A School in the Hills

A prominent hill in a small rural town is the site of a former military academy turned private boarding school. As it is surrounded by a quiet subdivision, we decided to get there before sunrise. In the dishwater gray predawn light, we trudged along a sleeping lane until we reached a cul-de-sac, then pushed through … Continue reading A School in the Hills

Thoughts and Prayers

Do I spend much time in church? As long as there are no follow up questions, yes. Yes, I do. Here’s one church I spent some time in from an undisclosed location. It was a quick shoot despite its large size, but the lack of much grafitti or vandalism was refreshing. Three photos from there: Continue reading Thoughts and Prayers

Urbex, Colorado Style

I didn’t appreciate what a boon the high country climate is to old structures in Colorado. Back home in the Midwest, the humidity turns old wood to pulp within a generation. But here, intense sunlight combined with the thin, arid, atmosphere combine to merely dessicate abandoments, while leaving them intact and standing. Thus, remnants of … Continue reading Urbex, Colorado Style

Atomic Tourism

I found out only recently that there a few nuclear power plants around the country which were abandoned mid-construction. And you can go to some of them! Strictly speaking, you’re not allowed to go to them, but we are really splitting hairs. So it was that a clear winter’s morning found us traipsing through some … Continue reading Atomic Tourism

Mount Moriah Cemetery

It’s not exactly common for a major urban cemetery to become abandoned and fall into disrepair, but that’s exactly what happened to Mount Moriah, which straddles the southwest city limits of Philadelphia. Its story is similar to that of countless other abandoned places and buildings: changing socioeconomic factors slowly eroded the graveyard’s relevance until it … Continue reading Mount Moriah Cemetery

American Palaces

Theater opulence reached its zenith in the early part of the last century. The boom in motion pictures, which quickly became the prime form of entertainment for the masses, coupled with the trend of studios owning their own theaters which they strove to make as lavish as possible in order to attract patrons, created this … Continue reading American Palaces