Haunting Photos of Objects Left Behind in Abandoned Buildings

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There are abandoned buildings, and then there is the stuff that sticks around to inhabit them. Go to a flea market or an antique store and you can purchase plenty of relics from a different age — from old-time clocks to the metal desk some administrator sat behind in the middle of the 20th century — to decorate the place you call home, but there’s so much more that just ends up on the garbage heap. Some of it is trash, some of it possibly treasure, but all of it serves a purpose it wasn’t created for. In many cases, the stuff that remains in factories and other spaces long after they’ve been abandoned just sits there; here’s a selection of found photographs that serves as an illuminating illustration of what we leave behind.

Piles and piles of vinyl records [via]

Mug shots from an Atlanta prison.

The home of a Japanese politician who died in 1930. [via Tokyo Times]

Bottles in Berlin [via]

Djúpavík, Iceland [via]

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Hart Island, NY [Image via]

Donino Sugar Refinery, Brooklyn, NY [Image via Gothamist]

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