So back on January 2nd, I shared my goals for the year, and one of those was to start blogging photos of abandoned places. I used to do this on my blog under my other author identity, Megan Joel Peterson, but between a crazy 2014 and other assorted reasons, I stopped. I want to correct that because 1) I absolutely love abandoned building photography*, and 2) abandoned buildings have a tendency to show up in my books. The Children and the Blood trilogy has a number of them, and several of my future paranormal romance projects do too. Seems fitting to share that here, yeah? :)

So for the first of my posts about abandoned places on this blog, I wanted to do a bit of a rewind and bring back some of my favorite images from the posts on my other blog. These photographers are so talented and I love these images. I’d be remiss not to share them.

Fair Warning: this post is going to be longer than my future abandoned places posts, only because picking my favorite images… okay, let’s just say it was hard. Like, crazy hard. :)  But now without further ado…

Michigan Central Station: Detroit

This building is one of my absolute favorites among all the abandoned buildings of which I’ve seen photos. Michigan Central must have been stunning in its day, and it’s beautiful in these images as well.

Michigan Central by William Stuben

Image by William Stuben on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made.

New Rising Sun - Shane Gorski

‘New Rising Sun’ by Shane Gorski on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made.

Alter Ego by Shane Gorski

‘Alter Ego’ by Shane Gorski on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made.

Michigan Central Entrance Image by Shane Gorski

Image by Shane Gorski on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made.

Loss. Image by Shane Gorski

Image by Shane Gorski on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made.

Original Michigan Central Station post on my Megan Joel Peterson blog: http://meganjoelpeterson.com/abandoned-tuesdays-michigan-central-station

Methodist Church: Gary, Indiana

Original Methodist Church post on my Megan Joel Peterson blog: http://meganjoelpeterson.com/abandoned-tuesdays-methodist-church.

St. John’s Sanatorium: Germany

Sanatorium Image by Jan Bommes

Image by Jan Bommes on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made

St. John's Sanatorium - Jan Bommes

Image by Jan Bommes on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made

Sanatorium Room - Jan Bommes

Image by Jan Bommes on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made

Theatre in the Sanatorium - Jan Bommes

Image by Jan Bommes on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made

Original St. John’s Sanatorium post on my Megan Joel Peterson blog: http://meganjoelpeterson.com/something-new-about-something-old.

Children’s Hospital: Germany

Children's Hospital - Jan Bommes

Image by Jan Bommes on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made

Children's Hospital Corridor - Jan Bommes

Image by Jan Bommes on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made

Children's Hospital Corridor - Jan Bommes

Image by Jan Bommes on Flickr. Used under Creative Commons License, no changes made

Original Children’s Hospital post on my Megan Joel Peterson blog: http://meganjoelpeterson.com/abandoned-tuesdays-childrens-hospital.

So there you have it…

The first of the abandoned building photography posts on this blog. If you like what you’re seeing, be sure to let me know in the comments and sign up for my blog mailing list so you won’t miss a post!


Note:

I love abandoned building photography. By saying this and posting these pictures, I am not, however, condoning ANY of the following:

  • Breaking and entering
  • Vandalism
  • Risking your life

Photographers should always get permission from building owners to enter the property. Also, vandalism isn’t cool. Respect the property. And these places can be dangerous. Don’t risk your life for a photo. It’s just not worth it.