Fascinating Abandoned Places Around The World
For the past 20 years, photographer Kevin O’Connell has traveled too many remote places around the world, and while traveling through he loves to hunt for interesting abandoned places to photograph. He has been privileged to photograph some of the most influential abandoned places on the planet.
Many buildings across America are vacant and crumbling, because of neglect and past economies. Famous historic prisons like Alcatraz that are still standing today, and structures that once had influential significance are now withering away. In Antarctica, Scotts Hut is one of the most iconic and must see abandoned places in the world.
As The tour boat was pulling into Alcatraz San Francisco Penitentiary, I caught a glimpse of the Welcome sign that paralyzed my thoughts for quite a few minutes. While everyone else was running off the boat to photograph to the jail cells, I could not stop looking at this intense image.
When I got off the boat, I stood in front of the welcome sign to notice all the red writing over it (Indians Welcome). I had to look this up on Google because I knew it must have some sort of significant meaning.
City Methodist Church
The abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary Indiana was the coolest place I have ever seen. It’s a photographers dream, with large columns and beautiful architecture that is falling apart due to its closure many years ago. The vegetation growing and the gaping holes in the ceiling are a wonderful contrast to this crumbling historic building.
The City Methodist Church has been the backdrop of many famous movies, including Transformers.
Check Out Our Main Page With Prints From All Over The World
[button link=”https://www.koprints.org/Abandoned-America/” type=”big” color=”orange”] Abandoned Print Collection[/button]
Historic Route 66
A unique collection of abandoned places from around the world, including some fascinating photographs from Historic Route 66. Images taken off the beaten path, that most don’t know still exist today, but hidden under debris or vegetation. Untouched billboards and motels from the 1950’s still standing today. Some of those of highway billboards are weathered pieces of art that wont be here much longer.
Even Antarctica has historic abandoned buildings, like the iconic Scotts Hut. The cool factor about a place abandoned in Antarctica is that it will become frozen in time. Scotts Hut is untouched for over a hundred years, filled with artifacts of the Terra Nova Expedition. A half eaten seal is still on the table frozen and intact.