Urban Exploration

When entering an abandoned building for the first time, there is a multitude of feelings rushing through your body.  The majority of these images are from exploring are from my college days back in Peoria. To me these images represent the unpredictability of change. i can only imagine what these spaces were like at one point with people working there every day to earn their livings. Over time, the business began to slow down and as a result closed. This left a once hustling and bustling space to become empty and slowly decaying. At times these buildings feel like they are in a state of suspended animation. Instead, these buildings can abruptly transform into a pile of rubble at the hands of wrecking ball or bulldozer.