Domino Sugar Factory - Brooklyn - New York City

There is something so incredibly touching about urban decay.

Sorrow and longing can be traced in the peeling layers and crumbling brick. In warm sunlight, iron oxidation produces.. .continue reading here…


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The Oculus TowerListen up ‘cause I got a real funky concept - Truly it isn’t fair that everybody wants to hide locations to stop vandalism, one way or another these places will either be demolished, entirely forgotten, or found out and maybe eventually unable to even be explored. Every person has the right to see these amazing places, not just those deemed worthy. We are a people together, not segregated, so everyone get off your high horse and share. This is a community of people who enjoy exploring, and yes, you will have a bad apple in the bunch here and there, but it could be worse. Places shouldn’t be vandalized and destroyed but hiding them isn’t going to stop that anyway. I like to think that anyone here at my site isn’t looking at these places thinking, “yeah, I’m gonna go eff that place up”. So, if you know the history of this awesome place please let me know or leave a comment, and if you know the location, let’s get it out there, others deserve to see it to, not just these (very talented) photographers

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From Manhattan and Brooklyn’s trendiest neighborhoods to the far-flung edges of the
outer boroughs, Will Ellis has spent the last three years photographing and researching the lost and lonely corners of the United States’ most populous city. His new photo book Abandoned NYC is packed with 150 color images of sixteen of New York’s most beautiful and
 mysterious abandoned spaces, paired with detailed essays on the fascinating history of these forgotten sites.

The project has taken him across the five boroughs and beyond to capture New York City’s forgotten places—relics of a once-mighty industrial waterfront, crumbling institutions for the poor and mentally ill, decommissioned military defenses, derelict railroads, schools, and cemeteries. This haunting collection of photographs serves as a valuable documentation of a seldom seen and rapidly disappearing New York City landscape—many of the buildings he’s photographed have already been demolished, or renovated into hotels, artist’s studios, and luxury condominiums. (Schiffer Publishing)

(Photography by Will Ellis)

Will Ellis has been photographing the ruins of New York City since 2012, and documenting their history on his blog, AbandonedNYC.com. Signed copies of Abandoned NYC are available for purchase through the author’s website www.abandonednycbook.com.

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An Unexpected Tale

I brought Romance (my dog) on a walk earlier,and I decided to walk a different way than we usually do to change it up a bit. So there I was, walking through a field, when suddenly, three books that are in perfectly good condition are lying there. My first thought was “what shit eater leaves three books in the grass”. I was going to take them, but I then considered that maybe someone would come back for them. Checking them again, I realised that they were there at least two days, because they were slightly damp and it hadn’t rained since then.
Still feeling conflicted, I reluctantly kept walking, but then I thought “fuck it”. There’s no way I could leave them there after already asking myself why somebody would do that in the first place. So, I walked back and picked up the books, and not gonna lie, I had the biggest grin on my face. It would be a sin to leave three perfectly good books there, I mean what a waste. All though I’ve never heard of the books, and I’m not too interested in them, my mind wandered to Frederick Douglass, when he said “once you learn to read,you will be forever free” . So, being the inner book worm that I am, I picked them all up and struggled to carry all three in one arm, and control Romamce with the other. Good oul Frederick Douglass was right, because it was honestly a very free and thrilling experience (I don’t get out much). Then, as I made my way home with the edges of the books sticking into my side, I smiled because Wilde was right…a good friend WIll always stab you in the front.
So….here I am. A hot cup of tea by my side and three new editions of books to go on the shelf.