Abandoned Virginia: Forgotten in Time covers abandoned and decaying churches, schools, farmhouses, and more. Explore houses that appear suddenly abandoned, schools forced to shut their doors due to declining enrollment, and once booming businesses that were forced to close shop.
With so much history left behind, one question always remains: Why? This book will trace the history of Virginia through a photojournalistic approach and document some of these important places that have been left behind.
Take a journey through the history of one of the original thirteen colonies and discover a behind-the-scenes look at some of these abandoned places, left to decay and be reclaimed by nature.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Dave Bentley is an Arizona based photographer who has a passion for photographing abandoned places. Originally from Virginia, his love of abandoned places started as a child, exploring old farmhouses. He loves the challenge of shooting in less than ideal settings and capturing the unique beauty of decaying buildings. Dave loves to research the history of a location and tell its story with present-day photographs. He's traveled across the world photographing abandoned buildings to keep their history alive.