Abandonment and Urban Decay

October 11, 2008

(This was originally posted on my tumblelog on 22nd August 2008):

I’ve been finding that there’s a strange beauty in photos of abandoned buildings, lonely places, slow deterioration and the gradual reclamation of the highest works of man by nature.

For me, it allows a vision of a post-apocalyptic planet without the pain and horror of the apocalypse. It’s always been the aftermath – not the disaster – that enthralls me.

To that end, why not dine on the following delights:

Detroit Wonderland

Detroit Wonderland | Julia Solis

Ars Subterranea

Ars Subterranea | Papciak and Sias

Opacity - Hellingly Asylum

Opacity | Hellingly Asylum

See also:

Flickr – Urban Abandonments

Infiltration.org – Whitby Psychiatric Hospital

2 Responses to “Abandonment and Urban Decay”


  1. […] one is more in the category Urban Decay, which I stumbled upon today on lostmoya’s blog post Abandonment and Urban Decay. I agree with his writing, that there’s a strange beauty a strange beauty in photos of […]


  2. […] 14, 2009 · No Comments Found via Dark Roasted Blend, here’s another site showcasing some incredibly beautiful photography of abandoned buildings before the wreckers move […]


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