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I'm fascinated by modern archaeology. I love to look at photos like these and try to imagine what these places were like during their heyday.

Decaying foyer in an abandoned school for boys, Poplar Knob, Maryland

The abandoned Divine Lorraine Hotel in North Philadelphia, PA

The Grand Abandonment: Lenoir County, North Carolina This hauntingly beautiful and grand old antebellum mansion is almost lost to nature and time.

Michigan Central Station, Detroit. Closed in 1988

Casulon Plantation - Good Hope, Georgia. This house stood for over a century and was used for tours & historic reenactments of the Civil War until 2002. An arson fire ravaged the house that year, believed to be set by people who wanted the house gone so they could have mineral rights to the quarry that stands behind the house. These ruins are all that are left of a once-great landmark.

Pool O' Chairs "This is a set of images taken in an abandoned swimming pool at the University of Rochester, in Rochester, NY. For whatever reason, 20 years ago, the school decided to dispose of old chairs in the pool, rather than a landfill. 20 years later, this is what the pool looks like."

1st visit: 2011. Wales. Tintern Abbey. Inspired William Wordsworth's poem "Lines Composed a Few Miles above Tintern Abbey."

A Derelict Medals Podium | 24 Spooky Photos Of Sarajevo’s Abandoned Olympic Venues This hurts my heart a little.

Deep in New York City’s subway system, is a beautiful untouched station that has been nearly forgotten for years. Stunning decorations in the station include tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights running across the entire curve of the station in miniature imitation of Grand Central Station. The station lies south of Brooklyn Bridge – City Hall. It was closed in 1945 due to low ridership. This beautiful site is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Former tracks. Staten Island railway, Livingston/Snug Harbor, NY. North Shore rail line.

Christian Church - the town was abandoned due to cave-in risk of the buildings as well as groundwater contamination by toxic metals, both caused by over a century of unrestricted mining activity beneath the town - Picher (ghost town), Oklahoma, USA

Abandoned Wizard of Oz theme park The Land of Oz 2669 South Beech Mountain ParkwayBeech Mountain, North Carolina 28604  When I was a kid, someone sent me a postcard from this place. I was a big Wizard of Oz fan.

Say what?!?! As a North Carolinian, I still probably would not have known this existed! Thank you Pinterest! "Yellow Brick Road, Beech Mountain, NC"

The White Lake Mansion House  One of the oldest surviving Catskills hotels built in 1848. Click on the link below for more about this historic building.

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Abandoned New Bedford Orpheum Theater in Massachusetts. Opened in 1912, closed in 1959. Stunningly beautiful still.

What an amazingly beautiful house this must have been at one time!