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There are certain areas in these places that you fall in love with. It is often something inexplicable, and may not even be translated by the medium of photography - but mute and incommunicable though it is, it is profound: the repetition of the shafts of sunshine coming through skylights at certain intervals, the way dozens of corroded pipes intertwine, off to hidden purposes that no longer matter - it's nothing I could ever really fully explain, but it made me pause in wonder as I took this picture nonetheless.

Portside Power Plant (a pseudonym), 2009. Photograph by Matthew Christopher of Abandoned America

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a certain kind of emptiness
echoes from the life behind
rendered drab by the shadows of time
of forms assembled in the light
locked from the inside
counterpoint to our fundamental failures
a symbol for the century
the trail of the past
in things continually vanishing
hard to say
what i wanted