Months after the attacks on the World Trade Center, a temporary detention center in Cuba’s Guantanamo Bay was housing dozens of suspected terrorists. Known as Camp X-Ray, this place was once a heavily guarded place where detainees were given just two mats, a copy of the Koran and prayer cap, plus basic hygiene products—all cramped into their 8-by-8-foot cells.
We are loving this series of photographs of deserted hotels around the world — it’s cool to see how much dignity and beauty from their heydays these spaces retain, even while they gradually disintegrate and fall apart.
Detroit has become the largest U.S city to file for bankruptcy. Once a symbol of industrial power, the Detroit downtown is now filled with crumbling buildings and empty facades. The decline of the city is no more apparent than in these incredible photographs by Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre, who have been photographing the city since 2005.
Ever since I can remember, I’ve had a serious fascination with exploring abandoned structures. I was the seven-year-old trying to slide down underground drain openings and building forts under cement bridges. As I got older, I discovered a whole community of people who shared the same insane curiosity.
Andre Govia’s dark photographs of abandoned places leave you with quite the eerie feeling. Govia travels around to old asylums, mine shafts, and other abandoned buildings to capture these amazing shots. He uses an HDR technique to enhance the creepy tone of his photographs.
Interior design website Apartment Therapy recently posted some amazing photos by Chris from Baltimore-based photography studio Studio Tempura from when he ventured into the abandoned Lebow Clothing Factory.