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Urban Atrophy
     

Urban Atrophy

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by Dan Haga
 
Take an adventure into the abandoned structures of the American mid-Atlantic region through 560 startling photos and compelling text. These surreal images were captured in abandoned power plants, mental asylums, military bases, prisons, hospitals, schools, and cathedrals. Explore St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore's Westport Power Plant and

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Take an adventure into the abandoned structures of the American mid-Atlantic region through 560 startling photos and compelling text. These surreal images were captured in abandoned power plants, mental asylums, military bases, prisons, hospitals, schools, and cathedrals. Explore St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore's Westport Power Plant and American Brewery; St. Mary's College in Ilchester, Maryland; Pittsburgh's Saints Peter and Paul Church; the Maryland Point Observatory military installation; Lorton Prison in Virginia; and the Enchanted Forest amusement park in Ellicott City, Maryland. Anyone who has ever wondered what happens to buildings when an organization closes its doors and turns out the lights for the last time will be fascinated by these images. Exploring these forgotten locations, according to the author, is like "being in another world, a surreal dream where people just disappeared and left everything behind."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764337383
Publisher:
Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
Publication date:
04/28/2011
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
11.30(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Dan Haga has been exploring abandoned structures and urban relics since childhood. He began photographing his adventures after receiving a camera as a wedding gift.

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Urban Atrophy 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A fascinating walk-through of dilapidated buildings, abandoned amusement parks, and other places of interest on the central eastern coast that we would not have access to otherwise. I know that the author could not have just "strolled" in to most of these places like we might expect. Those into local history, urban explorers, and casual readers alike might find this extremely interesting.