So far, I haven’t really done a post on a factory, and today seems like a nice day to start. These great shots of an abandoned rubber factory are the work of Jan Bommes, who also took some of the photos from my post on the Beelitz-Heilstatten Hospital.
In France, there’s an abandoned chateau known as the Chateau des Singes, or the Castle of Monkeys. It’s filled with fascinating spaces, including a room filled with murals of monkeys (according to the urban exploration site Behind Closed Doors — which also has a bunch of great photos of this location too) and beautiful stairways.
Note: If you missed last month’s post, many of these photos are taken by LulaTaHula, one of the talented photographers who also took the images shared of Beelitz-Heilstätten Hospital.
When it comes to abandoned buildings, occasionally their mythos will be more impressive than their actual history. Sure, there’ll be tales of ghosts, but more as a formality. Stories of one-eyed, one-armed ax murderers and the like. “But it’s abandoned!” the thinking goes. “Of course there must be ghosts!” And hey, who am I to judge? There absolutely could be, even if that place was just a little old couple’s house, once upon a time.
But then, you also find the other places: the ones with so many dark events in their pasts that they practically beg for ghost stories to be built around them. The ones that seem like, if anywhere had to have a ghost, it’d be there.
There’s too much history to get into here, but suffice it to say that if you want a download of the highlights, you should visit the Abandoned Berlin website. Eeesh.
But despite all that, the architecture itself is still fascinating. Traces remain of the luxury that must have once been there. And the general state of decay makes for great pictures.
Check out the images below. I’ve divided this post up by photographer, since these folks have taken a number of good shots and separating the photos that way seemed easiest.
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.