Forever Vacant—Haunting Photos of Abandoned Hotels
Televisions are not biodegradable, so it’s the only item in this hotel room that is not decomposing. (Caters News Agency)
Ever wonder what happens to a hotel when guests check out for good?
These eerie photos capture abandoned hotels around the world. From decaying mattresses and collapsed ceilings to corroding bed frames and moldy stairs, these buildings look frozen in time.
The Fox Hotel —pseudonym used to protect it from arson and vandalism.(Abandoned America/Facebook)
Photographer Matthew Christopher hails from Philadelphia, Penn., and spent six years traveling and taking photos of the abandoned hotels. He’s had an interest in abandoned sites since he was a child.
“Each hotel represents a window into a different set of lives and a different period of time,” he told Mail Online. “I would love to spend more time with abandoned hotels and resorts because there are still so many out there.”
This horribly decayed room stands in stark contrast to the one across the hall from it, which is in excellent shape. This is because the roof in one area is gone, but it is intact in the other. (Caters News Agency)
The former grand ballroom in the Lee Plaza Hotel (Caters News Agency)
He’s gathered these haunting photos in a book called “Abandoned America: The Age of Consequences” that is available for pre-order at Barnes & Noble and Amazon. The book contains more than 220 images from 30 locations. The book also contains photos of abandoned hospitals, schools, and businesses.
Locations of some photos have not been divulged because it isn’t public information. Some names have also been concealed to prevent the properties from being vandalized.