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:: Out of Order ::

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Western Frontier. 2012. 35mm film

You can view more of my images from this California ghost town by clicking here.

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June 20, 2014 at 9:55 am

:: So Forsaken ::

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Journey into a forsaken place

Written by kapshure

May 23, 2014 at 7:23 am

:: UrbEx Series : Abandoned Silo ::

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Scenes from an abandoned silo in a Mid-Western city.  This particular silo was built in 1906, and is often considered one of the cities first skyscrapers as it rose up over 15 stories.

Silos of this type can often hold more than a million bushels of any type of grain.

If you’re interested in viewing more images related to the abandoned, decayed, and forgotten – click here for my ‘Exploration Collection’ on Flickr.

Written by kapshure

September 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

:: Decaying in Astoria ::

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As seen in Astoria, OR.

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September 10, 2013 at 6:13 pm

:: Slowly You Forget ::

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Slowly You Forget. Mare Island. 2012

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July 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

:: Rhyolite Ghost Town ::

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The ghost town of Rhyolite, Nevada sits in the Bullfrog Hills about 120 miles NorthWest of Las Vegas. The town sprang to life circa 1904, and by 1907 reached an estimated population of about 4-5k people. However, its decline happened almost as rapidly as its ascent.

You can view all my Rhyolite images here

Written by kapshure

May 31, 2013 at 11:06 am

:: UrbEx Series : Abandoned Mental Hospital ::

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Capturing these images you see was a very moving and emotional experience for me, as this abandoned mental facility had originally opened in 1842 after a state bill was passed calling for a “State Lunatic, Idiot, and Epileptic Asylum“.  By the 1870’s, overcrowding at this institution was a major issue, as local communities sent patients there who were often considered unwanted, or problematic, regardless of their diagnoses. One can easily surmise a lot of suffering occurred here.

..the overcrowding trend continued for another 75+ years as it often vied for the title of “largest psychiatric facility” in the world.

there are an estimated 20,000 – 30,000 unmarked graves here which were only identified by numbered poles — many of which have disappeared.

By the early 1970’s this facility was mostly abandoned. Many people believe these buildings and grounds to be haunted to this day.

You can view the entire Flickr set here.

Written by kapshure

May 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm