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Abandoned Places

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Jul 08, 2013 15:15 |  #1

Recently been intrigued by some recent shots from people that ive seen of abandoned building and wreckages. Where do people find about these places and how can I find out if there are places around where I live just outside of Philadelphia

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Jul 11, 2013 08:46 |  #2

Hello Mike. Just do a Google search for "abandoned Philadelphia". There's some pretty neat places to be found there. You seem to be in a good area for places.

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Jul 24, 2013 07:38 |  #3

I'm sure there must be a couple urban exploration groups in your area, try reaching out to them?

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Aug 02, 2013 16:12 |  #4

Have you been to Penn State Penitentiary?

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Jan 13, 2014 21:49 |  #5

You still looking for someone to shoot Mike? I'm out in the burbs and there is an abandoned reformatory school I've been wanting to nose around. Let me know if you're interested. It's very run down, but they have a big old church boarded up as well.

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Stewards petrified wood shop in Holbrook AZ. This is one of my personal classics since the last time I rode by there I saw that the graffiti has been removed aka BUFFED!
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Jan 04, 2018 07:58 |  #7

Well, it's probably about a six hour drive from you, but the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in Weston, WV does photography tours. http://trans-alleghenylunaticasylum​.com/main/heritagetour​s.html (external link) I did it in the fall just the PM tour and it was really cool. The guide more or less gave us a few directions and let us loose. The main building is maintained, there wasn't hardly any furniture or such left behind, but some of the out buildings we had access to were crumbling.

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