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Broken TV Set

Broken TV Set

Urban exploration photography brings me across this old broken television set in an abandoned building. The television set dates back to the 1970s or early 1980s in this building with crumbling wood floors and other items scattered around the area. View more photos of urban exploration photography.

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Renoir Statue in Key West, Florida

Renoir Statue in Key West, Florida

A statue of a dancing couple taken from a Renoir painting on display in front of the Customs House in Key West, Florida, taken in December 2007.

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Historic Louisville Buildings on Main Street

Historic Louisville Buildings on Main Street

Downtown Louisville historic building facades stand supported along Main Street in the historic district in the west end of downtown Louisville.

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Urban Exploration Graffiti in Abandoned Buildings

Urban Exploration Graffiti in Abandoned Buildings

Graffiti lines most of the walls inside of the long abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This building has been abandoned since the early 1970s and has become a popular place for urban exploration in Northwest Indiana, bring in photographers from thousands of miles away to take photos of the many abandoned buildings in[…]

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Old Chair Blanket – Urban Exploration

Old Chair Blanket – Urban Exploration

An old chair with a red velvet blanket was found in one of the rooms of the former City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana while doing a little bit of urban exploration photography in the abandoned buildings in the city. This is a popular location for photographers to come to for photos and many of[…]

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Abandoned Bathroom in an Old Church

Abandoned Bathroom in an Old Church

The abandoned bathroom has been out of use since the early 1970s when the City Methodist Church of Gary closed its doors. Today, the building and much of its contents still stand as a reminder of the past.

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The Mood Graph of Gary, Indiana

The Mood Graph of Gary, Indiana

The Mood Graph, as depicted by an anonymous graffiti artist in Gary, Indiana. This photo was taken inside of the former Gary Union Station which closed in the mid 1950s and still stands today just one block from the central downtown Gary district.

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Abandoned Minneapolis Flour Mills

Abandoned Minneapolis Flour Mills

Old abandoned Minneapolis flour mills along the Mississippi River.

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Grist Mill and Wagon at Deep River County Park

Grist Mill and Wagon at Deep River County Park

Deep River County Park is located along Old Lincoln Highway just north of US 30 in Merrillville, Indiana and is a part of the Lake County Parks Department in Northwest Indiana. This is a historic site that dates back to the mid 1800s when settlers traveled along the Sauk Trail heading to Chicago and Joliet[…]

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Abraham Lincoln Gravesite in Springfield, Illinois

Abraham Lincoln Gravesite in Springfield, Illinois

The Abraham Lincoln gravesite in Oak Hill Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. President Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865 at the Ford’s Theater in Washington D.C. His body was transported by train from Washington DC across the eastern United States as it traveled to Lincoln’s final burial place in Springfield, Illinois.

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Retro photograph of Traverse City

Retro photograph of Traverse City

Retro photograph of Traverse City on Front Street in the downtown district.

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Old, 1960s Low Rider Chevy in HDR

Old, 1960s Low Rider Chevy in HDR

An old, 1960s Chevy low rider that has been completely pimped out. This HDR photo accentuates the red and the chrome accents. This car includes hydraulics in the rear which are lifting the rear end up in the photograph. VIEW MORE PHOTOS!

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The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

The stained glass windows inside of the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana.

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Rotten, decaying piano abandoned Church Gary Indiana

Rotten, decaying piano abandoned Church Gary Indiana

An old, rotten piano with a single plastic rose in the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist church closed in the early 1970s and still stands today, decaying with old artifacts inside like this old piano.

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Empty abandoned church room in Gary, Indiana

Empty abandoned church room in Gary, Indiana

An empty room inside of the abandoned City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. This room appears to be a former church room with a fireplace. The fireplace marble and facade was salvaged long ago, the ceiling has all but collapsed, and various debris lies all around. The City Methodist Church is a popular place for[…]

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City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana has become a popular place for urban exploration photos in Northwest Indiana and is a favorite for urbex photographers. The church closed in the early 1970s and has been abandoned ever since. Some stained glass remains, but most of the inside of the church has been salvaged and[…]

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Old looking San Francisco photo with Coit Tower

Old looking San Francisco photo with Coit Tower

Old, vintage looking photo of San Francisco with the Coit Tower in the background. This photo was taken in November 2008, but made to have an old, timeless appearance. The fact that there are no cars in the photo to ‘date’ it sure does help. Check out more of my old, rustic photos taken across[…]

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Old Theater Seats at Mackinac Island Theater

Old Theater Seats at Mackinac Island Theater

Old theater seats in the Mackinac Island theater building. The 1980 film Somewhere in Time had several scenes shots in this building, including the soliloquy scene by Jane Seymour’s character Elise McKenna. View more of my Mackinac Island photos, including the Grand Hotel and other photos from around the island. Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo[…]

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Urban Exploration of Gary, Indiana – Old Broken Chair

Urban Exploration of Gary, Indiana – Old Broken Chair

An old, broken chair was found during my urban exploration photo shoot of Gary, Indiana in October 2012. This chair was found in the long abandoned City Methodist Church in downtown Gary. Abandoned since the early 1970s, the church still stands and items comes and go. It is unknown whether this chair has been here[…]

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Old used film in the Palace Theater, Gary, Indiana

Old used film in the Palace Theater, Gary, Indiana

During my urban exploration of Gary, Indiana, I found some old used film lying on the floor of the projector room in the Palace Theater. The Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana has been closed since the mid 1970s Licensing and Copyright Information Printing this photo for public use or display without prior written consent is[…]

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Old, abandoned train station in Gary, Indiana

Old, abandoned train station in Gary, Indiana

The long abandoned Union Station in Gary, Indiana. Union Station was once the main hub for incoming immigrants who came from the east coast to work in the steel mills around Gary, Indiana. This train station has been abandoned since the late 1950s and has stood empty for over fifty years. Check out more of[…]

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Old, Abandoned Theater Auditorium

Old, Abandoned Theater Auditorium

An old, abandoned theater auditorium, once known as the Seaman Auditorium in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. I took this photo in October 2012 while doing some urban exploration photography in Gary. The City Methodist Church has been closed for over forty years and this theater stage has sat abandoned ever since. Check[…]

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Old, broken, rotten piano

Old, broken, rotten piano

An old, broken, rotten piano was found during my urban exploration and urbex photo shoot of Gary, Indiana. This photo has been rotting for over forty years inside of the former City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana. Check out more of my urbex photos taken around Gary, Indiana as well as other locations across the[…]

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Old, Broken Television Set

Old, Broken Television Set

An old, broken television set that I found in the City Methodist Church while taking urban exploration photos in Gary, Indiana. Gary is a popular place for urban photographers and urbex photo lovers because it has so many abandoned buildings and artifacts that are easy to find and access. Check out more of my urban[…]

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Churchill Downs Horse Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky

Churchill Downs Horse Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky

Churchill Downs racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky has held horse races since 1875 and is the home of the renowned Kentucky Derby. This landmark is widely known as the home to some of the best mint julep, a traditional drink made popular at the Kentucky Derby. This photo was taken in August 2008 on a day when nothing[…]

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Palace Theater – Urban Exploration in Gary, Indiana

Palace Theater – Urban Exploration in Gary, Indiana

The long abandon Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana still has some of its seats remaining. These seats are located in the balcony, an ever dangerous place to explore. This theater is a local hotspot for urban exploration and urbex photographers who come to Gary photographing the many abandon buildings across town. Licensing and Copyright Information[…]

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Old Rusty Piano – Urban Exploration

Old Rusty Piano – Urban Exploration

An old, rusty piano still remains inside of the former City Methodist Church in downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist church closed it’s doors for the final time in the early 1970s, leaving many things behind, including this old upright piano. Check out more of my urban exploration photography from across the United States! Licensing[…]

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City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

The City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana hasn’t held a service since the early 1970s, yet it still stands in the middle of downtown Gary, Indiana. The City Methodist Church has been a focal point of urban exploration in Gary, Indiana for decades. It’s beautiful gothic architecture, interior stone arches and stained glass windows, is[…]

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Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

Palace Theater in Gary, Indiana – Urban Exploration

The Palace Theater in downtown Gary, Indiana has see it’s heyday. The theater closed in the mid-1970s and still stands today as a symbol of a money-strapped city in decline. Many famous acts have played at the Palace Theater and although many believe the the Jackson 5 once played on the stage, in reality, there[…]

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Old Fireplace in Abandoned Church – Urbex Photography

Old Fireplace in Abandoned Church – Urbex Photography

  An old fireplace remains in the City Methodist Church in Gary, Indiana, over forty years after the church closed it’s doors for the last time. Today, the church crumbles in the middle of downtown Gary, Indiana. This church has been a popular place for urban exploration photographers, also known as urbex photography, because Gary[…]

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The Meyer Theatre in Green Bay, Wisconsin

The Meyer Theatre in Green Bay, Wisconsin

The Meyer Theatre in downtown Green Bay is located at 117 South Washington Street and has been an entertainment venue in the Green Bay area since 1930. The theater originally opened as one of many Fox Theaters and then became the Bay Theater from 1933-1998. This historic venue has hosted many famous musicians, actors, graduations[…]

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Underneath the Manhattan Bridge in New York City

Underneath the Manhattan Bridge in New York City

The view from underneath the Manhattan Bridge in New York City. The Manhattan Bridge is located near the Brooklyn Bridge on the east side of Manhattan Island and spans over the East River. Construction on the Manhattan Bridge began in 1901 and completed in 1912, making the bridge over one hundred years old. The bridge[…]

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Mother Goose’s Headstone in Boston Granary Burial Grounds

Mother Goose’s Headstone in Boston Granary Burial Grounds

The grave of Mother Goose lies in the Granary Burial Ground Cemetery in the middle of downtown Boston. There are claims that this grave is not the actual Mother Goose and that Mother Goose stories appeared well before the life of Mary Goose, but in Boston, it is widely accepted that this is the actual[…]

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Old Continental Tires sign in a Window in Hardwick, VT

Old Continental Tires sign in a Window in Hardwick, VT

Driving through Hardwick, Vermont, I came across a couple of shuttered businesses, one of which had an old Continental Tires sign in the window. Long gone are the days when tires were changed at this old garage, but the building still stands. I am not sure how long this business has been closed, but by[…]

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The Front Porch at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The Front Porch at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The historic front porch of the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is known to be the longest front porch of any hotel in the world. The Grand Hotel, which in 2012 celebrates its 125th anniversary, has been a well known hotel for well over a century and came to Hollywood fame in 1980 with the[…]

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Green Velvet Couches at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

Green Velvet Couches at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The green velvet couches at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island are the perfect touch to a building that dates back 125 years this year. This room is located on the main level just behind the main lobby and near the staircase in the center of the building. Green seems to be a color[…]

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The Lobby of the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The Lobby of the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The lobby at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is adorned with old fashion furnishings, chandeliers, cabinetry and other historical items. As you walk around the lobby, there are many displays, old photographs, memorabilia as well as galleries and museums dedicated to the hotel as well as to the popular love story movie Somewhere in Time,[…]

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The Dining Room at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The Dining Room at the Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

The dining room at the historic Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island is beautiful. The wood floors, old furniture and surrounding architecture of the room can take you back to a time over one hundred years ago. This photo was taken in June 2012 while I was visiting Mackinac Island in northern Michigan. During 2012, the[…]

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The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in Northern Michigan

The Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island in northern Michigan is a historic hotel built in the late 19th century and made famous in the 1980 movie Somewhere in Time, a love story starring Christoper Reeve and Jane Seymour. This photo was taken in June 2012 during the 125th anniversary celebration of the Grand Hotel on[…]

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Historic Flatiron Building in New York City – NYC Landmark

Historic Flatiron Building in New York City – NYC Landmark

The historic Flatiron building is an iconic symbol of New York City and one of it’s first landmarks. This building makes the shape of a triangle, hence the name Flatiron Building for its flattened shape. It is located in the Flatiron District of New York City in the southern area of Midtown Manhattan. This building[…]

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The Dakota, NYC Home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

The Dakota, NYC Home of John Lennon and Yoko Ono

The Dakota is a co-op apartment building located in New York City along Central Park West at W 72 Street across from Central Park. This building is was constructed in the 1880s and at the time, was constructed in a sparsely populated area of New York City that was much further from where the center[…]

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Closed Business of Tucker Cars Garage in Hardwick, Vermont

Closed Business of Tucker Cars Garage in Hardwick, Vermont

I’ve driven through Vermont twice and from a photographer’s standpoint, one thing about Vermont is that you never know what you’ll come across. One minute you might be driving past a beautiful modern home, then a cemetery from the 1800s, then a beautiful ranch followed by abandon and dilapidated buildings along a main state highway.[…]

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Historic Old State House Antique Spiral Staircase in Boston

Historic Old State House Antique Spiral Staircase in Boston

This historic spiral staircase is located in the historic Old State House in the center of downtown Boston, MA. This building is historic for many reasons and is most notable as being depicted in the background of the Paul Revere photo of the Boston Massacre. The Boston Massacre also occurred near the building, which resides[…]

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Gary, Indiana Union Station Abandon Train Depot

Gary, Indiana Union Station Abandon Train Depot

The Union Station building on Broadway just north of 4th Street in downtown Gary, Indiana has been abandoned for decades and still sits today, crumbling between the railroad tracks and the Indiana Tollroad. This once beautiful building loaded and unloaded passengers headed to and from Chicago and east towards New York City. The ornate structure[…]

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Palace Theater in Lake Placid, New York

Palace Theater in Lake Placid, New York

The Palace Theater in Lake Placid, NY was lit up and jam packed with people lining up along the street to see a movie. I snapped this photo quickly as Rose and I took a walk towards Mirror Lake. One thing that I enjoy about taking photos of movie theaters is that they can create[…]

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Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Indiana

Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Indiana

Today, the Old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, IN functions as a tourist attraction and houses several shops and galleries that are open to the public. In the warmer months, craft fairs and other cultural events are held around the courthouse and on the grounds of the square in downtown Crown Point. The Old[…]

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Vermont Barn on SR-14 by South Woodbury’s Sabin Pond

Vermont Barn on SR-14 by South Woodbury’s Sabin Pond

This photo was one of those lucky shots. I was driving south on State Road 14 in Vermont about 20 miles north of Montpelier when I saw this barn. I had the camera in my hands, rolled down the car window, and snapped this photo as I was driving. It’s probably one of my best[…]

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Beautiful Victorian Old Searsport Maine House Falling Apart Along US Route 1

Beautiful Victorian Old Searsport Maine House Falling Apart Along US Route 1

I spotted this house as Rose and I were driving north on US Route 1 in Searsport, Maine towards Acadia National Park. I wish that I knew more about the history of this once beautiful home. It appears to be Victorian and probably built around the turn of the 20th century, or just before. It[…]

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Historical Tribeca Buildings in New York City on Church St with D. Rich Co building

Historical Tribeca Buildings in New York City on Church St with D. Rich Co building

I lucked out with this photo opportunity. On the second day of our east coast May 2011 road trip, Rose and I stayed at the Tribeca Grand Hotel in New York City. We checked in around 2:00pm and shortly after we got checked in, we peaked out the window and saw these old buildings. These[…]

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Mormon Row Barn at Grand Teton National Park

Mormon Row Barn at Grand Teton National Park

When I go out looking for scenes to shoot, I try and find my own angles and my own perspective rather than the traditional photos that every tourist has taken. However, while researching for my cross country road trip that I was about to take back in June 2009, I kept coming across photos taken[…]

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Mill Ruins at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN

Mill Ruins at Mill City Museum in Minneapolis, MN

Rose and I traveled to Minneapolis in August 2010 and had the opportunity to educate ourselves with the history of the flour mills in the Minneapolis area. With big names such as Gold Medal Flour, Pillsbury, General Mills and others which have come and gone, who could resist a quick tour of the history of[…]

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