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Abandoned buildings photo series shows beauty in urban decay

Abandoned buildings photo series shows beauty in urban decayAn urban explorer has created a powerful photography series in a campaign to show the beauty of abandoned buildings and to urge us to stop tearing them down. Shelley Koon, 54, from Dover, Del., hopes to shatter the illusion that the forgotten sites are dark and drab to reveal their beauty and appeal. Visiting hospitals, asylums, schools and factories in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, she says she can easily spend eight hours at a time exploring and photographing the locations. (Caters News)



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New York's Donald J. Trump State Park: A story of abandonment and decay

New York's Donald J. Trump State Park: A story of abandonment and decaySigns for Donald J. Trump State Park are still visible on Taconic State Parkway in New York, even though the park is overrun with weeds and brambles. A subject of local debate and some controversy, the neglected land shows what happens when real property donated to the state for public use isn’t maintained for years.



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Abandoned funeral home dies of decay

Abandoned funeral home dies of decayThis is a real house of the dead, as forgotten artifacts lie strewn across a 150-year-old abandoned funeral home. The building in Jacksonville, Fla., was once the site of the city’s oldest continuously operating funeral parlor. It was established by successful businessman Calvin Oak in 1856, and changed hands several times before it was moved in 2013. The building was left to rot. (Caters News)



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