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Old 03-10-2010, 12:54 AM
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It really deserves to be in a horror movie or three.
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:42 AM
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Yup, it's in Buffalo.
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Old 03-10-2010, 02:40 AM
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And it needs a new sign out front.
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Old 03-10-2010, 03:07 AM
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:46 PM
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I came across photographer Andrew Moore's work yesterday. He takes some of the most beautiful urban decay pictures I've ever seen.

My favorites are Detroit, Times Square, and Cuba, although the decay in the latter isn't abandoned at all -- it's really quite vibrant -- so I'm not sure if it counts. Detroit, of course, is the most decayed. My fascination with that city increases with every set of pics I find.

I only wish the pictures were better labeled. All I know about this is that it's Model T headquarters in Detroit:



And this is something called Peacock Alley, also in Detroit. It's like 150-proof melancholy; it actually makes me tear up.


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Old 04-12-2010, 04:51 PM
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Wow.
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OMG! A Dali clock!

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Old 04-12-2010, 09:09 PM
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A whole site about the abandoned.





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Old 04-12-2010, 09:22 PM
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That is eerie as hell. :scaredbaby:

I dig the lava church from your first link.

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Wow, I might've been on that boat. There used to be an amusement park called Boblo Island, and you would get there by sailing down the Detroit River on those boats. We went there a number of times when I was a child.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:43 AM
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Oh man... There's probably some greasy doll missing a leg staring unblinkingly into the darkness that used to belong to one of the babby memorieses.
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Boblo Island Amusement Park - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 04-13-2010, 04:03 AM
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Is it weird to see the backdrop of your childhood turn to dust? I think I would be ... unsettled, to say the least.
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It's not too weird 'cause we moved away from there when I was seven. I feel more connected with Ann Arbor, which suffers from a different kind of decay: perpetual churn. The downtown area is almost unrecognizable - formerly one-way streets are now two-way, there are tons of new buildings and almost none of the businesses that existed when I was a kid still exist. It's a weird feeling going back there now.
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I think the perpetual churn is worse, because then there aren't even the ghosts of memories left.
Portland has that, I can give you directions to almost any part of town giving you out-dated street names and missing landmarks.
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Word. I recently read a blog entry about the closing of a local bar in Ann Arbor, and the comments section was jam-packed full of people railing against the city for driving the bar out of town with the high cost of real estate, and how they were KILLING the REAL Ann Arbor with such tactics, and how Ann Arbor simply WOULDN'T BE ANN ARBOR without this particular bar, etc. Funny thing is, that bar was an old factory when I lived there. I hear it was a hopping place, though.
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Wow. I too went to Boblo Island as a kid. It was a big deal outing for us. I remember my sister and I got blue and white outfits for the occasion. We even made some kind of matching jewelry athough I can't remember if we made necklaces or bracelets or both. We were only just old enough to realize that we thought we were being cool doing 'boat outfits'.
I didn't know ol Boblo Island was all broken down and rusting away.
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I find a certain beauty in destruction. I was working near the Jefferson Chrysler plant when they rebuilt it in the late Eighties. They also moved many residents and tore down the houses. I kind of enjoyed seeing through the broken walls into the building. Maybe it's urban survival tactics, but I still feel that way.

After I moved to Flint I got to watch the destruction of Buick City and a Chevrolet plant from the windows of the Bookmobile. I don't remember enjoying it as much as Chrysler Jefferson, but I did like the view. What can I say? I'm just weird that way.
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I :heart: abandoned, decrepit hospitals/mental institutions.


this looks like a school, but <3
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It kind of reminds me of the elementary school I went to.
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You guys may like this photographer's journeys. I like his series around the Chernobyl area.

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Old 04-23-2010, 12:25 AM
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That's not urban decay, though. That's just plain ol' ancient ruins.
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