Monday, August 5, 2013

Abandoned Places Week: Urban Abandoned

Abandoned urban locations can be some of the most eerie because of the amount of bodies that one occupied theaters, factories, warehouses, and apartment buildings was once a high figure, lots of noise, activity, industry, and now - silence.

Leaving behind such huge edifices reminds us of the pyramids. Will a future civilization realize how industrious we were?

Infrastructures like train tracks and subways become abandoned over time, leaving a mystery to future urban explorers trying to envision people actively utilizing these dark, forgotten places.

Is there anything more creepy than an abandoned amusement park? A place meant to congregate thousands of people each day for screaming fun, exhaustion, thrills, and dares, making awesome memories. Something about a still rusting track that's so tragic.


An abandoned church that once held all the prayer, hopes, and community of a neighborhood looks sadly forlorn, it's purpose no longer being practiced, it's positive energy still lingering.

There are issues for cities with abandoned landscapes. Industrial areas are used to it, but downtown popular centers with abandoned buildings are asking for crime; drug dealing, indigents, places to hide all kinds of secret activities, and danger to citizens climbing around inside and poking into asbestos and falling from loose bannisters. Most cities are good at closing down and boarding up such locations until they can be bought out and plowed under, but more rural locations have nothing to stop the curious.

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