Abandoned Roadside Motel


On a recent road trip I photographed a abandoned roadside motel on US Route 19, south of the small town of Perry. The motel has been abandoned for years and the thick fog gave the siteĀ an eerie ambiance. Urban exploration is one of my passions, exploring abandoned sites a way to document what’s left of a prior way of life.

The roof had collapsed over most of the motel, and plants and moss were springing up in the empty rooms. Surprisingly, the bathroom fixtures were still in place. Nature was reclaiming what had been taken from it, with weeds, vines and trees encroaching on the vacant rooms and partially collapsed walls. In five years or so, the entire motel will be buried in vegetation, like a lost city in the jungle.

After taking these pictures, I was glad to be on my way.





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