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Urban Decay

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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's avatar
wow that is just beautiful!! wish i could have been there to take that picture..
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jay-spectreProfessional Photographer
This photo was feature-linked on Tracing the Horizon. You can check out the feature here:

Thanks and keep up the great work!

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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.

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xBeautiful-Strangerx's avatar
beautiful photograph...I'm in love with places like this =] Where was this place? Such a shame it got torn down =/
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namelesswaltz Photographer
this is so great! it's a shame they tore it down, i love places like this.
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psychesdressHobbyist General Artist
This is really fabulous. Sad to hear it no longer exists, because the location is gorgeous.
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BrandonRechtenProfessional 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.
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psychesdressHobbyist 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:
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velcgartistProfessional Interface Designer
i love the location.
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Paddy-WolfeHobbyist General Artist
That is cool! I love it. Too bad it's gone.
notsocool80's avatar
This picture inspires me to explore. I love it
anohita's avatar
photography is aweaome..but i like the story behind the frame
stephie-bum's avatar
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
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green4lady Photographer
i realy love this kind of places
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BrandonRechtenProfessional Interface Designer
Thanks very much! I'm rather partial to places like these as well :)
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green4lady Photographer
too perfect to be real....
jppyro's avatar
its pretty horrid and derelict yet looks quite inviting at the same time. strange
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LawlzGeorgia Digital Artist
If I was a hobo, I'd live here. Hands down.

I love it.
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hyannah77Hobbyist Photographer
Another great one! I hate that they always tear down the most interesting places
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olemaphotographyHobbyist Digital Artist
Pretty cool. Can I use it as a stock? Of course i'd link back to you.
Iced-Amethyst's avatar
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's avatar
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*
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LithiumKitten 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 :)
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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!
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