Abandoned North Carolina: Mouth of the Holler takes you on an introspective look at North Carolina's past and abandoned architecture with angsty mystery, fulfilling fear and unbridled truth through the eyes and words of the author and photographer, Christina Cole.
North Carolina is a state that has progressively worked to shake the old South mentality against a modern backdrop. Yet, the haunting and brash facts lie in a legacy of crumbling walls and barely standing skeletons. Hoodoo and Satanism alike writhe in its belly like Culebra masked only by superstition.
Enslavement and suppression were its stronghold from 8,000 B.C. and now again in the present day. While attempts to thwart and rise above the past play out, the one thing that remains true is the bones of the structures that held them.
Guiltless, blameless wood, frame, metal, brick, or stone tell the tales of long ago, with pictures for some being the only proof of their existence.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Christina E. Cole had a camera in hand at age nine, beginning the most significant romance of her life. Capturing the historic emotional indifference of North Carolina's architecture through her lens and showing variances of gloom and light make it impossible not to feel as if you were there with her. Her travels reached remote Alaska, the mountains of Ire, Louisiana, and the vast and vacant crumbling ancestry of North Carolina.