A travel resource for the misanthropic

This website exists primarily as means of organizing photos of places I've visited and whatever information about those places I've managed to glean. I envision this site as a very long-term, part-time project that will one day become a useful travel resource for people with interests similar to mine. At the moment the name of the site (Encyclopedia of Forlorn Places) really doesn't mean much as this site is neither encyclopedic in scope nor are all of the places I have photos of here necessarily forlorn. The name was inspired by a vision of a strange Borgesian encyclopedia that I might one day create. I think this might still eventually happen.


Photography for me is mostly a secondary interest. I am primarily interested in going to, exploring, and studying post -industrial landscapes and or any number of other types of anachronistic places. Lately, I've become more interested in city planning, economic development, and industrial heritage preservation. I think I've given up on trying to maintain a consistent theme for this website. It's pretty much anywhere that interests me, that I've personally visited, and photographed.


Recently, my main interest is in the present state of America's pre-prohibition breweries. I am working on a paper and map about them. If you have similar interests get in touch.


I'm trying to make this site as helpful as possible to people who are interested in traveling to and exploring these places. All photo captions are links to google maps of the location where the photo was taken. I've found certain websites immensely helpful to me when planning trips or researching the history of the places I like to visit. I try to link to helpful sites when possible. The year I last visited a place should be included in the indexes of places as well as the number of photos. This should give an indication as to my relative interest and familiarity with a place as well as how up-to-date the photos and information are. I welcome any comments, suggestions and requests for permission to use the images. Email: hedlunch@yahoo.com


Encyclopedia of Forlorn Places has a Facebook page. You can leave comments and suggestions there if you like. I might one day actually do something with that Facebook page but haven't in quite sometime now.


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All content on these pages Copyright Mark Hedlund 2012-2017. All rights reserved. Use in school projects and with links on social media is always okay. Please send me an email to request permission for any other use: hedlunch@yahoo.com Non-exclusive commercial publication rights for most photos is $25 per image.

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