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books – strange journeys with stark abandoned images left behind…
June 6, 2011, 9:49 am
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Into The wild

Christopher McCandless

The Bus

Aerial Photo

The Strange Last Voyage of Donald Crowhurst

Donald Crowhurst

The Teignmouth Electron

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The Ruin Hunter in abandoned Russia
March 7, 2011, 2:23 am
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The abandoned ski lift…

Amazing photos taken by Dmitry Chistoprudov close to Kirovsk, Siberia – see more photos here.

The abandoned castle…

Original article fon one of my new favourite blogs  Dark Roasted Blend here

More amazing abandonment including power stations, whole cities in Siberia, Antartic bases  etc here

Abandoned castles and mansions of Ireland here and incredible inner-city abandonment here and even some Perth abandonment here

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The Ruin Hunter discovers Abandoned Ireland
January 29, 2011, 1:19 pm
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Abandoned Ireland is an amazing book full of splendid ruins and an even more amazing blog for extra photos and updates from the book…

Check out the great 360 degree panoramas – you are there with the Ruin Hunter…

…and for more splendid ruins see this Blog Entry



Beauty in Ruins – Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre
August 7, 2009, 10:55 am
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As Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre explain it …

Ruins are the visible symbols and landmarks of our societies
and their changes, small pieces of history in suspension.

The state of ruin is essentially a temporary situation that happens at
some point, the volatile result of change of era and the fall of empires.
This fragility, the time elapsed but even so running fast, lead us to watch them one very last time :
being dismayed, or admire, making us wondering about the permanence of things.

Photography appeared to us as a modest way
to keep a little bit of this ephemeral state.

Urban archeology & modern ruins photography.

Portfolio of Yves Marchand & Romain Meffre

Ruins of Detroit - Theatre

Ruins of Detroit - Theatre 2

Ruins of Detroit - Theatre 3

Ruins of Detroit - building

Ruins of Detroit - building 2