BestBookmarks Features Artful Images of Urban Decay

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jul 18, 2010 • References:
Urban decay is macabre and fascinating, but it can also be beautiful, as these photographs from BestBookmarks confirm. Like autumn, which a friend of mine calls "the season of rotting things," the colors and textures of decay can be breathtaking.

What I find most interesting is that so many humans are drawn to the flaking paint and weathered patina of urban decay and are driven to photograph it. In cities hard-hit with financial woes, the availability of subject matter can only increase. Maybe the art of urban decay is a silver lining in the fiscal clouds. Stats for Dilapidated Photo Collections Trending: Older & Average
Research: 10,042 clicks in 305 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Urban Decay
Related: 112 examples / 86 photos
Segment: Females, 18-55
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