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Factory long gone by Oscarius Factory long gone by Oscarius
Slokas cellulose and paper factory
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trussedrat458 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
still never answered on the location of this factory
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Darkest-of-Days Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014
They said Slokas, which I believe is a sector of a city in Latvia. :) I could be wrong but that was the assumption that I made.
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Dr-CNileDementia Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
where is this located
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sandipboral Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
rocking picture
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Crazyozziedandyhoper Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
As if working factories aren't enough of an eyesore!!!
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CyberMV Featured By Owner May 4, 2011
such an amazing place.
I'd love to go explore it inside =D
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Petraphobia Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really stunning.
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ProgressiveRadioCat Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Excellent photograph; I am adding to my favorites. How did you manage to get this angle, Oscarius? You had to be really high up to take it. Hopefully what you were standing on was a little more secure than what we are looking at. :)Steve/Tuxedo Cat Sings!
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Oscarius Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
tnx for fav :) im standing on a roof top aproximately the hight of those buildings in picture. Roof was all damaged and had to look wher to put my next step cuz there were a lot of holes going down some 20m, but thats the price to pay for awesome view :D
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ProgressiveRadioCat Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010
Well, you got the great shot and lived to tell the tale. I am glad. Take care, Steve
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Lalka92 Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
awesome!
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andanar Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What an amazing location...
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IvoryPeony Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student General Artist
Great angle and depth in this photo.
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:iconoscarius:
Oscarius Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
tnx :)
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IvoryPeony Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010  Student General Artist
You're welcome ;)
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RayneOktober Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
want to go there, where is it?)
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Oscarius Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
This is in Latvia, Sloka. But this place is now gone and there is only a pile of dust.
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RayneOktober Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2010
Sorry (
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Damocles662 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
Great picture, Slokas? polen?
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ukashbe Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2010
Great place. I see that in Latvia is the same problem like in Poland- f*** metal robbers
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rivermyst Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What an incredible state to be in. It looks as if it's been through a war.
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Oscarius Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
it was built in 1898 (smaller size) and it was also the first electrical power supply for Jurmala. After WW1 it started production realy fast and become one of the modern factroy in North Europe.
After WW2 it was partly burned down, but was quickly reconstructed and in next years expanded.
It continued work till 1989 and was fully shout down in 1994 because of ecological problems.

I understood your idea about "through a war", but it realy seen both world wars.
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rivermyst Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
What a history! After all that time and a fire, decaying that much in 16 years is quite shocking.
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Boa-Morte Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW, AMAZING SHOT, SEEMS VERY BIG!
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Oscarius Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Tnx :)
Yeah, its realy large factory. this is like 1/3 of it.
I have been ther 3 times but i have not seen half of it.
Unfortunately its being robbed of metal and demolished every day. last year many iron constructions were cut down and taken away :(
Have no idea whats still left there
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Boa-Morte Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
it's a shame, you know? in a town called Monterrey (in Mexico) there is a metal foundry, but please read the history here: [link] I think this kind of abandoned factories, should be used for any ecological reason, Don't you think?
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Oscarius Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2010
In Latvia, such property`s are bought by someone every year, saying that they will build something new or use those buildings to give new workplaces, but nothing usualy happens and place just rot`s away. And people are stealing everything from such places just to meke some money.

today i saw photos of this facotry, that were taken in may 2010 and from this picture only towers and few buildings are still standing.
Maybe they will build something new, but my opinion is that they will just leave an empty field full of dust.

i love these abandoned places, and it makes me sad to see them demolished,legally or not, but i rather see some city development with workplaces
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Boa-Morte Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
It makes me sad too, I understabd you opinion and I think you're right. Whatever, it is sad when people really need a job.
Meanwhile, continue to appreciate these beautiful structures
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jimathon Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
Amazing photo. I love the angle it's taken from.
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Oscarius Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2010
tnx :)
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