l’abandon du photographe urbain

In our abandoned places series – http://snaporaz.posterous.com/tag/abandonedplaces – here’s a linkin’ salute to Matthew Christopher’s “Abandoned America” http://abandonedamerica.us/ – and the “Atlas Obscura”http://atlasobscura.com/ – and to the totally suitable for work “Abandoned Porn” site – http://abandonedporn.tumblr.com/ – from which the above mysterious ray penetrates Moscow theatre picture has been picked. As discovered, all, after reading http://m.theatlanticcities.com/design/2012/01/psychology-ruin-porn/886/ [tnx4tip JL!]“Explorers move away from the porn metaphor, because it’s all theirs to experience – not to watch,” says urban sociologist Len Albright (a 31-year-old Princeton post-doctoral student who’s tagged along with ruin explorers in Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh – according to Joann Grecco). “You poke your head into a hole, climb up a ladder, peer under a desk. You’re trying to put together a story.” (And see also http://www.guernicamag.com/features/2281/leary_1_15_11/ …)

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