the library of School Number One in Beslan, North Ossetiya, which was taken hostage in 2004. Notice the broken windows on the left side of the top of the photos. The school was totally ransacked during the siege
Years before, during the Soviet Rule, books were considered to be the greatest treasure. Children in schools were taught to treat the books with care and love. It seems now this doesn’t work. At least at some libraries.
An urban explorer never knows what awaits during infiltration of a crumbling building. This Victorian spiral staircase was captured at Maltings “S”, an abandoned brewery in Lincolnshire, England. The photograph is titled Elegance Unravelling by DigiTaL~NomAd.
When Willard Psychiatric Center in New York's Finger Lakes closed in 1995, workers discovered hundreds of suitcases in the attic of an abandoned building. Many of them appeared untouched since their owners packed them decades earlier before entering the institution.