Still Fresh Abandoned Structures

23-year-old photographer Johnny Joo find these abandoned places which are as fresh as they were abandoned long ago, Maybe these buildings are a bit run down now but the memories these buildings hold will be as fresh as ever and you can see the cheers and tears within the atmosphere of these images, The idea for his new book, “Empty Spaces,” began when he was 16, while exploring an abandoned farm house.

“We walked through the falling foundation, across tilted floors which had been shifted by the Earth, examining this space that had once been full of life,” Joo says. “This moment felt so peaceful. From that day on, whenever I would see a decayed structure that had been left to fall, I would find a way to explore it. Shortly after I learned this was actually known as urban exploration and became hooked on learning the history of the places I would explore.”

You can check out his Facebook page or pre-order his book here.

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    Formerly Fanny’s Diner in Cleveland, OH. Now remain only spirits and dust.
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    The “green room” inside an abandoned industrial rayon plant.
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    The main electric generator bay inside an industrial rayon plant. Each of these generators used to output 10,000 volts at one time. Now they sit hosts to hundreds upon hundreds of birds through the summer months.
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    A decaying, crumbling kitchen complete with a table, left behind as if it were a time capsule.
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    A bed inside the community room of Brownsville’s General Hospital in Brownsville, PA, where patients were brought during an epidemic or outbreak.
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    Ceilings and walls crumble across an abandoned hotel room near Cleveland, OH. It’s a former Days Inn, now better known as the asbestos inn.
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    The main lobby of the abandoned East Central Station in Buffalo, NY.
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    The wide open courtyard of the Richman Bros factory in Cleveland, OH. This factory was the first in the U.S. to provide two-week paid vacations. Workers manufactured hats and suits for men, and now a branch of this company still remains known as “HUGO BOSS.”
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    The St. Joseph Byzantine church of Cleveland, OH. One of the first catholic churches brought to Cleveland.
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    We named this abandoned building “Crow Manor” after we first approached from the car, when hundreds of crows flew from the rafters.
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    Tried Stone Baptist church in Detroit, MI.
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    A giant gold structure remains beneath the apse of a large abandoned church in Pennsylvania.
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    Hospital beds remain within the Detroit Hope Hospital.
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    Chairs inside the masonic temple of Cleveland, OH, nearly suction themselves to the ground with the surrounding moss growing, with light provided from giant glass windows in the main room.
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    The large domed ceiling of an abandoned church in Pennsylvania.
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    One of the wealthiest residents of Geneva, OH previously resided in this home. The home has since been demolished.
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    The outside of the victorian home in Geneva, formerly owned by one of the most wealthy families in Geneva.
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    Looking up from inside an abandoned grain silo. As I stood here, animal skeletons sat all around my feet. I watched as my friend photographed upward from the outside.
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    The most preserved mural above the apse of the St. Joseph Byzantine church of Cleveland, OH.
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    Cleveland’s former aquarium, now abandoned. It was also used as a police and police dog training.
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    Large vines climb the back of this home in the country. This home has been untouched since the early 1970’s.
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