Abandoned buildings have always interested me. The stories they tell, the history hidden within, and the things you can find are all fascinating.
Some of my favorite local places have been torn down or have suffered fires since I last visited and I haven't done much exploring for a couple years now. A new career (among other things) has gotten in the way but I need to get back to it.
I'm especially glad I've been able to preserve some of the content from my old site. I will be bringing back more as time goes by, but two of my favorite locations made it here in the initial migration and that was important:
More than anything, one of the reasons preserving those was so important to me was the community that popped up in response to those articles. I realize I don't owe it to anyone but I never could have imagined the number of comments and the number of people who would reconnect over their past at these places. It doesn't surprise me anymore, after all those people are a part of the history of those places and those places were a part of their lives, but it still has an effect on me that I can't describe.