Plastic bags, used masks, unoccupied chairs, empty storefronts; what do they have in common? They have all been abandoned. This week I was looking at what has been left behind. Abandonments can be small disrespects like littering, or devestations like a loss of a business.
Masks seem to get dropped everywhere. They have become the #1 litter in the downtown area, closely followed by rubber gloves. Come on people, wear them, throw them responsibly!
The melting ice made a beautiful design as it exposed this dropped washing cloth and the straw beneath.
This bag was dancing through the wind tunnel formed by two buildings. It looked like a sculpture as it gently settled before taking off again.
“Looking for Mr. Goodbar” was my immediate thought when I saw this wrapper under the train trestle near my home.
These bags are slowly turning into lace as it ensnares the tree branches. These are everywhere in the city. Caught in the summer, and exposed in the winter.
Just one of the many abandoned restaurants in downtown Charlottesville. Now even these outside serving areas are abandoned due to the cold weather.
I would love to know the story of this office. I have often peeked in through this window, and formed stories in my head about what happened here. It is impassable and appears to not have been touched in years.
Another pandemic abandonment. One of so many stores that are now empty, The vibrancy of the shoppers is gone.
here are a few of my older photos that I also think portray "abandon" well.