(Peenemünde, Germany) View of old buildings at the Peenemünde Rocket Factory. I like the geometry of the plants taking over the parking lot.
(Manitowoc, WI) Not quite abandoned, there are still a few stores hanging in at this mall, which sits across the street from the totally abandoned Mid-Cities Mall. Weeds are starting to take over the parking lot. The trees to the right of the old Prange Way entrance look healthy and happy.
(Manitowoc, WI) This used to be the auto center at the Mid-Cities Mall. Moss covers the areas where the roof has been leaking for years.
(Manitowoc, WI) There are trees growing on the overhang by the entry to one of the former stores.
(Manitowoc, WI) To the left was the Hallmark store, and to the right was Osco Drugs. The green squares on the floor are tiles that fell from the ceiling, covered in moss that grew from the moisture leaking in.
(Manitowoc, WI) This mall, later renamed to Lakeview Centre, has been abandoned for years. Its sister mall next door, the Lakeshore Mall (formerly Edgewater Plaza), still has a few stores but seems to be looking at the same fate. I still think of them as “The Useless Mall,” and the “Totally Useless Mall,” named that way by my older brother back when they were populated.
(Peenemünde, Germany) The V2 rocket was born here, and it was also the site of the first missile to be launched into space. Seventy years, later, a museum sits in the old factory. The photo is at the bottom of a small building housing machinery that powered the giant crane that unloaded ships bringing coal to power the factory.