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'States of Decay' book on urban decay blight to prove political point ...

'States of Decay' book on urban decay blight to prove political point ... | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
... the photographs already starts to feel mundane by the end of the first quarter of the book – States of Decay is divided into four sections, with text attempting to add context to urban exploration and the book's forced message.
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Urban exploration: derelict and abandoned urban, industrial and commercial locations. http://wreckyratbird.com
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A Walk Among The Tombstones - Highgate Cemetery

A Walk Among The Tombstones - Highgate Cemetery | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Described as “One of England’s Greatest Treasures” and divided into the East and West cemeteries, Highgate is the final resting place of many famous names including writers Christina Rossetti, Adam Douglas, George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), Radclyffe Hall, Karl Marx and my own personal favourite from today, chemist and physicist Michael Faraday.
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Photos of New York City Storefronts Taken 10 Years Apart Show Gentrification and Decay

Photos of New York City Storefronts Taken 10 Years Apart Show Gentrification and Decay | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
When photographers James and Karla Murray began working on their book, "Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York," they were simply attempting to show photos of the last family-owned businesses remaining in New York City. However, the
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Midnight wanderer | adventure & infrastructure | sewerfresh

Midnight wanderer | adventure & infrastructure | sewerfresh | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The paths of two wandering strangers intersect then diverge, threading through the thick shadows which creep from every crack and crevice; drifting like ghosts through the dim glow of the streetlights.. Stories and photographs of urban exploration and adventures in the
urban environment. Sneaking into the metro, venturing into the sewers, climbing bridges,
and exploring industry, urban ruins, infrastructure and abandoned buildings.
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Legs - Paris, 2008

Legs - Paris, 2008 | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Explore The Creaking Door's photos on Flickr. The Creaking Door has uploaded 2297 photos to Flickr.
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Not ruins. But, awesome to see the Eiffel Tower up close.

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Sophisticated Locking Mechanism

Sophisticated Locking Mechanism | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
A bit of blue on an autumnal day.
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Morbid Abandonments: 14 Deserted Morgues & Mortuaries

Morbid Abandonments: 14 Deserted Morgues & Mortuaries | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
These 14 abandoned morgues and mortuaries drip with the death that they once contained, with bone saws and other relics of their past life still visible.
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Best from Above: Drone Views of 6 Philadelphia Abandonments

Best from Above: Drone Views of 6 Philadelphia Abandonments | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Some of the most fascinating parts of certain deserted buildings in Philadelphia cannot even be seen from below, making this drone footage shot by Matt Satell of Philly by Air all the more revealin…
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White Wall of Moscow | English Russia

White Wall of Moscow | English Russia | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Centuries ago Moscow was white. There were magnificent white walls around the city with white towers in the corners. Nowadays the Moscow Kremlin is Red and the remains of the white city is buried under the ground. Sometimes during the excavations or construction works in Moscow downtown the remains of these white walls can be found. Like this time, while building a multi-stored underground parking in Moscow downtime they use the old remains of something that could be of great interest for archeology as a good basis for the modern steel structures.
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The Little House on Polk Street | Forgotten Chicago | History, Architecture, and Infrastructure

The Little House on Polk Street | Forgotten Chicago | History, Architecture, and Infrastructure | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The last remaining residential structure in a long gone neighborhood.
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7 Abandoned Wonders of Commercial & Industrial Architecture

7 Abandoned Wonders of Commercial & Industrial Architecture | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
These seven wonders of abandoned commercial and industrial architecture include skyscrapers, office buildings, manufacturing facilities and industrial complexes.
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The Hand of Man: Bonsai Hangs Inside Abandoned Power Plant

The Hand of Man: Bonsai Hangs Inside Abandoned Power Plant | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Inside the cooling tower of an abandoned power plant, a tiny bonsai tree hangs from a geometric metal frame, its roots exposed. The only other sign of life inside the cavernous space is an occasion…
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Closing down: the couple chronicling New York's disappearing storefronts

Closing down: the couple chronicling New York's disappearing storefronts | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
James and Karla Murray’s Store Front photography books capture a disappearing world – New York’s small stores and their unique and precious aesthetics
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New York's Changing Storefronts, In Photos

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All the world's a Subway.
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Too Good for the Bin...

Too Good for the Bin... | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
...and the canal by the looks of things. I love that the windows in the roof look like eyes, the bin looks like the mouth and the banana skin looks like a tongue!
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24 Revealing Photos & Stories of Deserted Buildings

24 Revealing Photos & Stories of Deserted Buildings | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
What is it about the cracking paint, the crumbling brick and the ominous silent of abandoned buildings that attracts urban explorers interested in building infiltration?
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Roofs of Saint Petersburg | English Russia

Roofs of Saint Petersburg | English Russia | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
That’s not an every-day occasion to see St. Pete from a height of 30 or 40 meters (100 feet and higher) as the highest building in the city is the Admiralty, or spire of Petropalovskaya fortress, which is just 72 meters high (240 feet) and it is forbidden to erect a building that is higher than the Admiralty.

So, roofers of St. Pete offer us a great opportunity to see how the city looks from the tallest houses located over there.
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Island Station Power, St. Paul, Minn.

Island Station Power, St. Paul, Minn. | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
The interesting history of Island Station, a long-abandoned power plant in St. Paul, Minnesota, with historical and contemporary photographs.
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7 Abandoned Wonders of Institutional Architecture

7 Abandoned Wonders of Institutional Architecture | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Once grand and impressive churches, schools, courthouses and hospitals, these abandoned institutional buildings are now haunting shadows of their former selves.
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7 Abandoned Wonders of America: Mills to Military Islands

7 Abandoned Wonders of America: Mills to Military Islands | Modern Ruins | Scoop.it
Imagine entire islands and vast building complexes eerily abandoned virtually in your own back yard. This seemingly far-fetched scenario might be more real than you realize.
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