Detroit Book Depository
Michigan Central Station
City Hall Subway
A couple of great recent galleries on ruins and abandoned buildings. The first, from Web Urbanist is a general look at the increase in ruins and our appreciation of them; the second, from the Infrastructurist site, is a look primarily at abandoned stations and their strong allure.
More greatness from Opacity - a secret bunker in Germany.
I hunched down as far as I could, one hand dragging my backpack full of gear behind me and the other holding my tripod and camera. The headlamp illuminated the thick dust I was breathing in and a sliver of the room stretching out before me. Christian was in the lead with a large kerosene lantern, and stopped to crouch at the end of the curved room. It was wide enough for three people, yet claustrophobic, as there were only a few feet of room from the earthen floor to the curved ceiling.
We haven't had a ruined fairground on here for an age - and this is the ruined fairground that contains all others. If ever a metaphor outgrew itself and monstrously claimed that which it was used to describe then this is it. There isn't much else to say.
A flickr set of the abandoned Neverland fairground.
(spotted at Fantastic Journal)
It's been an age since we featured anything from motts over at Opacity - this latest photo set from the abandoned shell of the Riverside Hospital on North Brother Island in New York's East River has some fabulous images.
Buffalo State Hospital, Darkness
For some other examples of his work, see this set of the Buffalo State Hospital.