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Blogs and News | Abandoned America

Pennhurst State School and Hospital Abandoned America Workshop
12th December 2015
Abandoned America's newest photography workshop is taking place at a legendary location, Pennhurst State School and Hospital!

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"A Vanishing Countryside" Photography Workshop
10th December 2015
Photograph abandoned barns, farm, and farmhouses in some of the most scenic locations rural Pennsylvania and New Jersey have to offer with Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America!

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Seph Lawless: A Real American Horror Story
05th November 2015
It's been a while since I wrote about the dishonest antics of Seph Lawless, internet misinformation peddler extraordinaire. A lot has happened: threats to me, my publisher, places I speak at, and so much other online harassment it merits a whole article.

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Sale on Signed Copies of My Book, "Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences"!
01st November 2015
I'm running a promotion: buy a signed copy of my book through my website and you'll get a free 5x7, or some other Abandoned America goodies of equal or greater value!

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Debunking "The Trolley Tragedy of 1957"
18th October 2015
What happens when news stories about abandoned sites are published without fact checking? A bizarro tale of Seph Lawless, fraud, and a journalistic train wreck. By Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America

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the eye of the hurricane
09th October 2015
I don't see how it is possible not to connect the dots with these places. To me, they are the eye of a hurricane, the effects of a society spinning so quickly that its own mass and weight are pulling it apart.

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No Hope for a Cure
25th August 2015
Perhaps the sadness of finding children's toys in abandoned locations mirrors our worst failure, our inability to protect them from how brutal reality can be.

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to manage the darkness
03rd August 2015
Not all aspects of fear are bad, which is why in managed doses we seek it out.

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No Matter How Far
02nd July 2015
The focus wasn't just right, I made some other stupid mistake in the settings, the angle could have been better. I should have tried more, and worked harder.

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Leap of Faith Workshop 2: 2015 Edition
30th June 2015
The new Abandoned America Leap of Faith Workshop for 2015 is unveiled!

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In the Interest of Honesty
23rd June 2015
It's never just been about the history or preservation of these places, it's more about trying to figure out how to survive myself.

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On Researching and Historical Accuracy
19th June 2015
Even the best efforts to research a site sometimes present inaccurate results - how does one deal with human error in historical writing?

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Abandoned America June Updates
09th June 2015
All the Abandoned America updates for June 2015!

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Way to Go, Philadelphia! We Destroyed the Boyd!
09th May 2015
A congratulatory letter to the City of Philadelphia on the demolition of its last movie palace, the Boyd Theater

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Photography Galleries | Abandoned America

New and Displaced Work
Some of the newest work on the website and/or places which have not been added to a completed gallery yet.
Business and Industry Business and Industry
Power plants, factories, mills, quarries, hotels, transportation, theaters, and food/agriculture
Government and Social Institutions Government and Social Institutions
Asylums, institutions, military, hospitals/health care, prisons, and schools.
residential and religious residential and religious
Houses, churches, graveyards
Hershey Chocolate Factory, Hershey PA Highlight Reel
The best of all the galleries on Abandoned America
Exhibits and Events
Galleries, lectures, and exhibits