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I totally forgot to edit these photos of a recent exploration tour. A friend informed me of an abandoned sawmill by the lake so I had to check it out. On location are many different buildings, one where a family once lived in which is not accessible for the behaved urbexer like me, as no windows were broken into or any locks were picked (or rather, doors knocked down). The sawmill wasn't locked off, so I took my chance there. The main floor was used for wood-working while it looks like the other floor helped power the machines for the main floor by hydropower. I even found remains of a saturday night party of a few friends and a shoe on a table! Full: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmcrd3PL
At a time when others where building towers reaching for the sky as a show of their status and wealth Its hardly surprising that a man who made his Fortune through mining in the late 1800 Wouldnt utilise the specialist skills available to him in the development Of his new Luxury home and go underground in several very unique ways of which this is one. He had his grounds landscaped and created several lakes boat houses etc Within one of the lakes before filled he had constructed a mooring island From which a stairway leads down To a circular domed room constructed of metal and glass On the apex of this dome is a statue some claim is Neptune Designed to stand clear of the water when the lake was eventually filled. Then a tunnel takes you to a spiral stair case and back to banks of the lake. The owner didnt have long to enjoy his under water dome as he too was soon due to go down. As when faced with imprisonment for fraud chose too take his own life. Whilst it?s very unique it was also well ahead of its time, Some call It a billiards room others a ball room One thing most agree on is its special. Couldnt resist it Splored with Lara & Miss.anthrope A quality day splorin cheers for sneakin a peak SK