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SS United States

SS United States in Philadelphia / PA

I first encountered this monumental ship about one year ago, while on the way to a food palor after another exploring trip to Philly. I thought I was dreaming. There she was, as if the Titanic never sank but put secretely asside to haunt the present, a modern “Elizabeth Dane”. Naturally, the beauty was behind [...]

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Proctor's Theatre

Proctor’s Theatre in Newark / NJ

On November 22, 1915, Proctor’s Palace opened in downtown Newark. The Building was designed by architect John W. Merrow, the nephew of Proctor theatre circuit owner Frederick F. Proctor. The Palace was one of the rare double decker theatres, which meant that one auditorium was stacked on top of the other. The lower, street-level auditorium [...]

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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery / NY

Sleepy Hollow is a well known place, mainly due to the mysterious tale written down by Washington Irving. The little town close to Tarrytown in the State of New York has also one of the most beautiful cemeteries in the area, full of history and resting souls. The official website of the cemetery writes the [...]

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Mezzanine in the Palace Theater

Loew’s Palace Theater Bridgeport / CT

In the heart of Bridgeport stands an abandoned 13-acre building complex that includes the Poli Palace, the Majestic Theater. The Loew’s Poli Theater was built by theater impresario Sylvester Poli as a vaudeville house, and opened for business on Sept. 4, 1922. Designed by Thomas W. Lamb in the Beaux Arts style, it featured vaulted [...]

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Covenant live in New York 2012

Covenant in New York City / NY

Last August, I had the pleasure to attend my second Covenant concert in New York, in the Le Poison Rouge Club in Manhattan. After my so-so experience with photography permission during the VNV Nation concert earlier, I contacted the band via their Facebook page prior to the event and asked whether I could take some [...]

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Tribute in Light

9-11 Tribute In Light 2012 in Downtown Manhattan / NY

The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 7,000-watt xenon searchlights positioned into two 48-foot squares that echo the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers placed next to the site of the World Trade Center in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. It is produced annually by The Municipal Art Society of [...]

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Dadipark

Dadipark / Belgium

Here are the results of another location I explored with Fuerst earlier in 2012. Dadipark in the Belgian village of Dadizele opened already in 1949 and was supposedly one of the first of its kind in Europe. During its peak years it hosted up to 1 Mio visitors. The park featured more simple and child-friendly [...]

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Wheelchair Asylum

Wheelchair Asylum / NY

Creedmoor State Hospital in Queens, NY was founded in 1912 as the Farm Colony of Brooklyn State Hospital, with 32 patients, at Creedmoor (thus the name) by the Lunacy Commission of New York State, reflecting a trend towards sending the swelling population of urban psychiatric patients to the fresh air of outlying areas. By 1918, [...]

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Essex County Hospital

Essex County Hospital / NJ

In 1896, Essex County officials designated 325 acres of land as the new location of the Essex County Asylum for the Insane. Located in what was then Verona and is now Cedar Grove, the facility housed mentally ill patients who required daily care. The site was selected due to its remote, high altitude location, which, [...]

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Old Primary School

Abandoned Primary School in Philadelphia / PA

This was totally “Old School” I have to say, haha. As far as I could find out, the institution closed sometime in the late 1980s, which is admittedly already a good 20 years ago. Accordingly, the vandalization has reached quite extensive dimensions, unfortunately. However, the rooftop basketball court exhibits still a very cool and adequate [...]

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