Tag: photography

Crater Lake, Oregon

Crater Lake, as the name might suggest, was created when the volcano Mount Mazama collapsed, leaving behind just the tip of the volcano as the island Wizard Island, which stands from the bottom of the lake up to over 700 feet above the water’s surface. The collapse of the volcano left behind a huge crater that […]

“Picture of Unexplained Creature posted in the Berea, KY gallery”

Unfortunately, this picture is hard to pin down. It doesn’t seem to have a clear origin. The best we could find was a website called “topix,” which didn’t seem to be the most reliable website. The caption on the photo there said: “This picture I took while hiking down from the west pinnacle one evening around […]

Duval County’s Public School Number Four

Duval County’s Public School Number Four is often referred to by residents of Jacksonville as the “Devil’s School.” It is surrounded by tragic, unconfirmed rumors. Here are the facts: The school was built in 1891 and closed in 1960 with the construction of two interstates, I-95 and I-10, which isolated the school. The building was […]

Letchworth Village

Letchworth Village, an abandoned mental health asylum, was once lauded as a progressive facility. However, by the 1940s, it was becoming increasingly apparent to the public the horrors that were happening behind the published photos of clean-cut patients. The asylum was overpopulated (a frequent problem in many asylums around the country) and the majority of […]

St. Augustinian Academy

Staten Island, NY is host to an abandoned building that was once a boy’s high school called the St. Augustinian Academy. After shutting down in the 1960s, it then became a religious retreat, St. Augustinian Monastery, which was shut in 1985. Source 1, Source 2 | Original Tumblr Post

Eastern State Penitentiary

Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia took ten years to build, starting in the early 1820s, and was one of the most expensive buildings constructed during that time. Prisoners were admitted and abuse-investigations were conducted before the building was even finished. This was partially because in the beginning, regardless of their crime, prisoners were placed in […]

Chippewa Lake Park

Chippewa Lake Park was open from 1878 to 1978, when competition from nearby Cedar Point caused a sharp decrease in admission. What could not be salvaged and sold was left behind and the forest has reclaimed much of the old amusement park, leaving just barely a hint of the 100 years the park stood. Source […]

Bodie, California

Now I ain’t sayin’ she a gold digger, but if she moved to Bodie, California in the late 1870s, she probably was there for the gold and silver ore that created this old boomtown. Despite two fires that destroyed much of the tinderbox buildings in this mining town, Bodie is the best preserved abandoned mining […]

Bannerman’s Arsenal, Pollepel Island, Hudson River

On the Hudson River is Pollepel Island, home of Bannerman’s Arsenal. Built between 1901 and 1908, and designed by its owner and namesake Francis Bannerman VI, this castle once stored decommissioned weapons and surplus ammunition that Bannerman purchased following the Spanish-American War. He had hoped to turn the arsenal into a museum one day, but […]