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For nearly two decades, Washington D.C. writer and photographer Pablo Maurer has been exploring the forgotten spaces and places society left behind. From the crumbling rooms of Maryland's old Forest Haven Asylum to the overgrown faux facades of Virginia’s long-abandoned Renaissance Faire near Fredericksburg, Maurer captures the demise of buildings that once brimmed with life. Kojo talks with Maurer about the sites he's documented for the DCist's "Abandoned DC" series, and discusses the research and risks Maurer takes to capture these decrepit structures.
Images of once-thriving, now-abandoned sites, including the Virginia Renaissance Faire, ruins of the Forest Haven Asylum and the Penn Hills Resort in the Poconos.