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Centralia, PA ("Silent Hill") - Underground Coal Mine Fire

Discussion in 'Wanderlust and Travel' started by PAFirefighter11, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. My g/f, her cousin and myself stayed in Ashland, PA over the weekend. We visited Centralia and did a little wheeling up there as well. We also drove to places we refer to as "Creek in the Road" in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, PA as well as "High Rock" at Ralph Stover State Park about 10 minutes from there. Here are some photos:

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    I'll post any of my "artistic" shots when I get a chance to edit them.

    YouTube vid:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlncl6ktT5Y

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  2. neat series. all kinds of cool shots there. Looks like the pavement has been in an earthquake. Love the last image except it is upside down.
     
  3. Pete

    Pete

    Jun 10, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Interesting shots Rick,
    I need to look through my film pics because I have pictures of Centralia when it was still standing. Kinda gives gives a weird feeling walking through there.
    Pete
     
  4. Thanks for sharing your Centralia images. I don't live far from there and have been through it a few times. It's rather eerie to see city streets and blocks with no houses on them, and try to picture a time when a thriving town stood there. There are a few locals who refuse to leave, however.
     
  5. Thanks for the comments :)  I love it there. I need to get back in winter when you can see the smoke a little better ;) 
     
  6. seiler

    seiler

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    Aug 11, 2008
    Colorado
    's like Déjà vu!

    FYI. Picture #12 rocks. The DOF and the expression your girlfriend has is classic. Was that Auto Mode taken by the other girl? :biggrin:
     
  7. Hah, yes, that was taken by my (now) ex's cousin. I always set it to Auto when I hand over the camera haha.
     
  8. Faceman

    Faceman

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    Aug 19, 2006
    LI, NY
    I was expecting more when I went there myself. At least you had a truck to drive around. Also it looks like some new graffiti made it there.

    You got some nice landscape shots too.
     
  9. seiler

    seiler

    319
    Aug 11, 2008
    Colorado
    You are a Brave man. I haven't let anyone hold my camera, and I don't plan to for a little while. :biggrin:

    Sorry to hear that happened. She seems to be in quite a bit of your photos.

    Scott
     
  10. Thanks guys :)  I don't mind letting other people who I TRUST use it. It's only a D70s anyway, not a D90, D3, etc. lol. No big deal.

    We're staying friends. It was a mutual agreement. So it's not a huge deal. Thank you though.
     
  11. Very nice outing series! I used to do a lot of exploring like that in New Mexico and Hawaii with friends, but now in IL, I don't have that kind of friends anymore.
     
  12. Thanks :)  I love this type of exploring, especially with my Jeep(s). It makes areas a LOT more accessible. With that winch on the front, I can basically try my luck at going anywhere, as long as there's a solid tree or something nearby :) 
     
  13. Good series,
    It's not the camera but the eye behind the viewfinder and it's not the car but the man behind the wheel.
     
  14. 303villain

    303villain

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    Feb 8, 2008
    Denver, CO
    Thanks for sharing these. Centralia is a place I've always wanted to go. Such a weird phenomenon. Very cool!
     
  15. Thanks all! It definitely is a fun/creepy place to visit. I'm privileged that I only live approx. 1.5 hours away :) 
     
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