Monday, May 4, 2009


Last night I was watching part of "Life After People" on the History channel and I was just amazed at how quickly some buildings crumble and fall while others remain standing for decades with no care. This also tied into some research I've been doing for a writing project and it all brought me to hundreds of sites on the subject of abandoned buildings and in some cases entire cities. It's shocking that people would just walk away from some of these incredible structures never to return. Old, unused, out of the way places and architecture are huge draws to me so, urban exploration (a fancy term for trespassing) is something I've wanted to do but never had the nerve to get into. I guess I'll just live vicariously for now. Here are a few pictures as well as their source sites. Glimpses into the past and perhaps our future.


  1. There is a great sadness that a lot of very worthy structures are left to crumble. I used to pass one in particular in the city, that was abandoned and left as a shell of its former glory. It looked very like a castle of sorts, with rounded tower-like spires at each corner. It too, held up over years of neglect and decay. Now after thinking about it, I will have to see if she still stands.

  2. There were two places I always wanted to explore, both of which were primarily underground tunnels, two small cities over from me. However, the law keepers were quite strict about the whole thing, and I do not think I could outrun them.