From Abandoned Banks and Houses to Trains

 - Jun 25, 2009   Updated: Apr 28 2011
While it's true the recession has left many buildings deserted, there is something about abandoned architecture that struck people's fancy long before there was any whiff of economic crisis.

This cluster on the glamorization of abandonment highlights some of the most mysterious, dramatic and alluring innovations surrounding decaying architecture, forgotten subway carts, abandoned theaters and more.

Implications - Abandoned houses and old establishments appear to be unsightly and unwanted. Photographers venturing into these places have uncovered an unusual beauty. Businesses can capitalize on the cool factor that these places have by making them marketable to the public. Theme parks and tours are ideas that businesses could look into when dealing with these unique abodes.