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Abandonments – Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland

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In the last century, Hoy, a small island of the Orkney Islands Group in northern Scotland, witnessed a rapid population increase in relation to the military base stationed on Hoy. As a result, many buildings were manufactured. With the closing of the military base at the end of the 50s the buildings have lost their requirement – left behind abandoned and unused in the landscape.

Skerry Coast Battery, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland

Skerry Coast Battery, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Community Center in Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Dwelling in Lyness, Hoy, Orkney Islands, Scotland, 2009

Written by newpopp

November 13, 2009 at 12:00 pm

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