May 16th, 2004

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An Abandoned Mall in Fort Wayne, Indiana

Here are some pictures of an abandoned mall in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana used to have two malls: Glenbrook and Southtown. Glenbrook was the mall up north, and it was nicer and bigger. (At one time, it was the largest mall in Indiana.) Southtown was smaller, and in the south part of town. (Well duh!) Southtown was also close to the part of town that has a bad reputation.

Southtown was built in the late 60s, and had a lot of stores in the 80s and early 90s. In 1993, I remember a lot of stores were still there.

However, around 1994, the mall started to decline (or maybe it was 1993, though I didn't see it at the time.) Two of the four major department stores, JcPenney's and LS Ayres, left around then, or the next year. Then eventually, more and more stores left. Finally, by the end of the 90s, only Sears, Subway, and a couple of small shops remained. Sears left in 2001, and the mall was officially dead, though for many years, everyone knew it was going to die.

I heard the mall will be bulldozed, and Menard's (a Midwestern Home Improvement Chain like Home Depot or Lowe's) is interested in building there.
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photos from April and May

I'm slowly getting the hang of my 20yr old SLR. I like vignetting, but wooo, I might have over-vignetted these! They're all taken around London.

Click the thumbnail to view the photo. Have fun, and feel free to browse my other albums.


This is from the story referred to here






at a bar in london.






bands of colour on the london underground.






the subways below charing cross. Cwaarfee, anyone?






taken with his permission.






off brick lane





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Eastern State

My first contribution to this excellent group. A few years back I was in Philadelphia on business and swung by Eastern State Penitentiary. A prison that once held Al Capone, designed like a hub-and-spokes (so one person in the center could monitor all the hallways.

Awesome!



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