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edit 1-27-2020: i am no longer using evernote for documenting this list, but i will publish a new link here when i finish moving this collection to another service (probably onenote).

update october 2020: onenote sucks so im back on evernote, so this list is still valid and im trying to get it better organized.

So I've been researching destinations around the world I want to visit for 3-4 years now, and I use the software Evernote to catalog and organize everything. Well I just thought I would finally share this list of places I've collected with everyone here. If you're willing to sort through all my notes, there a lot of things here you might find interesting.

https://www.evernote.com/pub/elampkin104/destinations

There's a lot of information (500+ destinations), so you might want to sort through them by tags, they're all cataloged with tags by location (@california, @baltimore, etc).
 
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I had a look through and you had a couple from the UK that I know about.

Hellingly Asylum is less than an hour away from where I live and unfortunately started being redeveloped about 2 years ago and there is now not much left to look at. Also, they still have a new psychiatric unit running on part of the old site so security is pretty on top from my experiences recently.

Highgate cemetery in London is beautiful and unique. the only shitty thing about it is you can only see the really old famous, awesome bit if you go on a paid guided tour. It's worth it, but I would also recommend Kensal Green cemetery in London. Its from the same era and is free to wander around and nobody gives you any bother. Also, Nunhead Cemetery is smaller but really good too.

I can concur that Hogmanay and Beltane in Edinburgh are incredible. Also, you should check out Lewes bonfire celebrations. This is about 30 minutes from where I live and its totally mental every year.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lewes_Bonfire

Dungeness, in Kent is a really weird place to go. I've photographed it a fair few times. its like being in a desert, but you are by the sea and there is a load of abandoned fisherman shacks there and a nuclear power station. Its really odd.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dungeness_(headland)

anyway, yeah. I'm going to enjoy perusing your list.
 

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Damn, lost of those places look super rad! There are many on that list which I also would love to go to and a few I've even been. :)

Matt, if you or anyone else in WA want to check some out (Vance Creek Bridge and Lester have been on my list since before I came to WA) soon let me know! I think the bridge would be amazing in the snow....
 

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Damn, lost of those places look super rad! There are many on that list which I also would love to go to and a few I've even been. :)

Matt, if you or anyone else in WA want to check some out (Vance Creek Bridge and Lester have been on my list since before I came to WA) soon let me know! I think the bridge would be amazing in the snow....

where are those places at?
 

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Nice list! Atlas Obscura is a great site by the way. Got a bunch of stuff marked on there to visit in the future. They always have some off beat destination up that makes me kind of like, how the hell did I not know about this? Good stuff.
 

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Vance Ck. Bridge is out by Shelton, WA (it comes up on google maps), and Lester is an abandoned Railroad town on the Stampede Pass line: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lester,_Washington

those look like pretty cool places to visit, maybe more in the summer or spring though :)

a friend of mine keeps telling me about this abandoned town in western washington, do you know of it? i'll have to ask him the name again.
 

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I'm willing to wait another few months. :)
And Lester and Concrete are the only 2 abandoned towns I know of, and as far as I know Concrete is only that one big plant...
 
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The cement factory is off of Baker River Rd. There's a boat launch (Lake Shannon Boat Launch) where we parked, and then hiked up to the factory. If you are looking on Google maps, you'll see the boat launch, and a big open space a little south of it, that's where the factory is. It's so beautiful, and looks over the lake. You can see Baker as well.
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The abandoned dairy Farm is right up near Northern State Hospital off of Helmick Rd and Highway 20. Take a left onto Helmick from Highway 20, and it will be on your left. The farm is actually a park now, and it's pretty easy to spot. A lot of cool old buildings there.
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Amazing list! Thanks! Off to Pewits Nest I go... gotta swim off this misery...
 

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im back to using evernote so i've updated the OP with a new link to the notebook.

@Tony G do you mean it was 15 degrees or a different 15? thanks for sharing im going to add that to my list and do some research on it.
 

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