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The Art of Abandonment

 by Bennett Gordon

Tags: Arts, photography, abandonment, abandoned places, Mike Tyson, Web Urbanist, illicitohio,

Abandoned RoomAbandoned houses, churches, and stores can give strange and eerie looks into the past. They also provide opportunities for some great photography. The blog collective Web Urbanist has compiled links to flicker groups for photos of the world’s discarded places.

For a creepy look into a place of broken dreams, the creators of the website illicitohio photographed Mike Tyson’s abandoned mansion. In the pictures, zebra print carpets, over-grown landscaping, and shuttered windows tell a story of former opulence gone awry.

Image by Jule Berlin, licensed under Creative Commons.