While I'm writing over the holidays, I'll try and post some interesting tidbits from elsewhere. Thanks to StuStoryteller for bringing this site to my attention.
From Imgur.com: an album of 20 photos of abandoned places all over the world. I have always been fascinated by abandoned/decaying structures. The majority of places like these that I've explored have been posted with "No Trespassing" signs, and so if you want to play intrepid adventurer then you usually have to break the law. There is also an inherent risk of injury, since buildings can be unsafe structurally, be inhabited by crack dealers or criminals, full of vermin like rats and snakes, or littered with rusting wire, broken glass, etc. Having said all of that, there's no feeling quite like entering a place like an amusement park, a station, a hospital that's now empty of life but had been left just as it was. It's sad and creepy and exciting and...
....well, you get the idea.
These images would provide some great stories. Who lived here? Worked here? Where did everyone go?
Think. Dream. Enjoy.
20 Cool Abandoned Places in the World - Imgur