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Abandoned America :
The Age of Consequences

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Enter­ing the room mid­way to stand motion­less in melan­choly silence the air fills with charged whis­pers from the past, voic­es on the wind, chill­ing breaths from the past tin­gles down the spine.

Lis­ten­ing hard the wind faint­ly car­ries the echos of yes­ter­year,

con­ver­sa­tions reach­ing out from times gone by.

Stop and emp­ty your mind and feel the floors, walls and ceil­ings with your spir­it and soul. The room fills with elec­tric ener­gy, a buzz with life lived and no longer seen, an imprint in pass­ing time.

CityLifeStyle Books Matthew Christopher

Abandoned America
by Matthew Christopher

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As in Aban­doned Amer­i­ca and through­out the ages, mankind has been fas­ci­nat­ed by the ruins of pre­vi­ous soci­eties. The desire to gain a greater under­stand­ing of our past has dri­ven archae­ol­o­gists, artists, and schol­ars from across the world to study the ves­tiges of lifestyles that have van­ished in an attempt to cap­ture their mys­tique and beau­ty.

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Orig­i­nal­ly intend­ed as an exam­i­na­tion of the rise and fall of the state hos­pi­tal sys­tem, Matthew Christopher’s Aban­doned Amer­i­ca rapid­ly grew to encom­pass derelict fac­to­ries and indus­tri­al sites, schools, church­es, pow­er plants, hos­pi­tals, pris­ons, mil­i­tary instal­la­tions, hotels, resorts, homes, and more.

Through his col­lec­tion of writ­ing and pho­tog­ra­phy,

Matthew Christo­pher has spent the last decade doc­u­ment­ing the ruins of one of the great­est civ­i­liza­tions the world has ever known : our own.

Explor­ing sites like the charred remains of the Hotel Do De, the rust­ed cells of the Essex Coun­ty Jail Annex, the sub­lime majesty of the Church of the Trans­fig­u­ra­tion, or the eerie and dilap­i­dat­ed rem­nants of the New Cas­tle Elks Lodge, the work spans archi­tec­tur­al trea­sures left to the ele­ments and then all too often lost for­ev­er.

CityLifeStyle Books Abandoned America The Age Of Consequences By Matthew Christopher

With 240 pages of beau­ti­ful pho­tographs, a fore­word by cel­e­brat­ed author James Howard Kun­stler, and detailed his­tor­i­cal back­ground on each site.

Aban­doned Amer­i­ca : The Age of Con­se­quences is sure to cap­ti­vate any­one with an inter­est in the mod­ern ruins in our midst.