Abandoned by Men Embraced by Nature (website) (visual map)

Sep 17 2014

Feeling righteous? Check out the abandoned remains of South Korea’s Bible Expo, once the largest in the world. http://www.abandonedplaygrounds.com/the-abandoned-bible-expo-of-songdo-central-park/

(Source: The abandoned remains of South Korea's Bible Expo, once the largest in the world. http)

Sep 16 2014

Meet the abandoned underwater ruins of the Hilma Hooker, she was a simple shipping vessel that sunk after being detained for smuggling 25,000 pounds of marijuana. http://www.abandonedplaygrounds.com/hilma-hooker-abandoned-underwater-shipwreck/

(Source: Meet the abandoned underwater ruins of the Hilma Hooker, she was a simple shipping vessel that sunk after being detained for smuggling 25,000 pounds of marijuana. http)

Sep 16 2014

Abandoned Car Wash. Source.

Sep 16 2014

Abandoned Okpo Land Amusement Park is South Korea closed in 1999 after the Duck themed ride capsized and threw a young girl out if the compartment and down to the pavement below. She died and the park closed that same day. Source.

Sep 15 2014

Abandoned restaurant in Japan. Source.

Sep 15 2014

Crawford Priory is not a priory at all but called such for its resemblance to a monastery. It was in fact just the lovely home and estate to some of the Earls of Crawford in Scotland. It has been abandoned since 1968! Source

Aug 31 2014

Abandoned church walk through in VA. Click to go to youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5BeRW5AUO7g or read the article at http://www.abandonedplaygrounds.com/the-abandoned-creeper-church-of-forest-virginia/

Aug 21 2014

Aug 21 2014

ianference:

While the Hotel Columbia has been abandoned for over a decade, one would hardly know this to look at it - many rooms look more or less like this, somewhat disheveled, but hardly in the state of advanced decay that most of the buildings I study are.  Still, as can be inferred from the red carpeting and the bathroom design pictured here, it has been much longer than a decade since anything was done to update the decor… Sadly, while the Columbia is certainly in salvageable condition, the Korean investment conglomerate that owns it wants it as a tax shelter and nothing more - there are currently no plans to save the building, and soon enough, water damage will make rehabilitation prohibitively expensive.

ianference:

While the Hotel Columbia has been abandoned for over a decade, one would hardly know this to look at it - many rooms look more or less like this, somewhat disheveled, but hardly in the state of advanced decay that most of the buildings I study are.  Still, as can be inferred from the red carpeting and the bathroom design pictured here, it has been much longer than a decade since anything was done to update the decor… Sadly, while the Columbia is certainly in salvageable condition, the Korean investment conglomerate that owns it wants it as a tax shelter and nothing more - there are currently no plans to save the building, and soon enough, water damage will make rehabilitation prohibitively expensive.