Almost #SilentSunday ~ Rockport, Massachusetts #Photography #Scenery #Coast

Searching through the archives, I came across these photos from years ago when I visited the beautiful town of Rockport.

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Life On The River #Nature #Wildlife #Photography

It was very busy on the river this particular day. The tide was in and cormorants were taking advantage of high levels of water.

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#ThrowbackThursday ~ A Visit to the Historic City of Stirling #Scotland #Places #Photography

A different throwback thursday this week, looking back to October 2017 when we spent a few days in Scotland. One of the places we visited was Stirling.

The approach to Stirling is impressive with this incredible view of Stirling Castle perched on top of the cliff. Its position was important in the line of defence and the town was granted a Royal Charter in the 12th century. It was witness to battles against the English during the Wars of Independence, including The Battle of Stirling Bridge and Bannockburn.

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Abandoned Pennsylvania by Janine Pendleton #Photography #AbandonedPlaces @ObsidianUrbex #TuesdayBookBlog

Author: Janine Pendleton

Published: December 2019 by Fonthill Media LLc

Category: Photography, Abandoned Places, US History, Book Review

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The cities of Pennsylvania are littered with the redundant relics. Behind closed doors and hidden deep in forests, there are decaying secrets waiting to be discovered. At the start of the twentieth century, migrants were drawn to the up-and-coming industrial giant that was Pennsylvania. There were jobs and opportunities aplenty. Then, the economic bubble burst. Factories and steel mills closed, one by one. Families left in droves in search of work and a better life elsewhere. After the mass exodus, a wealth of infrastructure was rendered obsolete. Abandoned churches lay discarded, as small scattered congregations merge together. Schools and hospitals are left to rot. Forgotten theatres, once hosting sell-out performances, now lay silent and lost. The steam locomotives and trolley cars lie rusting and disused, obsolete in the face of new technology. One by one, these hidden treasures are lost as time and the world moves on around them. This book explores the beauty that lies in these forgotten places, often hiding in plain site on the streets of Pennsylvania.

Abandoned Places is a fascinating look at dereliction. Janine Pendleton has travelled through Pennsylvania, discovering abandoned and decaying objects, buildings and structures. Some beautiful, now derelict, buildings that must have been amazing in their heyday and still have a particular charm – churches and theatres among them – and even a VW graveyard.

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