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:: So Forsaken ::

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Journey into a forsaken place

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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.

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September 22, 2013 at 7:20 am

:: Slowly You Forget ::

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Slowly You Forget. Mare Island. 2012

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July 3, 2013 at 4:30 pm

:: 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.

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May 9, 2013 at 1:51 pm

:: It Happened Late One Spring Night ::

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March 17, 2013 at 8:39 am

:: UrbEx Series : Abandoned Train Station ::

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An abandoned classic Beaux Arts train station that was designed by Jarvis Hunt of Chicago. Built in 1912. Holding its silence and waiting **** to breathe life once again.

You can see the Flickr set here.

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March 13, 2013 at 11:15 pm

:: UrbEx Series : Methodist School ::

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A solemn and reflective place that holds memories and voices from those who once thrived and flourished here.

you can view the entire Flickr set here

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March 3, 2013 at 12:38 pm