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08-09-2009, 06:56 PM   #1
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Project Urban Decay

As I like photos of abandonned and decaying buildings, I am starting a thread specifically for them. Please feel free to include your favorite pictures of abandonned buildings.

I'll start the ball with 2 pictures from my neigbourhood:

This first one was a Texaco gas station back in the 70's. In the 80's it became a "Mister Sub", a Canadian chain of sandwitch restaurants. In the 90's it became an ethnic grocery and has been abandonned for around 4-5 years.



Second is a house thats been abandonned more than 10 years. We keep an eye on this one as it regularely houses squatters and we're just waiting for it to burn down.



Lets see your urban decay!

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This is a fav subject of mine, so here's one from this afternoon.
A boarded up window with Mimosa sapling.

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This is a parkade ramp in downtown Edmonton. For some reason, the ramp was closed but the rest of the parkade still lives on. As you can see, vegetation is growing on the concrete and the ramp is in such state of disrepair it is beyond salvageable.

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This is the smoke stack of the former Canada Packers Plant in the old side of Edmonton. Most of the building was demolished in 1995 and a local architect who owned the land at the time saved this smoke stack from destruction. Nothing has been done to the land since, while development fluorished all around it. Weird!







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I really like the ramp and the 2nd one from the chimney series
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here's one from me

I don't exactlly know what this building used to be, but it's on the north bank of river Thames in London. In Chelsea, right next to some ultra modern (and superexpensive) riverside flat development. Obviously, this one has seen better times...



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Here's a couple from my home town of King's Lynn:



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a very good idea to initiate such a thread it is one of my favourite shooting subjects :-)

here ya' go, a few of my shots:


this building doesnt exist anymore, as the caterpillar shoe suggests..
its a part of an old stadium-arena. the next ones are from the same area:











I dont know how this place looked before its decadent times, but I loved the look of it while it was deserted. I felt quite sorry they smashed it :/

to be continued with new stuff..

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Abandoned rail station, Erie Lackawanna line
DA 16-45 on film


Wall in Bloomfield NJ, DA 16-45 on film


Brick Auto Towing, Newark NJ. DA 16-45 on digital


Another rail station, Bloomfield NJ. SMC-A 28, film


New Jersey, the Garden State
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Nice! Keep 'em coming folks!

That chimney in the middle of nowhere is cool, I just looks so out of place.

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This used to be Posey's Oyster Bar (Home of the Topless Oyster) in St. Marks, Florida. It was a hopping place this time of year until Hurricane Dennis' back surge creamed St. Marks 4 years ago. It backs up to the water front and has (or had) a deck over the water. I'm not trying to imply St. Marks is urban or anything. If you look close, you can see that this multi-story building is somewhat off its foundation. This business had been open since the 1920s. I regret getting images of it in action. I have taken a number of film and digital images of its next door neighbor that survived, Riverside Bar & Grill.




This is a few miles west on the coast line in Panacea. The Restaurant is Angelo and sons which had survived several hurricanes over a period of 50 to 60 years. However, this is what the back-surge looked like from Carabelle to St. Marks. Panacea is half way between. This restaurant was rebuilt bigger, taller and stronger. This photo compliments of the U.S. Geological Survey & forgottencoastline.com. Large boats can usually go under the hump in the bridge.


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Old feed store in Monticello, FL. At least someone is still using it.



Old road side motel also in Monticello, Florida

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Concrete block and tin roof motel... rooms rented by the hour, deposit required for bedsheets

The rusty "Enter" sign speaks volumes as to the status of this building!

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Unfortunately my hometown has become one of those places where all the businesses have boarded up doors and broken windows. This is Main Street:

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