March 26th, 2010


treasure island inn, daytona beach, FL

My boyfriend and I spent 3 weeks in Daytona Beach, FL (a hotbed of abandoned places) and found an 11-storey abandoned hotel that had stood there for the last 40 years. We spent about 4 hours exploring and reading packages of unopened documents behind the reception desk. As far as we can tell, it closed in  2004 when a hurricane casue immense structural damage. The began renovating and even had floor plans drawn up by an architect but for some reason they just have up and left. There were security patrols until 2007, but since then its just been left to vandals and the homeless. We met some drifters who were staying there who gave us the okay to come in and take pictures, but we didn't dare wander past the 4th floor because we didn't know who else was staying there and the drifters told us there was only dead pigeons. Enjoy the pictures!
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Ghost town- Ironton

I live in Colorado, and there are a lot of "ghost towns" around here- some still occupied by a small number of people, some completely deserted. These are from a trip my boyfriend and I took, and on the way we drove past Ironton, so I stopped to take pictures of it. Ever since I moved here I have wanted to photograph a bunch of ghost towns, but this is the only one I've made it to so far. Hopefully this summer there will be more.

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Thanks for looking!! (Also hoping I did this right...)

Edit: I think I finally fixed the fuzziness!

Here's the set: