My fascination with abandoned places is growing. I find them a bit creepy and scary, but also often feel sadness. These are places that were once busy or loved or useful, no longer have a purpose.
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A lot of this area was boarded up and had a lot of fencing and signs. Barbed wire was also on many of the fenced-in areas.
Another part of the fascination is with the deterioration, for many reasons and often due to age, weather, urban mining, vandalism, and accumulation of combustible materials (trash), etc. This often leads to dangerous conditions which in some way adds to the mystery and allure.
The angles of the way it is carved into the hill made it interesting to explore. Inside of the building, it is a bit of a viewing platform area the way the rooms are separated,
Some information I found when looking into why places get abandoned included: “Ecological Disasters. Water contamination, air pollution, or other plagues can cause people to leave their homes and commercial property and abandon their properties for good. One example is Flint, Michigan The ongoing water troubles in the city have made it difficult, if not almost impossible, to sell a house.”
It’s also fascinating to try to dig into the history, maybe discover what happened, why a place was abandoned and what has happened since.
There’s also this:
Urbexing is a photography genre which involves exploring and photographing abandoned buildings and areas. Photos are usually over processed in order to induce mystery, drama and abandonment in the viewer’s mind.
This post is to show some photographs taken at one particular location, I hope you enjoy the photos! This part does look a bit dangerous.
It’s exciting and scary – maybe dangerous walking in and through these structures. There is an underground area to these structures that I just couldn’t go into yet- I was too scared! But I’m sure I’ll go back for a second visit and will explore more. They are fascinating.
Walking through the structures, I can’t help but imagine so many things. I’m imagining, who was there last, who else has visited, how did people find this place, who was here as part of their work or life, what kind of people were they – and of course, why was this place abandoned?
Others here before us…
There is a lot of graffiti on the walls here. Some of it was actually really good!