With Wild Abandonment

Trap

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Today is my birthday so I decided to post what I love to photograph the most, an abandoned building.   I photographed this beautiful abandoned structure yesterday with three of my photographer friends.  This place is massive and a perfect example of beauty from decay.  This blog is going to look at two of the areas we photographed and I will save the other building for another blog on another day.  The photo above is a room where I believe large generators once stood.

This is another shot of the same room showing the three story balcony structure and the roof.  With the light streaming in it had a cathedral feel to it.

The Cathedral

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Close-up of the artwork on the wall.

Bird Graffiti

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A large piece of machinery left behind.

Kuma

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The next few pictures were in an area of the building that is a little worse for the wear but I found incredibly beautiful.  Furnaces use to be located within the bays. The lighting was just gorgeous.

The Apocalypse

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This is one of the bays where a furnace once stood.  You can still see part of it.  Again the lighting is really dramatic.

The Furnace

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Just love the ironwork in this place. It really was surreal shooting in this area.

The Apocalypse 2

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At the end of the long walkway was a staircase to a platform.

Stairway to Heaven

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One of the beautiful arched windows letting in the unseasonable warm sunlight.

Lighting the Decay

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13 thoughts on “With Wild Abandonment

  1. These are incredible…I can spend hours in these sad old places, finding all the lost details. Superb series! Where is this building so btw?

    Oh, and happy birthday Karen! May you find plenty more of these in the coming year.

  2. Karen – firstly, Happy Birthday! What an amazing way to celebrate your day. Secondly – these shots are fantastic. Such great captures of shadows, rubble, graffiti ! Can I ask – is this building in the Lower East Side? As I drove over the Williamsburg Bridge, I see a huge building with a glass roof and I always wonder what it is… Thanks for such an inspiring post. I love it and your photographic talent is so well showcased here!

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