Thursday, June 30, 2005

New England Ruins
Memories fade, rust gathers, and dust settles after once-vibrant buildings are left to the ravages of time and weather. Before they're razed to make way for progress, a photographic examination of these faded structures provides fascinating study in interior beauty. Through the lens of one astute photographer, this site examines the ruins of the northeastern U.S. Rob Dobi traveled to over 40 sites and snapped what's left of former factories, schools, and hospitals. The result is a haunting portrayal of progress stopped, crumbling interiors, and light shining through the darkened places of the mind's eye. Dobi's stunning look at the way the sun plays with the colors of abandoned places might encourage us all to find the beauty that lies below the surface.

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