    freak80 says

    I guess it's because they don't have a military large enough to start endless wars with.

    They haven't adopted our version of "white collar welfare." ASSHOLES!

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