I stumbled across a great photo project by a photographer called Kevin Bauman. He photographed 100 abandoned houses he found in the neigbourhoods of Detroit. Apperently this wasn't difficult as the city is going through a rough economical period which caused a lot of people to move away from once healthy neigbourhoods. More than 12.000 homes are awaiting their judgement day.
Although it is a very sad fact - I always felt there is something exceptional beautiful about abandoned places - i believe one can feel the energy and the spirits of the people who once lived and worked there - something that Kevin has masterfully managed to capture in his photos.
Have a look on www.100abandonedhouses.com