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23 Glamorizations of Abandonment

From Abandoned Banks and Houses to Trains

— June 25, 2009 — Art & Design
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.
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Fake Infestations
Fake Infestations
Helen Nodding Gives an Abandoned Studio a Buggy Story Line
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Database Photography
Database Photography
Rich Hendry's 'Data Banks' Captures Empty Storage Rooms
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Subway Cars as Art Studios
Subway Cars as Art Studios
The Village Underground
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Abandoned Real Estate Bus Tours
Abandoned Real Estate Bus Tours
Long Island Foreclosure Tours
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Norwegian Street Art
Norwegian Street Art
Government-Funded Graffiti
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Abandoned House Photography
Abandoned House Photography
'Island Feelings' Shows the Beautiful Side of Summer's Spoils
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Bright Blue Doors
Bright Blue Doors
Lisbon Street Art Features Indigo Paint and Portuguese Poetry
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Haunted Urban Exploration
Haunted Urban Exploration
Old Don Jail in Toronto Opens Doors to Sinister Past
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'Lost' Location Found
'Lost' Location Found
Russia's Real-Life DHARMA Initiative
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Abandoned Bank Photography
Abandoned Bank Photography
Jonathan Castellino Revists the Bank of Toronto
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Life-Sized Dollhouses
Life-Sized Dollhouses
Abandoned Farmhouse Transformed Into Giant Playhouse
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Modern Ruins
Modern Ruins
Russian Castles Rotting
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Capturing Dilapidated Buildings
Capturing Dilapidated Buildings
‘100 Abandoned Houses Project' by Kevin Bauman
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Creepy Urban Exploration
Creepy Urban Exploration
Abandoned Ruins by Tom Kirsch
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Abandoned Man-Made Creations
Abandoned Man-Made Creations
'Artificial Owl' Website for Derelict Enthusiasts
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Abandoned Building Photography
Abandoned Building Photography
Visually Brilliant Derelict Power Plants Captured on Camera
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Clothes-Free Urban Explorers
Clothes-Free Urban Explorers
Miru Kim's Fearless and Confident Photography
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Vampire House
Vampire House
Anne Rice's Rosegate Estate Sale + Ghosts Free
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Abandoned Future City
Abandoned Future City
San Zhi, Taiwan
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Architectural Corpses
Architectural Corpses
‘Stages of Decay' by Julia Solis Captures Abandoned Theaters
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Repurposed Bomb Shelters
Repurposed Bomb Shelters
The Underground 'Bahnhof Office'
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Modern Ghost Towns
Modern Ghost Towns
10 Recently-Abandoned Cities
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Abandoned Celebrity Mansions
Abandoned Celebrity Mansions
Mike Tyson's Old Home
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