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Wed Jun 24, 2020, 12:03 PM

Abandoned Locations In Pennsylvania (10 Pics)

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“How do you prepare for an epic American road trip?” This was the question on the tip of my tongue for the first quarter of 2018. The flights to New York had been booked, and adventure awaited! The race was now on to plan my vacation. This was not a typical trip across the pond. There was no shopping or traditional site-seeing hotspots on our map.

This was a journey in search of abandoned places; the constant obsession that takes me all over the world. I scoured websites, blogs, and news articles in search of lost American treasures. I made contact with some amazing local photographers, arranging meet-ups and exchanging locations. The months and weeks passed quickly. In the days before my flight, my map was a polychrome of multi-colored pins. Each marked a photogenic relic of the past, spread across ten different States. It was already clear that this was going to be an amazing trip!

Out of the ten States visited, I spent the most time in Pennsylvania. During this time I visited 21 abandoned locations, taking hundreds of photographs. I was so trigger-happy with my camera shutter, I ran out of memory card space partway through the trip!

Here are my Top 10 highlights from my trip. I hope you enjoy this foray into American Decay. Link to my Road Trip Blog with behind-the-scenes stories and photos from this unforgettable American Adventure is down below.

More info: obsidianurbexphotography.com | obsidianurbexphotography.com


Blue boxing ring


Trolley car graveyard


Gothic church


Library/Archive


Old government building


More photos and descriptions at link

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IronLionZion Jun 2020 OP
soothsayer Jun 2020 #1
IronLionZion Jun 2020 #4
UpInArms Jun 2020 #2
AJT Jun 2020 #3
Freddie Jun 2020 #5
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2020 #6
IronLionZion Jun 2020 #7
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2020 #10
reACTIONary Jun 2020 #12
discntnt_irny_srcsm Jun 2020 #13
reACTIONary Jun 2020 #15
Duppers Jun 2020 #8
Locrian Jun 2020 #11
Lonestarblue Jun 2020 #9
murielm99 Jun 2020 #14
Stuart G Jun 2020 #16

Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 12:25 PM

1. Cool pics

I wonder why no one uses that church

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:20 PM

4. More info on the church, which looks to be in Pittsburgh

https://www.obsidianurbexphotography.com/religious/dark-dogma-church-usa/
https://www.movie-locations.com/movies/d/Dogma.php

Looks like people left the neighborhood when steel mills closed and it's expensive to maintain.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 12:36 PM

2. Awesome photography

Thank you for posting

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 12:37 PM

3. Great photos.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:44 PM

5. Sadly, lots of abandoned places in PA

the saddest are a couple of the closed honeymoon resorts in the Poconos. “Ruin porn” at its finest.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 01:45 PM

6. Are you familiar with the abandoned turnpike?

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #6)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 02:02 PM

7. Yup, the oldest turnpike has gone through some changes

it would be interesting to see if they ever improve the Breezewood intersection with 70

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 03:25 PM

10. IMHO... the I-70 / US30 intersection just North of the turnpike...

...is a study in how not to civil engineer.

The Breezewood ramps and tolls are nowhere near as bad.

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Response to IronLionZion (Reply #7)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:22 PM

12. Going West, I take 68 then 79 back to 70 just...

... to avoid Breezewood. I wouldn't even mind paying the toll if it weren't for Breezewood, but sheesh, there shouldn't be interstate tolls!

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Response to reACTIONary (Reply #12)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 07:52 PM

13. I live in New Jersey and worked in Western PA.

After several months taking I-76, I started going through Delaware and Maryland (I-295 to Baltimore then I-70).
Between losing the tolls from the Philly area to Breezewood and getting the cheaper gas in Frederick, I saved about $36 each way. Worth the extra hour.

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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #13)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 06:11 PM

15. Tolls are unamerican nt

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 02:41 PM

8. Sad, disturbing waste.

Reminds me of the iconic black college buildings in my hometown that were left to crumble when it closed yrs ago.


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Response to Duppers (Reply #8)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 04:19 PM

11. so much beautiful architecture

that will be replaced (or just lost) by drab, ugly, uninspiring boxes

Unless of course you're the wealthy -but then, it will just be gaudy and useless.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 02:57 PM

9. Amazing photos! Thanks for posting.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Wed Jun 24, 2020, 10:26 PM

14. The library/archive makes me sad.

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Response to IronLionZion (Original post)

Thu Jun 25, 2020, 06:31 PM

16. Thank You for posting...the second picture is incredible in my opinion.Old streetcars rotting away!

That one is different than the others..Very Special Indeed...

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