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  1. Lost for Decades

    Love to explore and photograph urban ruins? Browse the forgotten, abandoned locations documented at Roel van Wanrooy’s Lost For Decades.

    Architecture
    Photo by Roel van Wanrooy
  2. Architecture
  3. Architecture
  4. Project Run and Play Week One: Modern Mayan

    Inspired by the geometry of the ruins of Chichen Itza, SewSophieLynn uses the bright color palette of Mexico to create fun spring fashions for her two daughters.

    Crafts
    Fashion creations by SewSophieLynn
  5. What Remains

    Lovely short musings by Robyn Haynes on our innermost selves and the things we leave behind: “For all we think we know of those who have passed, their possessions — personal information, social status, official records, even diaries — what they leave us is an imperfect record, it can never be the whole story.”

    Culture
  6. Architectural Afterlife

    “People were here once, living and working and now they are gone while the collapsing ruins remain a place that is looked past by so many.” Preserving history through imagery, Cleveland, Ohio-based photojournalist Johnny Joo documents the history of decaying, forgotten places across the US.

    Architecture
  7. Photography
  8. History
  9. After the Final Curtain: Matt Lambros Photographs America’s Movie Theaters in Ruins

    Photographer Matt Lambros captures the decaying past in America’s abandoned movie theaters.

    Architecture
    The Loew’s Kings Theatre in Brooklyn, New York, designed by the architectural firm of Rapp and Rapp. All images courtesy of Matt Lambros, After the Final Curtain.
  10. Capturing the Eerie Beauty of Modern Ruins

    Is there anything spookier than the haunting beauty of abandoned buildings? In time for Halloween, we revisit these gorgeous shots of 20th-century ruins, and the bloggers who devote their time to documenting them.

    Architecture
  11. Abandoned, Not Forgotten: A Look at the Haunting Beauty of Modern Ruins

    A look at bloggers and photographers who document the disappearing traces of everyday 20th-century life.

    Architecture
    The Sattler / Broadway Theater in Buffalo, NY. Image by Liz at Peeling Walls.
  12. Architecture
  13. Chernobyl: 30 Years On

    “It was ten minutes dominated by the ghosts of young lives, cruelly destroyed by radiation, upheaval, trauma.” Peter Zarko-Flynn documents Chernobyl in a series of photo essays, 30 years after the disaster.

    Photo Essay
  14. Peeling Walls

    At Peeling Walls, photoblogger Liz documents abandoned buildings across the Midwest, from a decaying factory in Ohio to a closed school in Michigan, capturing the last vestiges of their beauty before they disappear.

    Architecture
  15. The Basement

    Cabel Sasser presents a photo essay and tour of an old basement in Portland, Oregon, that holds many memories: “The roar of the presses that ruled these rooms has been replaced, just as we all suspected, with the calculated silence of the conduit that carries our data. This data, in fact. These very photos.”

    History