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Lonaconing Silk Mill
Lonaconing Silk Mill Workshop

The Lonaconing Silk Mill is the last intact silk mill in the United States. Located within the highlands of western Maryland in the small community of Lonaconing, the silk mill closed in 1957 and remains completely preserved. Despite this, it is listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

The Abandoned Lonaconing Silk Mill hands-on workshop is designed for entry level to moderately experienced photographers. Learn the basic operations of your SLR/dSLR camera, composure, what f/stop, shutter speed and ISO are and how they relate to exposure, the basics exposure bracketing and high dynamic range, the use of remotes and tripods, and introductory flash and lighting setup.

We will move about the silk mill during the four hours, allowing you to experiment and learn how to best use your camera. You will make mistakes – but we will be there to answer any and all questions and help you become a better photographer! After the event is over, a dedicated forum will be set up so that you can post your photos for critique and commentary by Abandoned.

  • Cost: $160/person
  • Capacity: Minimum 5, maximum 10
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Lonaconing Silk Mill
Lonaconing Silk Mill Photo Event

The Lonaconing Silk Mill is the last intact silk mill in the United States. Located within the highlands of western Maryland in the small community of Lonaconing, the silk mill closed in 1957 and remains completely preserved. Despite this, it is listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

The Abandoned Lonaconing Silk Mill photo event is now in its third year. Come check out and photograph and explore this industrial relic on your own, and to help preserve the silk mill for future generations!

  • Cost: $120/person; $20/model; $20/assistant
  • Capacity: Minimum 10, maximum 20
  • Restrictions: Limited electricity
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Thurmond, West Virginia
4 must see New River ghost towns

Ghost towns along the New River in West Virginia are aplenty. What makes these three unique is that they lay within the New River Gorge National River. Prior to the creation of the national park in the late 1970’s, much of the land was used for the production of coal and coke. Small, company-owned towns were developed for the miners and their families, and when those mines closed out – so did the boroughs. Go explore Kay Moor, Nuttallburg, Fayette and Thurmond this weekend while the weather is still warm!

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Old Louis Hunter Distillery
Old Louis Hunter Distillery

Several years ago, while in college, I stumbled upon the Old Louis Hunter Distillery in Harrison County, Kentucky on a scenic back road drive, but owing to the weather at the time, I did not venture out of the car to take a closer glance at the abandoned industrial complex. I moved to Cincinnati shortly thereafter and forgot about the relic along the banks of the South Fork Licking River.

Several weekends ago, while photographing historic antebellum residences in the Bluegrass region of the state, I stumbled upon the abandoned industrial complex once again. The buildings, once part of the Old Louis Hunter Distillery, operated in some fashion from 1850 until 1974. Read More

Indiana Ammunitions Depot
Walking Dead

Exploring a disused military ammunition depot brings back thoughts of the Walking Dead. Perhaps it is because I have been binge watching the post-apocalyptic horror series on television, or rather that I have a fascination with post-human interactions. And because of that, I went through my archives and found some great images that I have never shared that evokes that resemblance. Read More

Old Crow Distillery
Inside Old Crow Distillery

Revisiting an old friend several weeks ago at a whiskey bar, I was reminded of a famous Mark Twain quote.

"Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough."

Just like the old friend, I repaid another visit to Old Crow Distillery in central Kentucky with several architects. Read More

Old Crow Distillery
Old Crow Distillery Tours

Hi folks,

It is unfortunate that Abandoned will need to cancel the Saturday, July 26, 2014 event at Old Crow Distillery due to unforeseen events. It is not specific to anything that occurred at the July 5 event.

For those that registered for the July 26 guided tour and photo event, refunds will be administered within the next business day.

We will attempt to reschedule this event when certain regulatory issues are resolved.

Stay tuned for future events.

Champion Paper
Champion Paper

Champion Paper, which later became Champion International Paper, International Paper and then SMART Papers, was a paper mill in Hamilton, Ohio. Once employing 5,000 and boasting the largest facilities in the nation, the factory was the bread-and-butter of the working-class city. Read More

Old Taylor Distillery
Old Taylor Revival

Old Taylor Distillery, located near Frankfort, Kentucky, has been in a rough patch for several decades. Constructed by E.H. Taylor, Jr. in 1887, the distillery was known for being the first to produce one million cases of straight bourbon whiskey. Read More