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Cacique Caribe Inactive Member03 Dec 2017 7:24 a.m. PST

I'm looking for more actual (not CGI) pictures like this, of "modern" North American subdivisions/neighborhoods (dilapidated streets, sidewalks, yards and houses), that have been completely abandoned by humans for perhaps 10 or 20 years.


PS. I'm not sure these Detroit photos qualify, though, seeing as how some of the houses still look as though they still have occupants, and the streets still appear to be in use.



Cacique Caribe Inactive Member03 Dec 2017 7:55 a.m. PST

This is similar to what abandoned neighborhood streets look like after 10-20 years, when people don't rebuild after a disaster and the roads are blocked to traffic or simply go completely unused.



DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 8:02 a.m. PST

Somewhere I have seen some old photo series of mill towns in the northeast that were similar to the Detroit series will have to look for them.

Aleppo Syria


Another Detroit Street


Cacique Caribe Inactive Member03 Dec 2017 8:11 a.m. PST

Also Detroit, taken by Google Street View images.


PS. And this Tundra Village Subdivision in San Antonio TX:
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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 9:12 a.m. PST

Some videos:

Rural towns;
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Urban areas:
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Unless there is vandalism it appears that nature just overwhelms the buildings.


mwindsorfw Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 9:23 a.m. PST

It's amazing how quickly grass and brush grow if not cut back, and how quickly a house will start to come apart if not maintained. For a desert version, you might look a photos from Vegas after the crash.

Personal logo Jeff Ewing Supporting Member of TMP03 Dec 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

If you use Street View to take a vvirtual drive through some sections of NE Philadelphia or Wilmington, DE or Buffalo or Rochester in NY, you will find plenty of urban blight. It is true that the streets will be more or less maintained -- enough that the Google car can pass.

14Bore03 Dec 2017 11:07 a.m. PST

Jeff beat me to it, was going to exactly suggest that in exactly the same area

Dynaman878903 Dec 2017 1:23 p.m. PST

Try the Fukushima exclusion zone. Only 6 years ago and people still living there to some extent but should be helpful.

Stepman303 Dec 2017 1:24 p.m. PST

Lets not forget about Baltimore. "The City That Bleeds"…

hocklermp503 Dec 2017 1:50 p.m. PST

Rural villages in Japan are being abandoned due to population moving to cities and the fact the birth rate has dropped. Nature has taken them over rapidly to the point wild boars and other large animals are roaming once heavily populated areas. I believe I read a news item about wild boars in Fukushima but could be wrong.

rvandusen03 Dec 2017 1:53 p.m. PST

China has a few.


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