Abandoned Georgia: Exploring the Peach State
Abandoned photography captures the beauty in urban ruins left behind. The goal is to give the viewer an exhilarating look at our past and these forgotten places. From a small amusement park to what was once the world’s largest mental asylum, Georgia is home to many fascinating abandoned places. There is even one stately mansion that is not entirely vacant since the former owner is buried in the backyard. In Abandoned Georgia: Exploring the Peach State, photographer Leland Kent showcases eleven abandoned places from across the state. Each chapter gives a detailed narrative about these amazing places accompanied by stunning imagery. $23.99 retail price. This copy is signed and includes shipping.
Founded in 1871 after the Civil War, Birmingham rapidly grew as an industrial enterprise due to the abundance of the three raw materials used in making steel–iron ore, coal, and limestone. Birmingham’s rapid growth was due to the booming iron and steel industries giving it the nickname “Magic City” and “Pittsburgh of the South.” The city was named after Birmingham, England, as a nod to the major industrial powerhouse. The iron and steel industries began to dry up by the early 1970s, leaving behind dozens of abandoned structures that now dot the city’s landscape. In the last several years, Birmingham has begun to experience a rebirth. Money has been invested in reconstructing the historic downtown area into a pedestrian-friendly mixed-use district. In Abandoned Birmingham, photographer Leland Kent gives the reader an in-depth look at the forgotten buildings and factories throughout the city. $24.99 retail price. This copy is signed and includes free shipping.