Even though less visually pleasing settings, such as Binghamton, NY, which are plagued by urban decay, usually result in complaints, it is often the locations which go largely unseen which make for the best surprises. Crumbling sidewalks, roads with potholes, loose bricks, and rusted steel typically provide residents of the Southern Tier with eyesores, or even safety hazards, but there is often something more underneath the surface if one looks hard enough. Tucked away in urban, and sometimes even rural, centers are places which have both been abandoned by humans, yet have remained mostly untouched by decay. The result is a sort of time capsule which provides those who find the location with the ability to take a glimpse back in time. Most of the time, these locations are as expected: greatly deteriorated, crumbling apart, and crudely overgrown with molds and plant life. However, with a touch of luck and a keen eye for suspecting which locations will provide for the best results, one can sometimes find visually appealing places which defy the process of decay. Here are some of the best examples of this phenomenon found throughout the web.
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