I'm not sure if this is allowed, but I was wondering if anyone ever photographed or encountered these places in Atlanta. (I'm not a local, I'm from Florida, but I visit every so often). I've tried searching the internet with no luck, except Google streetview.
They're in the West side of the city, around The Bluff/English Ave. One thing I saw was the ruins of a church on a street corner...it has no roof but the stone facade remains and the rooflessness gives it a nice silhouetted look. The doors are padlocked but you can see through the windows it's a huge trash dump/drug den. The other neat thing in the area was an old abandoned school, very vintage looking with beautiful trees. It's apparently for sale and the whole thing is surrounded by barbed wire or a fence at least.
I wouldn't recommend going *into* anything, since the area has a large amount of drug trafficking (and consequently, a police presence) and I would caution against going there alone with a big, expensive camera. Nonetheless it'd make some nice snapshots. There are also tons of abandoned homes.
not really sure how to elegantly link it on google map, but if you wanna see what it is, ask : ) here's another abandoned school for those interested, but it's not the one I mean: http://aisforatlanta.blogspot.com/2009/12/whittaker-school.html