Show Me Your Abandoned, Dilapidated Buildings

posted March 13th, 2012
I just love the character and the beauty that is so easy to miss when it comes to buildings that are abandoned, dilapidated, in terrible state of disrepair and decay... Here's one I took yesterday:



Would love to see your favorite shot from your project!
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@andycoleborn - that car is AWESOME!!! LOL!!!!
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@andycoleborn I love that car
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@andycoleborn love the processing on that Andy! And the new Beetle just makes me smile :)

@pennymilner LOVE the sign of life in the upper left window! Great find!
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@andycoleborn , fabulous! what a great find!
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@paulaag that is really cool looking Paula! Where is that?
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@jsw0109 , Carroll County, southwest of Burlington
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@espyetta ooooh! I had to go fav that MaryBeth!
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@jsw0109 Thanks, Jeff. I love that place...it is an old grocery/gas place that has been abadonened for at least 20 years... up near our lakehouse. I would love to go in...I noticed the other day as we drove by that the screen door was was standing a lot more open.. prob. just the wind, but wondered if someone dared jump the fence and go in
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@espyetta I think my love for abandoned places goes back to my childhood. The hospital where I was born wound up closed and abandoned for years, and in sixth grade my best friend and I would explore the inside until we got chased out... I tried to get my dad (he was a professional photographer) to take some pictures of us in there but he thought I was crazy... he just didn't see the beauty and called it an eyesore. Then the drive in theatre closed and my cousin and I would play in the building with the concession stand and restrooms and go into the projector booth. There were reels and reels of film in there.
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Cool! @jsw0109 You got to actually explore some cool places. When I was young, my mom showed me her tiny school house in the country and that got me hooked on old schoolhouses.....I teach school now....when I see old schools esp. I think of all the life that was lived in those walls that are now crumbling and peeling.
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i would love to show you mine but i can't post in the thread for some reason....getting an "invalid data" error message. BOOOO!!
http://365project.org/sdpace/tags/abandoned
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@sdpace I like the creepy one!!!
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This is/was the barn behind my grandmother's house. This is where my dad and his brothers raised animals and stored the hay throughout the childhood.
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@ashleycampbell9 that's cool... looks like they built it by hand too
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@jsw0109 Oh yes I am sure they did! =) It was not doing too to begin with, but after Hurricane Katrina came through that side roof to the right had no chance!=)
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@ashpanelli that poor thing looks like a little bit of wind will knock it down! Its beautiful
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From the February film challenge

A different view of the same building
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@grammyn wow, that is haunting!
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@jsw0109 I know...but funny thing is, it has been standing for 30+ years!
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@jsw0109 Thanks, Jeff. It was a rainy day which just adds to the effect I think.
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I explore so many places that are falling down :) I have way too many but I love taking those photos!!

One of my favs here:
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@terek55 that IS a great one!

@chrissieh wow, you know there's a story there

@sanera I love the stones
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@carolpre looks like nature is winning this battle
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@andycoleborn dude, awesome.
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My most recent dilapidated building was last month.

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Both of these are from the exceptionally amazing ghost town of Bodie, California (almost on the Nevada border)



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@mcrt nice shot... is that moss on the roof?

@pwallis beautifully processed

@revjoel the processing works really well for that

@tabbycat I can almost sense a spirit in the 2nd shot, which is probably just the processing, but ya never know
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Photographed in Oregon:

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Well, they say Bodie is haunted...but I didn't see/hear/feel anything unusual on my visit. If you ever find yourself in Eastern CA, GO THERE! It's WELL worth the drive and a bargain at $9 for entry...I spent 8 hours there, and could easily have gone back for a second day!
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@michaelelliott I guess I didn't realize when I had seen this when you posted it that the structure was abandoned.....I wouldn't have thought there'd be anything abandoned in the shadow of the Brooklyn bridge

@autumnseden gorgeous! fav!

@tabbycat one of these days I intend to hit up CA and Bodie sounds like its right up my alley. I was in PA in October and spent an afternoon in the Eastern State Penitentiary. It was one of my highlights of my trip
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@jsw0109 - the City built a beautiful waterfront around the Brooklyn Bridge and there are many really nice restaurants and pubs. But they left this abandoned and gutted building and a bunch of others too. Not sure what will happen with them but make cool pics.
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@autumnseden - really cool shot I like it a lot!
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Here's another of mine:
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@jaboney I still love that shot Mike. and actually looking at it now, I don't understand why I didn't fav it from the get go. ?? Maybe I was on crack (not really). I'm going to go fav it now. It deserves it.
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Cuervo, New Mexico (ghost town)



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I took this one early in my project. The building is still there and even more overgrown than this shot shows.
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@buggus love the name of the town!! and that 2nd shot is creepy! :)

@girlie I really like that shot... what is growing on it?
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@jsw0109 In Western Washington everything has moss on it. Heck, lots of occupied houses have more than that.
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oo great idea for a thread I've got a few of these....
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This dilapidated old farm building is just down the road from where I work and it changes from month to month depending on what crop the farmer has planted around it! I love photographing it.

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This door is in the Cretan town of Paleochora. I'm still trying to work out what they need the padlock for! LOL:
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The TV aerial's on the farmhouse behind. :-)
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@jsw0109 We live in the subtropics, so anything and everything is crawling over that building; mostly weedy creepers and vines. I'm certainly not going into that snake trap to ID the vegetation, though, sorry!
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An old Pub in Preston that has stood slowly decaying inside its own prison.
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This is a building near our office.
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@andycoleborn i wonder if there is a "Magic Eye" image in the paintwok of that car
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this the old atlas tack building here in town where I live.

here is a little insight on the building
http://henryhrogers.blogspot.com/2009/03/atlas-tack-factory-1902.html
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This is one of my favorite themes!
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Well, this is certainly ruined:-
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love this thread! old buildings are one of my fav things to photograph! it won't let me attach too many, so I have to make a couple entries... sorry!!!


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not a building itself, but I would venture to guess it was once part of one!
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and finally... this isn't abandoned... but it is the oldest house in my town....
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Came across this ruined boathouse the other day.

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@hjbenson that second one is sooooo cool!
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Nice thread! This is something I don't have, but I think will work nicely for the mono theme I've got going on at the moment. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Does this count Jeff? :-)

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@jonesp yes! There's actually something similar to this in Newport,RI
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how about interiors.....?

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Awesome thread :) and some absolutely amazing pictures!!!!

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I love photographing old abandoned buildings - great thread! This is my favorite of the ones I have done:

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@sticksandstones love the sink and radiator!
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@missyrosebee that's a great find and capture!
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@mrfoxon the place where you're sitting... that gorgeous place is abandoned??? that is really sad.
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@lorraineb intriguing!
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@scatcat wow, that first one had some amazing craftmanship, which makes it that much more sad. Thank you for sharing!
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@jsw0109 at the moment it is. It is the winter gardens in Morecambe. It is currently under restoration, but only by a group of volunteers, so it's a very long process with very little funding. It is a total shame, it's a beautiful building.
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@mrfoxon I'm kinda envious that you were able to sit in there and just absorb that awesome beauty
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and another from the same wall as my beetle pic

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@andycoleborn a lot of style and character!
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I took its good side. The dome is half missing and the back side is full of junk and debris. It is a shell of its former self...
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I noticed this thread today, and this barn came to mind...

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@cmc1200 I love it!
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@maggotx oooh! Love it so much I had to go directly to it and fav it
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I don't know how to upload my pic reply, but my project this week has pretty much been old dilapidated buildings
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@yentlski if you go to your album page with the photo you want to share, kinda next to the share button is a box with code in it. If you copy that, you can paste it in the reply box here and it will show up as your photo.
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@jsw0109 thanks
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This is an older one though!

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This is my favorite, no photoshop involved
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Here are a couple :)



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Jeff, this one isn't so much a "building" as it is a simple animal shelter, but it certainly has seen it's better days....

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@jsw0109 yes, this building has a long history behind it, and it's even saddier when you know that the current state partly results from voluntary destructions!
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@ronbee great hdr's.. :D
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@nikonian Thanks and your capture is spot on :)
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@httpgeffed love the pov on the 2nd one!
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This has been abandoned for years now....
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There are some great shots in this thread, this is mine from early in my project.
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Inside of an old rail car.


Some old barns
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All that's left of this hay store is the twisted metal (and an owl nest box !!)

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@clarissajohal great shot clarissa!
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@eliserose781 the inside of the rail car is amazing!
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@eliserose781 That is an awesome pic!!!
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@mummarazzii Freo ??
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@nikonian Yes the old power station, such an awesome building! I have been back a couple of times and still can't get enough!
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Here's mine
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Still fumbling through this site. Hw do I upload a picture here?
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I don't know whether this counts or not since it's only a window not a building ;)

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Old French Colonial villa.

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Kiev, Ukraine
the victim of the growing city
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I love old buildings, as well. They make me wonder who lived there and I am sure there are great stories to tell. Here is an old Mosque being refurbished in my neighborhood.




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Took this one last May.... love old buildings!!
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What a great thread! Loved looking at all these wonderful photos. Mine was shot with film and a manual Pentax K1000 camera as part of the February film challenge.



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Someone used to live here!!
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