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    Posted January 21, 2014 by
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    Abandoned buildings

    Derelict DMV


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Maryland based resident and photography enthusiast clkina is fascinated both by urban exploration and by the abandoned houses and buildings dotted throughout the state's landscape. Images four through seven were taken last year in Forest Haven hospital in Laurel, Maryland, a former home for the mentally impaired which she says shut down in 1991. "You can find medical records, childrens assignments, books, and x-ray equipment inside as well as other things that were left," she said. "It gives this hospital an extra creepy mood while walking through it." Other images show some of Baltimore's abandoned row homes, many built more than 100 years ago. "If all these 19th century row houses are torn down a lot of amazing architecture will go with the demolition," she said. Some of the images were lightly adjusted for clarity in Photoshop.
    - sarahbrowngb, CNN iReport producer

    Something about these types of photos I get makes "urban exploration" so exciting to me. Putting them in infrared gives a dreamlike effect. Darkening the skies and revealing some of these places dark history. Most of my photos have been taken in Maryland and Virginia. Although, I would love to explore all over the US and maybe one day outside of the country.


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