When whole cities and towns just up and leave for greener pastures, the buildings they left behind still stand, slowly decaying over time, silently keeping untold stories.
Nyla James is a photographer who is fascinated by abandoned buildings. Her exhibit of photos on the subject, Abandoned in America, is on display at the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art until May 1. The images are haunting. In her photos you’ll see the nation’s soul in neglected homes, schools, churches, and barns. On closer inspection, you might even catch a trace of the people who once lived there.
SLOMA is located at 1010 Broad St. and is open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day except Tuesday. Admission is free. Visit sloma.org for more information.