Experiencing DC’s Abandoned Spaces
American Word Magazine
Though D.C. tends to be characterized by its chaotic streets, bureaucratic buildings and tourist traps, we all find spaces of sanctuary within the city. I stumbled upon an interesting path of escape when I was sent a road-trip map that explored abandoned spaces in the D.C. area. These spaces ranged from abandoned amusement parks to dilapidated bridges, each with a different story to tell. Each space has been left behind in time, showing us a bit of the past as the present starts taking over. These abandoned spaces are more than secluded spots; they are spaces that show bits of infinity within our city. We are allowed to become the weavers of a D.C. daydream. The two spaces explored in this photo essay are the Bond Bread Factory on Georgia Avenue and Forest Glen Seminary in Maryland near Rock Creek Park.