I would have posted this sooner (on time), but after my recent trip to Braddock, PA and back to the carey blast furnace with my friend Dana I had about 400 photos to go through and edit before I could post them up here. For those of you who don't know, Braddock is an all but abandoned ex-steel town about 10 miles outside of Pittsburgh. At it's peak Braddock had a population of over 20,000 residents, but since the decline of the steel industry in the area the population has dropped to under 2,000 today. The mayor is currently working hard to revitalize the area, but for now it remains a public exhibition of what becomes of a piece of the world when the people who claimed it step aside.
Exploring the area, we found more houses abandoned than inhabited. Some were holding up reasonably well, some were in major disrepair, and some; although obviously neglected since the owners left; showed signs of not being so abandoned presently. I love places like this! But I've told you all that before. For now just take a look at these photos I came up with. This is definitely somewhere I'm going to be visiting again soon.
Have an explorative day.
P.S. If you didn't already click the link above, check out Dana's blog here.