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Abandoned

Urban decay is the process whereby a previously functioning city, or part of a city, falls into disrepair. There is a beauty in this kind of urban decay than can be captured wonderfully through a photographer's well-trained eye.
View east from the roof of 220 Bagley Ave., Detroit, 2014.  The low evening light reveals the interior of this section of the former United Artists Building
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Logan Airport Area. Neighborhood Boys Play Rough with an Abandoned Car behind the Wood Island Station of the MBTA

Original Caption: Logan Airport Area. Neighborhood Boys Play Rough with an Abandoned Car behind the Wood Island Station of the MBTA (Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority) 05/1973..U.S. National Archives’ Local... more

2078 Stockwell, Compton, CA, 2002

Photograph shows a store with covered windows, closed door, and the signs "Open" and "J & J Market, ice cold beer and wine."

Scudder Homes, Newark

Photograph shows an abandoned room with a portrait of boxer Muhammad Ali on the wall.

65 East 125th St., Harlem, 2002

Photograph shows two storefronts, boarded up.

919 South 9th St., Camden, 2004

Photograph shows occupied row house next to burned out row house.

Like one of Goya's Caprichos in Mack Ave. at Lenox, Detroit. The head is so big, it could tip the building over, 2013

Photo shows an abandoned dairy store, originally Wilson Dairy store and later Dairy Ann, C&P Ice Cream Bar, and a barbecue joint, with a large cow head on top and grafitti.

Looking inside, Livernois Ave. at Ellsworth, Detroit, 2013

Photograph shows a pair of storefronts, El Lynn's Kitchen, serving breakfast, burgers, and soul food, which is open, and one next door which appears to be abandoned.

Paired houses, 420 East Grand Blvd., Detroit, 2014

Photograph shows duplex with one side well maintained and the other side abandoned and in disrepair.