The end of 2016 is fast approaching. 9,000 photographs were snapped, 35,000 miles traveled, and 200 locations explored. Here are the top 35 images of 2016.
Once considered outdated and redneck, dirt oval racetracks have made a resurgence across the rural swaths of America. With unending regulations and expensive fares making it hard to justify trips to a NASCAR race track, local dirt track racing has come back full throttle. There are exceptions.
East Liverpool, Ohio is the classic definition of the Rust Belt. Historically, it was referred to as the the “Crockery City” and “Pottery Capital of the World” due to a large number of potteries in the region.
The former St. Joseph Riverside Hospital in Warren, Ohio nothing more than a scrapped, flooded, and fire-damaged carcass of a building.
Recently traveling back from Vermont, I came across several heritage locomotives on the Cooperstown and Charlotte Valley Railroad.
When the Dennison Hotel on Main Street in downtown Cincinnati, Ohio closed in 2011, it marked the end of a hoteling era. The single room occupancy extended stay facility once competed with the Browne Hotel, Fort Washington Hotel, Fountain Square Hotel, and others — all of which are long closed and demolished.
America is not unique in having desolate shopping malls, but the sheer number of underperforming, closed, and abandoned malls should give cause for alarm, including Century III Mall near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Several years ago, I was able to visit the former printing operation for the Crowell-Collier Publishing Company, once the world’s largest magazine publishing house, in Springfield, Ohio.