Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at 4:26 PM |
Welcome to another dose of ruins and decay.

Don't you just love the smell of oil soaked concrete in the morning? That's one of the many things I enjoy about exploring abandoned industrial sites. It's a strange thing to enjoy, I know. Why would anyone like that smell? Who knows. Decades of oil and engine grease combined with metals, paints, concrete and brick. Layers of history. Layers of toxicity. Of course its not like a freshly baked pan of cookies. You don't take a deep breath inside an Industrial site.

On to the good stuff!

This blog serves as a source of inspiration to photographers, urban explorers, game designers, architects and probably many other types of individuals that I haven't even thought would be interested. Here are other ways to connect with the IDN.

The Industrial Decay Network - Our Network site is now open to the Public!
Flickr Group - 7139 Members / 74,858 to date
Facebook Page - 372 Facebook Fans
Twitter - 176 Followers

Some Interesting links..

Dan Dubowitz - Civic Works
Chernobyl 2
10 Abandoned & Haunted Places
More Than Just Ruins - Newsweek
The Namib Desert Indoors
Ghost Towns
7 abandoned objects of the USSR
Canada Malting Complex is being redeveloped
Inaccessible New York
Creepy Abandoned Building
Abandoned Observatory - Nizhny Novgorod
Hudson Valley Ruins
The Mystery of Flickr's Ghost Car Dealership
The Presence of Absence: Detroit's haunting architectural relics
American Ruins
Deserted Places

Thanks to all those photographers who contributed this week. As always, the following photos are in no particular order.

Waterworks
Photo credit: © [StaticPulse] - www.TheOtherSide.be

storey to storey
Photo credit: © Peopleinpixels - Alfonso Batalla

Bergwerk W (De)
Photo credit: © suspiciousminds [off to the UK]


Photo credit: © ZAVAI


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IDN02
The Industrial Decay Network is proud to announce their latest book!

IDN02 features 37 photographers from 12 countries including Belgium, Germany, US, Canada, United Kingdom, Poland, Sweden and various stops in between. The book showcases some of the best photos submitted to our weekly Spotlights in 2008.

IDN02 is offered in two formats, To see a preview of the pages and find out how to get a copy, follow the links below.

IDN02 - Standard Landscape Format (10x8)
IDN02 - Large Landscape Format (13x11)

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colourless
Photo credit: © Peopleinpixels - Alfonso Batalla

BT-3
Photo credit: © Rule.

Usine [ B ] 0610_03
Photo credit: © Lanarius

Malt Kiln
Photo credit: © J4M35_UK

Care for a dip?
Photo credit: © vetbonkie

KALEIDOSCOPIC
Photo credit: © MaNOuCH !!!

Sucrerie dG (BE)
Photo credit: © Mr. Monster - (the mechanical Monster)

Jet Labs
Photo credit: © Bourbon Baby

OCU
Photo credit: © telefunker

Bouh !!!
Photo credit: © www.parispherique.com D.LANSADE

Forges de Clabecq_1er rouleau_9
Photo credit: © Séverinm

77300007
Photo credit: © parteestudio


Photo credit: © bugsuperstar

air for sale
Photo credit: © bugsuperstar


Photo credit: © msDeKay

building 3162
Photo credit: © s.alt

BT-2
Photo credit: © Rule.

tanks and stair
Photo credit: © Peopleinpixels - Alfonso Batalla


Photo credit: © msDeKay

No more control.
Photo credit: © Tripletreat

Rank Hovis Premier Mill
Photo credit: © LiamCH

Abandoned water tower
Photo credit: © ela.wdowiarska

VORTEX
Photo credit: © MaNOuCH !!!

Sucrerie dG (BE)
Photo credit: © Mr. Monster - (the mechanical Monster)

Terre Rouge, Luxembourg
Photo credit: © uselesspsychic

Machinery parts
Photo credit: © Hamnskifte

CKA11 - Viscères
Photo credit: © xportebois

Forges de Clabecq_1er rouleau_5
Photo credit: © Séverinm

The big Emptiness
Photo credit: © explorerviews.de


Photo credit: © 5y12u3k

Laboratory
Photo credit: © jrej www.gregoirec.com

silos
Photo credit: © Matthias88

Atlas Steel-32
Photo credit: © Sebastian T.

Mechanical trunks
Photo credit: © σrange

White Cloud Laundry Service
Photo credit: © CmdrCord


Photo credit: © -cryogenic-

like tin
Photo credit: © Peopleinpixels - Alfonso Batalla

Framed
Photo credit: © McArtdesigner

destruction
Photo credit: © 5y12u3k

capannone 007
Photo credit: © Sergio Sulliotti

_MG_8068_DxO_raw
Photo credit: © Tom Vosahlo

Tuberculosis hospital
Photo credit: © gilles k.

destroyed
Photo credit: © andre_hofmann

Recklinghausen2 (De)
Photo credit: © telefunker

Cardiovascular system
Photo credit: © ilConte

shade of tools
Photo credit: © 5y12u3k


Photo credit: © deNNis-grafiX.com

PAPERMILL
Photo credit: © riverrat18

König Friedrich-August Kaserne
Photo credit: © AndreJoosse

Spillers Millenium Mills
Photo credit: © LiamCH

Aladdin's cave of decay.
Photo credit: © Tripletreat

ME-4
Photo credit: © Rule.
Posted by Chris Smart

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