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Modern Day Ruins: Late Medellin Cartel Leader Pablo Escobar's Estates Abandoned, in Ruins (Photos)
IO9 ^ | September 24, 2012 | Lauren Davis

Posted on 09/24/2012 11:17:03 AM PDT by DogByte6RER

Photos of Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar’s abandoned private island

.. Pictures, Images and Photos

At the height of his power, Pablo Escobar was worth an estimated $3 billion (USD) and his Medellín Cartel controlled 80% of the global cocaine market. So he may have had a few extra dollars to throw around on a private island. In fact, many drug lords had luxurious villas on small islands off the coast of Cartagena, islands that have since been abandoned by their human occupants.

Urban explorer and photographer Stefaan Beernaert, also known as Fotantje, has explored the islands off Catagena and photographed the so-called "Drug Islands." These images came from Escobar's own palatial estate, whose sole resident seems to be a rather large sow. But Beernaert came across several other drug lord houses, from a former guard house (now occupied by a squatter) to a building made of coral. So on top of the drug business, the owner of that particular home was a reef killer.

These silent, crumbling homes are a far cry from what they once were: places where the cartel leaders could throw parties, relax, and plot their next business moves.

Modern Day Ruins - Estate of Pablo Escobar, Urban explorer and photographer Stefaan Beernaert, also known as Fotantje, has explored the islands off Catagena and photographed the so-called "Drug Islands." These images came from Escobar's own palatial estate, whose sole resident seems to be a rather large sow. Pablo Escobar's villa

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Chit/Chat; Local News; Miscellaneous; Outdoors; Travel; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: cocaine; druglord; drugwars; escobar; kingpin; mafia; medellincartel; notorious; pabloescobar
Modern Day Ruins - Estate of Pablo Escobar, Urban explorer and photographer Stefaan Beernaert, also known as Fotantje, has explored the islands off Catagena and photographed the so-called "Drug Islands." These images came from Escobar's own palatial estate, whose sole resident seems to be a rather large sow. Abandoned swimming pool at Escobar's villa

Modern Day Ruins - Estate of Pablo Escobar, Urban explorer and photographer Stefaan Beernaert, also known as Fotantje, has explored the islands off Catagena and photographed the so-called "Drug Islands." These images came from Escobar's own palatial estate, whose sole resident seems to be a rather large sow. The dead drug lord's abandoned mansion ... constructed out of sea coral

Modern Day Ruins - Estate of Pablo Escobar, Urban explorer and photographer Stefaan Beernaert, also known as Fotantje, has explored the islands off Catagena and photographed the so-called "Drug Islands." These images came from Escobar's own palatial estate, whose sole resident seems to be a rather large sow.

An unfinished Escobar project

Modern Day Ruins - Estate of Pablo Escobar, Urban explorer and photographer Stefaan Beernaert, also known as Fotantje, has explored the islands off Catagena and photographed the so-called "Drug Islands." These images came from Escobar's own palatial estate, whose sole resident seems to be a rather large sow.

Escobar's "Drug Island"

Modern Day Ruins - Estate of Pablo Escobar, Urban explorer and photographer Stefaan Beernaert, also known as Fotantje, has explored the islands off Catagena and photographed the so-called "Drug Islands." These images came from Escobar's own palatial estate, whose sole resident seems to be a rather large sow. The last remaining resident living on the Escobar estate

1 posted on 09/24/2012 11:17:14 AM PDT by DogByte6RER
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See all of the photos at:

http://www.foantje.com/?page=photo&id=345&pg=26&all=true#allphotos


2 posted on 09/24/2012 11:18:50 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: DogByte6RER

Future site of the Barack H.Obama Presidential Library and Retirement Home.


3 posted on 09/24/2012 11:30:34 AM PDT by Argus
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What makes you think the Columbians want it there? Best bet is to move all this stuff to the land of his birth: Kenya!


4 posted on 09/24/2012 11:39:17 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
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To: Argus

What makes you think the Columbians want it there? Best bet is to move all this stuff to the land of his birth: Kenya!


5 posted on 09/24/2012 11:39:17 AM PDT by Dick Bachert (Obama for president -- of KENYA!)
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To: DogByte6RER

God promises one kind of mansion. Mammon promises another.


6 posted on 09/24/2012 11:42:10 AM PDT by DManA
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You’re right, I should have more compassion for our Colombian friends. Put him in downtown Nairobi.


7 posted on 09/24/2012 11:51:12 AM PDT by Argus
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To: DogByte6RER

It looks like a training area for urban ops.


8 posted on 09/24/2012 12:08:26 PM PDT by RPTMS
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To: DogByte6RER

Lots of buildings, finished and unfinished. Seems as if ol’ Pablo suffered from what my dad used to call “Berserk Beaver Syndrome”


9 posted on 09/24/2012 12:21:01 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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>>>berserk beaver sydrome<<<

That ‘ere is a fine expression.

You see some folks who never build, fix or clean up anything.

At the other end are those who never stop starting.


10 posted on 09/24/2012 12:24:10 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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To: Argus
I thought the site and building were already picked out!
11 posted on 09/24/2012 12:37:39 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: DogByte6RER

80% of the world’s cocaine only equals $3 billion USD?

I’d have thought it’d be in the trillions; silly me.


12 posted on 09/24/2012 1:09:34 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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“Future site of the Barack H.Obama Presidential Library and Retirement Home.”

Bwahahahaha!!!!!!


13 posted on 09/24/2012 2:03:51 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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