A Peaceful Place of Ruin

I really couldn't get enough of this doorway...

Charred remains in the Afternoon Sunlight

Burnt out, stripped, and mined; this old factory building on the Schuylkill River  Trail is simply a beautiful place to visit and appreciate. I love how it is just as stunning in black and white as it is in color, at least to me.

This doorway leads from the main room to a side room that was clearly burnt from an intense fire at some point. The wood beams on the second floor are all charred and broken allowing the light from the deteriorated roof to illuminate the interior. Apparently, the local teens like this room too as it always smells very strongly of fresh spray paint. With all that light, unlike the main room, there are plants growing out of the nooks in the brick and rotted wood. The flash of green saplings and vines wandering about really adds to the allure.

This empty shell filled with light and dark; is it strange to feel so at ease in such a place?


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