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Funicular Car by Sasa-Van-Goth Funicular Car by Sasa-Van-Goth
The old abandoned funicular railway in Lanzo D'Intelvi (Como, Italy)

It was inaugurated in 1907 and used until 1977, when it was closed because of crisis. Too bad.
The carriage and the structure are still the original ones; the railway linked Italy with Switzerland :)

Last year was built a Hotel (that is already going in bankrupt, it's too expensive) near this funicular, whose windows were closed with wire netting and the gates chained, so I had to take the photo across the bars of the gate.
Even if I went in this place since I was born I never thought of taking picture of it when it was free accessible :(
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density-tmr Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Wow - very interesting
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Sasa-Van-Goth Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thanks :)
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cjheery Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice!
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Sasa-Van-Goth Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! :)
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timid-wolf Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing that its all still there
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Sasa-Van-Goth Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:nod:
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GDupons Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
It was built by a swiss manufactor, but it does not cross the border. But the tracks comes close to it, thats true. Just remember, in 1907 borders were borders, it wasn't so easy to pass as today. So they would certainely avoid to cross it with the funicular.

The bottom station is also in a very poor state but still exists. It is situated at the border of Lake Lugano and can only be reached by boat.
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Sasa-Van-Goth Featured By Owner May 2, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
oh I didn't know it! :D
thanks for your comment :)
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GDupons Featured By Owner May 2, 2010
You are welcome!

It's fascinating how they handle in Italy facilites out of services. They just let it like it was when it was closed. With the years it becomes often a kind of apocalyptic look.
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Sasa-Van-Goth Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
ahah yeah :XD:
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