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crash



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The Northeast is well represent here, so I figured Iíd ask. Iím trying to find abandoned buildings, quarries, rail bridges, tunnels, and the like in between Boston and NYC. Iím doing a road trip in April, and I got a new camera and a couple of days to kill. The more decay, blight, and graffiti, the better. Iím looking for places that are along the way, but Iím down to take a detour if itís worthwhile.

Stuff that looks like this:









Anyone got any recommendations?
Post Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:30 am
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anomaly
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Detroit. Don't judge my geography knowledge
Post Mon Apr 07, 2014 6:09 pm
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You might have success by googling "abandoned mill towns" or something like that. Loving those pictures. And yes, Detroit is the real estate of ruination.
Post Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:55 am
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yeah i've been trying to get out to detroit. maybe this summer. i've actually had a lot of luck online finding spots. i'm not sure why people post so much information about the places they break into, but it's very helpful.
Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 8:17 am
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Most abandoned mill buildings are actually being re-used, at least in New Hampshire. You might find some mills in Lawrence or Lowell (maybe Worcester) Mass that are abandoned. They could be in some pretty tough areas, just be aware.

I'd recommend this... if you can get in... ;)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portsmouth_Naval_Prison

or maybe this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worcester_State_Hospital
Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 11:04 am
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Captiv8



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crash wrote:
yeah i've been trying to get out to detroit. maybe this summer. i've actually had a lot of luck online finding spots. i'm not sure why people post so much information about the places they break into, but it's very helpful.


So there are - what - forums for what you do? That actually sounds really interesting. Detroit is maybe the best place I can think of off-hand for this kind of thing. But it's also one of the more dangerous aspects. You could easily juxtapose gentrification and degradation as well, as with Wayne State University and the surrounding environs, which are decidedly less nice.
The Detroit train station has been abandoned for years as well, and it is a fantastic spot for what you're talking about. This photo has obviously been photoshopped for color, but you get the idea:



Edit: Adding this link to a shot of the interior. It's massive and high res so I don't want to jam things up. Just click, obvi.

http://www.offtoseetheelephant.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/29.jpg
Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 12:48 pm
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T-Wrex
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When digital SLRs first came out..
I really liked that mixed contrast HDR look.

Now that anybody can do it (and does it)..
...it seems a bit abused and overdone..
Post Tue Apr 15, 2014 1:09 pm
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Mansfield Training School in Mansfield, CT. Place was a fucking scourge that housed vast numbers of the "Mentally Retarded" in deplorable conditions until it was graciously shuttered in the late 80's/early 90's. Supposedly now haunted. Might be worth a peak.

Sorry I suck at posting pics, but Google Images, or maybe this link.

http://www.lovethesepics.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Mansfield-Training-School-Main-Building-opened-in-1860-and-closed-in-1993.jpg
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