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The Times They Are A-Changin'...

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Mar. 23rd, 2009 | 11:58 pm
posted by: thehoodwatch in abandonedplaces

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2. See-through house...

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28. This was some government building, possibly a board of education turned into apartments, now abandoned...

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30. Supermarket...

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31. I'm not the only one watching...

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empty heart on fire

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from: solipsistnation
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:03 am (UTC)
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Housing projects started out as stylish residences that were in high demand.

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franklanguage

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from: franklanguage
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
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Actually, some housing projects were always housing projects. Harlem, in NYC, was originally an upper-middle-class neighborhood that declined rapidly and is now enjoying a renaissance—mostly since it's not as scary as it used to be, and the drugs are mostly gone. Also the rents are coming up and poor people are getting pushed out, which is a crime in these recessionary times.

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Honey Bunches of Ninja

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from: kungfoogirl
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:04 am (UTC)
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14 is a simply amazing photograph.

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Foxsong

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from: foxsong
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
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That's exactly what I was about to say.

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jack0falltrades

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from: jack0falltrades
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:15 am (UTC)
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Woah... These are beautiful.

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franklanguage

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from: franklanguage
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:23 am (UTC)
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All your pictures are beautiful; I want to marry you.

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kimberly

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from: kimberly_tries
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:17 am (UTC)
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wow.. the time's is changin' alright..

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the broken radio was playing suicide

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from: volare
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
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CHEECH WIZARD!!

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Nine

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from: dragonappartion
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:24 am (UTC)
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Do you happen to have access to how much these are going for? Are they selling by single residence, or by whole row?

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hoodwatch

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from: thehoodwatch
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
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I have no idea if they are for sale. They might be condemned or something. There was a non-profit company called Patterson Park Coalition or something like that that did a pretty decent job of restoring the houses and getting people to move back in but they went bankrupt recently.

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Rach

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from: violetskyy04
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:40 am (UTC)
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I knew immediately this was Baltimore being from Baltimore. Gotta love the vast amounts of vacant houses, especially row houses. I think their is beauty in some in abandoned buildings but the amount that are in Baltimore just makes it look so seedy. I hope things change for Baltimore soon. Baltimore has a higher murder rate per capita then D.C. Sad.

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hoodwatch

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from: thehoodwatch
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
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New York City has 12 times the population of Baltimore and we still have a higher murder rate than them.

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AtotheK

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from: atothek
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 04:41 am (UTC)
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Champion Poet's Athletic Club? What the hell is that? After a long hard day at the poetry slam finals, a young poet just needs a place work out. Just one poet, not plural. I am utterly mystified.

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hoodwatch

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from: thehoodwatch
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 11:34 am (UTC)
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Maybe Poet was someones last name.

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Indoor Girl

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from: unholypassion
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
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Seeing the crumbling stairs in #5 was really heartbreaking and haunting, after the original B&W photograph of the people scrubbing them.

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smoking catnip and chasing my tail

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from: jettcat
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
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CHEECH WIZARD!!

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Hauptmann Müller

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from: hauptmann
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 06:16 am (UTC)
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Have you photographed the market across the street from Poe's home?

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Dmitry Mordolff

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from: mordolff
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 06:23 am (UTC)
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Chernobyl

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Ember in the fire of the galaxy

Thank you

from: asia_sky
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 06:48 am (UTC)
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Although it is grim, I knew it was Baltimore from the first photo of the stoops.
I am in Wyoming these days, but Heck I think I even recognized exactly where a couple of these are.
I spent a few months working for the Dept of Homeless Svcs for the city and I had to go into places I had never gone into before in my life because I had no business there. There are whole blocks that might only have 1 inhabited house on them... well not that the others might not have some inhabitants, but just one house not boarded up.
Kinda glad I'm out west in a small town now.

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queen_maeb

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from: queen_maeb
date: Mar. 26th, 2009 06:48 pm (UTC)
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Yippee Wyoming. My home state.

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gold lion

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from: radioactivekiwi
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 06:54 am (UTC)
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you're really working the watchmen theme. i give you thumbs up, and double points for #34 :-)

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Red

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from: mwenyekischaa
date: Mar. 24th, 2009 06:57 am (UTC)
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I don't know, I can barely stand the depressing, monotonous look of the clean and well-kept B&W photo, much less the run-down bleak despair in #10 and #11, not to mention the rest. How could people stand to live in those squished-together houses in the first place, on such a narrow, flat, colorless street utterly devoid of so much as a potted plant, much less a tree or two? Holy crap, no wonder people left.

Unless that street isn't typical. Your other photos of such houses didn't give me the same strong feeling, so I dunno. (g)

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