Great article from WebUrbanist about abandoned places and websites related to these abandonments…
What is it about abandoned places, frozen in time, that makes them seem more real than any other representation of history we encounter? From individual structures to entire communities, abandonments large and small inspire the imagination and tell us things about the past in a visceral way. Capturing moments in time, deserted cities, towns, buildings and other abandoned property can be powerfully evocative. Many people break laws, trespass on private property and risk life and limb to explore and photograph abandoned places.
(continue reading at: Abandoned Cities, Places and Property | WebUrbanist)
A back episode of Mythbusters had a segment shot in a derelict neighbourhood, presumably somewhere in the greater Bay Area. Aerial shots showed a huge area, curved streets, and homes maybe thirty years old… nothing at all if they’re lived in and maintained, of course. A casual reference to the area said it had once been a residential area for the U.S. military but had been abandoned. Do you have any idea why the area was never reclaimed or maintained? Seems an enormous waste. If you know the “back story” of this area, please pass it along. Thanks! Gerry jarvis, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Thanks for your comment and visit! If you’re curious about that derelict neighborhood you mentioned, I’d suggest checking out the book and photos by a Flickr user going by the name of “Lost America”, since I seem to recall that he’s got quite a few photos of the area, and a great collection of abandonments in general:
I’m guessing that this might be the place you’re referring to:
And here’s the info from Lost America’s set page:
Very Interesting post! Thank you for such interesting resource!
PS: Sorry for my bad english, I’v just started to learn this language 😉
Your, Raiul Baztepo