Image above: Bearings/Jonathan Haeber. "H" from Holy Land USA, Neon Sign. Waterbury, CT. Posted 8 April 2009 at http://www.terrastories.com/bearings/holy-land-abandoned-amusement-park.
Thursday, April 30, 2009
UW-Madison geographer Chris Limburg recently sent notice about compelling photographs of a neglected Spanish colonial mansion in California. The photographs were taken by urban explorer Jonathan Haeber, who has been trying to document abandoned structures along the West Coast. Haeber's Bearings group has been the subject of international news stories on contemporary urban explorers, a fanzine-originated phenonomen that has grown in popularity along with interactive web technologies. One of my favorite New Orleans urban decay images was uploaded last year by flickr user vectorsnob.