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Urban Decay by BrandonRechten Urban Decay by BrandonRechten
I used to love coming to this building and wandering around inside it. I remember when I first ventured there -- it was a cold winter day. The air was brisk and the only sounds to be heard were of my feet crunching broken glass, the rustling of the leaves, blowing around inside and the occasional fluttering of wings as pigeons entered and exited from above.

This building no longer exists. It was razed to the ground a few months ago, which saddened me, despite the fact that it had been abandoned for about 15 years and was generally an eye-sore to the rest of the town. Thankfully, I still have a decent number of photos of which to remember it by.
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aubreynicoleabraham Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2011
wow that is just beautiful!! wish i could have been there to take that picture..
jay-spectre Featured By Owner May 18, 2011  Professional Photographer
This photo was feature-linked on Tracing the Horizon. You can check out the feature here:

Thanks and keep up the great work!

morpheustales Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011
That's a great piece! We run a small press magazine called Morpheus Tales (www.morpheustales), and we're currently working on an Urban Horror Special issue. We'd love to use your artwork in the magazine. Unfortunately we can't pay but you would receive an electronic contributor's copy of the magazine.

Let us know if you're interested:


xBeautiful-Strangerx Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
beautiful photograph...I'm in love with places like this =] Where was this place? Such a shame it got torn down =/
namelesswaltz Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2010   Photographer
this is so great! it's a shame they tore it down, i love places like this.
psychesdress Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really fabulous. Sad to hear it no longer exists, because the location is gorgeous.
BrandonRechten Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks! Yeah, I was more than a little disappointed when I drove by and saw it had been torn down. I'm glad I was able to get a good number of shots before it was though.
psychesdress Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah, I'm sure I would be just as disappointed. That really does stink, although I understand why it needs to happen a lot of the time. Safety and all that. Glad you got those good shots, too. :nod:
velcgartist Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
i love the location.
MrWolfeConcoctions Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2009  Professional General Artist
That is cool! I love it. Too bad it's gone.
notsocool80 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2008
This picture inspires me to explore. I love it
anohita Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2008
photography is aweaome..but i like the story behind the frame
stephie-bum Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2008
lvoe the fact that you can tell that the scene is gettin further away from u but everything is stil in focus and all the details are crystal clear
green4lady Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008   Photographer
i realy love this kind of places
BrandonRechten Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Thanks very much! I'm rather partial to places like these as well :)
green4lady Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2008   Photographer
too perfect to be real....
jppyro Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2008
its pretty horrid and derelict yet looks quite inviting at the same time. strange
LawlzGeorgia Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2008   Digital Artist
If I was a hobo, I'd live here. Hands down.

I love it.
hyannah77 Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Another great one! I hate that they always tear down the most interesting places
olemaphotography Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool. Can I use it as a stock? Of course i'd link back to you.
Iced-Amethyst Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2007
Wow I love this photograph! I found it a while ago on google images while searching urban decay I think... I didn't know it was on Deviantart! It looks like it was an inspiring place, shame they got rid of it.
SasukeRoxMySox Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2007
wow...i cant even eplain what i like about the picture...i just love it ^__^
shuch a shame is got razed :doh: im really looking for a place like this to shoot for my AS photography..
anyway awesome work *faves*
LithiumKitten Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2007   Photographer
Hello stranger! :wave:

Just a note to say I've bothered this photograph of yours in a journal feature 'Lost furniture'.. Which may or may not turn into a news feature.

It'll be on my front page, assuming this messge gets to you in time :)
Ratafluke Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2007
Hahaha, this place looks an odd kind of comfy with all those sofas. Looks like the walls are decorated with drapes and carpets, even though it's just the insulation falling from the walls. The lighting reminds me of some atmospheric club, dark with pools of light highlighting places... Wish I could have explored this building, too!
dont-fall-apart Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
wow. i really like this. i would have loved to see that place.
reavermachine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Do the police know you're going into these places?
BrandonRechten Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
Heh, I try to keep a relatively low-profile when visiting abandoned buildings. I've been escorted off property by the police before, but I've never gotten fined or anything. For the most part if you don't look like you're trying to cause trouble or damage anything, and if you're respectful, they're fairly pleasant.
reavermachine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Hmm... there IS an old mental hospital just down the road. But I always figured I'd get arrested. And then I realize I'm over 18 and the prospect of getting arrested gets ever so more uncomfortable.
reavermachine Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Hmm... too bad about that place. I'd love it if there were a building like that around here.
Obsidian133 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2007
Interesting location.
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