Abandoned Places

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Introduction

Not everywhere remains inhabited or in use forever. Once mighty fortresses are ground into blocks and sand by the passage of centuries and become the abode of naught more than crows. Teeming villages pass into history, abandoned in response to plague or the vicissitudes of demographics.

More recently, the acceleration of our culture away from industry has left behind a legacy of crumbling ruins - mills, tunnels and a ghostly rail network that maps the routes that once bound a nation.

While many of these are bordered off and "protected" by trusts and landowners, some are still accessible to the intrepid.

Today, these people are informally known as "urban explorers" and document the ruination of once-proud buildings, either as they face demolition or re-purposing for modern commercial needs or living space.

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