In a world with much rhetoric over waste and reappropriation, it seems a little incongruous that we all live close to an abandoned building, with all that wasted space and materials. There is a melancholy and romance to such dereliction, and this week's Good Things looks at some nicely documented examples of the grander side of the rack and ruin. Other sites of note include Abandoned Britain, for something closer to home as well as this list of the 33 most beautiful abandoned places in the world.
Since 2002, Richard Davies has travelled to Russia to hunt for abandoned churches. Once the focal point of a community, they have been destroyed by everything from lightening to tractors. Their wooden silhouettes are undoubtedly Russian, with a hefty dose of fairytale.
Abandoned swimming pools seem especially sad, with our collective memories of school trips, holidays and their signature smells. It might explain why so many photographers take pictures of them. These are some nice collections by the likes of J. Bennett and Gigi Cifali.
Stages of Decay is a series by Julia Solis depicting abandoned theatres; buildings where the final curtain really has dropped. Regardless of the decay these big, ornate spaces are still beautiful but with many now demolished, this series is your last glimpse.