Abandoned Alabama: Exploring the Heart of Dixie

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Abandoned photography captures the beauty in urban ruins left behind, giving the viewer an exhilarating look at our past. With over 200 years of history, there is no shortage of fascinating abandoned places across Alabama. In Abandoned Alabama: Exploring the Heart of Dixie, photographer and historian Leland Kent showcases eleven of his favorite abandoned locations from across the state. Among the locations are several forgotten historic homes, plus a one-of-a-kind mid-century masterpiece built by a famous architect. Discover the incredible history behind one of Alabama's oldest and most historic abandoned sites, Searcy Hospital, which has been closed since 2012. Each chapter gives a detailed narrative about these breathtaking places accompanied by stunning imagery. You can find more of Leland's work at www.abandonedsoutheast.com.
ISBN: 9781634993562
Format: Paperback
Publisher: America Through Time
State: Alabama
Series: America Through Time
Images: 140
Pages: 96
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
LELAND KENT grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, where his family still resides. He completed his bachelor’s degree at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) in 2008 and later became a self-taught photographer. Leland created a blog, AbandonedSoutheast.com, in 2016 to document and share the urban ruins he has explored. He feels it is important to preserve these places for future generations through photography. His photos have been featured in a variety of national and worldwide publications.
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