(Peenemünde, Germany 2014) The site of the old V2 rocket factory is fairly well-preserved, as the grounds have been turned into a museum. This shot is looking down into a chute that was used to load coal to power the factory.
(near Mutianyu, China 2013) As well-preserved as much of the Great Wall is, there are still areas that nature is taking over.
(Paris, France, 2009) This is a beautiful sculpture, Le Bon Samaritain, by Francois-Léon Sicard, in the Tuileries Gardens outside the Louvre in Paris. It’s not strictly being taken over by nature, but nature seems to have little respect for art nonetheless. Where we see a masterpiece, the pigeons see a nice place to sit, or to poop.
(Moselle, MO) This used to be the bank in downtown Moselle.
(Moselle, MO) An enterprising group of wasps or hornets built a nest on the 2nd floor of what used to be the bank in Moselle, MO.
(Moselle, MO) What’s left of a structure, beside what’s left of the bank in Moselle, MO.
(Manitowoc, WI) Weeds growing in the sidewalk along the pier last June.
(Moselle, MO) There’s a quaint old town southwest of St. Louis called Moselle. One of the few locals left told me that it used to be a bustling place due to the presence of the railroad that goes through the town. Once I-44 was put into place, the town slowly died, and most of the buildings on the main street sit abandoned.
(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.