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[31 Jul 2013|10:55am]


Гэри граничит с южной окраиной Чикаго

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Saipan La Fiesta Mall ruins [09 Feb 2012|03:10pm]

We took a weekend trip to Saipan for the weekend, mostly to do some bird watching and exploring. Turns out that Saipan is a HOTBED for abandoned places to explore, both military and civil. This is the first of 3 posts, with lots of photos behind the cut.

La Fiesta Mall was the largest mall in the Marianas while it was in use between 1992 and 2004. Japan Airways pulled out of Saipan and tourism never recovered. The site was abandoned and has not found any new investment.

Certainly one of the coolest and extensive ruins I've been able to explore!





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[08 Jan 2012|10:40am]


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Restaurant - 2, Gary, IN [15 Nov 2011|11:20am]



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Restaurant - 1, Gary, IN [14 Nov 2011|03:27pm]


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RT-2, BERKSHIRE, NY STATE [13 Nov 2011|12:54pm]


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Wake Up, Community! [14 Feb 2010|07:27pm]

[ mood | cold ]

I had to share this town...

Brownsville, PA sits on the National Road and has a beautiful historic downtown. It was once very bustling. However, due to a number of reasons, nearly all of the buildings are vacant. Despite this, there are efforts to maintain the history and streetscape. Let's visit, shall we?

Looking up the street.

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Clicking on any of the photos will take you to my Flickr photostream where there are many more pictures of Brownsville.

That's all.. if anyone is still alive out there in the LJ-Ether.. hope you enjoyed it.

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Grafton [09 Apr 2009|11:56am]

[ mood | sick ]

Hello again, I'm still home sick so here's another Rundown Town photodump!

This time we'll visit Grafton, WV, a formerly booming railroad town.. now a hometowny little place looking for it's niche.

Grafton Hotel & Railroad station

Grafton's hotel was an important railroad stop.. the lobby faced the tracks. It's been abandoned for many years but is being semi-protected and is theoretically "mothballed," so isn't falling into further decay, hopefully. The neighboring train station has been converted into a very nice museum.

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Long time, no post. [07 Apr 2009|08:16pm]

[ mood | sick ]

Hello everyone.

It's probably been years since I've posted here... but this week I'm home sick with a horrible cough and thought maybe I'd share some photos with communities that still seemed to be semi-active. Over the last year I've had a great time exploring a lot of small towns in my surrounding area. I thought you might like to see pictures from some of my adventures. I can break it up into chunks by town.. in fact.. I think I will. So if you like this I'll post a lot more!

Masonic Temple

The Masonic Temple in Fairmont, WV stands tall but abandoned.

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Thanks, if you liked it, I have lots more sets of lots more towns!

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[02 Feb 2009|12:15am]

outside my friends house

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[21 May 2008|09:04am]


old school in a small town in kansas
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it is clear this was once a comfortable self-contained village, now a few houses (occupied) scattered on a few shady streets, with weedy sidewalks along with sandy roads. it reminded me of my childhood in the south. the main street, with garage, old store, hardware (now down) and community building. the bank cattycornered. all abandoned and decrepit (the garage has received a new life, however, and the community building is still used for town meetings). we were told these things by two local men, who drove up on tractors to check us out. the oldest stated there were once THREE groceries, and pointed to their places. across a tidy park, the school, abandoned, is wide open for respectful observation. a white dog with a red tumor in its eye might join your tour. there is not a spot of graffiti in this town, on the buildings. i do not want to say its name here, for protection of the place.

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[24 Apr 2008|08:57pm]

87,87 КБ

hi! here the street pictograms collected from all world are placed pictogramms
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[03 Apr 2008|12:14pm]

decrepit house in nortonville kansas
jamcam + photoshop

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[01 Apr 2008|12:31pm]


nortonville KS : march 2008
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[18 Jan 2008|05:14am]


Superior Dairy ice cream shop, Hanford, California

not exactly run down, but certainly quaint

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[28 Oct 2007|09:38am]



the old school : matfield green, kansas
image made with film and a Valiant camera (diana clone)
commentary provided by two little grammies in lawn chairs next door
and a loudly barking dog

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[07 Jul 2007|01:56pm]


baker hotel : mineral wells texas : july 2007

an amazing place in a strange little town.
definitely worth further exploration...someday.

the full set of images is here, if you like
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[21 Jun 2007|04:47pm]

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Washington, Indiana [17 Jun 2007|08:41pm]

Washington, Indiana, is an old railroad town.

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Matfield Green, Kansas [10 Jun 2007|01:28pm]


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