School’s Out Forever

School's Out Forever | Lis'Anne HarrisDerelict school buildings, Broomloan Road, Govan, Glasgow, Great Britian by David McMumm on Geograph.org.uk

School's Out Forever | Lis'Anne HarrisAbandoned school bus in Henry County, Tennessee. Photo by Katangais

Abandoned High School in Toyah, Texas – A real ghost town in Reeves County by digplanet.com

Abandoned in Primrose, Nebraska by Ammodramus

School's Out Forever | Lis'Anne HarrisAbandoned near Bates, Oklahoma by MRHSfan

Elise Reuss Memorial School, Erected 1907 To the loving memory of our daughter Elise Bertha Christine Reuss. Iberville Parish, Louisiana. Born June 9th 1890 Died November 19th 1894. Photo by Shanna Riley.

Abandoned School Gym by Brook Ward

Abandoned classroom in Detroit, Michigan. Photo by Freaktography

Middle School #3 at Sportivnaya Street 14, one of 5 secondary schools in Pripyat, Ukraine. Photo by Shanomag

School's Out Forever | Lis'Anne HarrisAbandoned school in Whiteflat, Texas of Motley County. Photo by Leaflet

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The Restoration of Mike Tyson’s Abandoned Mansion

Very cool, more recent pics of the abandoned Mike Tyson property. The place is about to be restored into a church! I’m looking forward to seeing the “after” pictures.

Architectural Afterlife

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My journeys have taken me to some strange places, ranging from the creepiness of an abandoned lunatic asylum, to the quiet, vast emptiness of a forgotten chapel, but nothing quite like the abandoned home of a former professional boxer. After being arrested here in 2013 it was nice to make a return trip, thankfully not ending in a $280 fine, to finally photograph the very odd forgotten structure of Mike Tyson’s abandoned 1980s mansion.

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Now retired, the once undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, Mike Tyson, otherwise known as Iron Mike, still holds a record for being the youngest boxer to win the WBC, WBA and IBF heavyweight titles at only 20 years old. Mike Tyson became a very opulent man, even if for just a moment before spending his money on multiple mansions, drugs and living a wild party-filled lifestyle, which eventually led to him filing bankruptcy in August…

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Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport

I can’t help but think of the people who once grabbed the wheel and tooled down the road, sailed across vast waters, hopped a bus, or took to the rail. To work, to school, to the grocery, to Christmas dinner with the family. I wonder where my first car, an old green Dodge Polara with a dirty white vinyl top, is now? It was huge and ugly, but it got me where I needed to go for several years. It had a serious issue with overheating that no mechanic could ever solve. The only recourse was to drive with the heat on high, year-round. It was a killer in Indiana through July and August every year. I wonder, did someone resolve that issue and restore the car? Or more likely, is it slowly rusting into nothingness in a junkyard somewhere in central Indiana? I’ll never know and it doesn’t really matter. All these vehicles mattered to someone at some time, but no longer.

Sadly, Utterly Abandoned Modes of Transport | Lis'Anne Harris

Abandoned off the beach of Santa Rosa Island by the EPA, 1972

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