Abandoned structures are places that open the imagination and invite interpretation. Crumbling bricks, distressed steel, paint, wood, and weathered remnants of human life are crossed by time, vandalism, and animal tracks, inviting one to picture what once was.
Derelict buildings offer a unique, distressed beauty. While often overlooked by passers-by, their skeletal remains act as the perfect subject for the lens of a camera, quietly waiting to be documented and shared.
Abandoned Schools of Tennessee takes you on a field trip, looking inside schools that once witnessed children’s laughter and learning, years or even decades after the last lesson was taught.
Readers will enjoy a visually detailed, narrated tour of the remains of rural one-room schoolhouses in East Tennessee, a bone-chilling youth detention center, and other former learning institutions taken over by time and miscreants.
Readers are encouraged to explore the forgotten corners of the state, see the world through different eyes, and take the long road home.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Jay Farrell is a Nashville, Tennessee, based photographer who loves photographing abandoned structures. He has a passion for utilizing his camera to share the unique, distressed beauty of abandoned homes and structures that most of the world has forgotten. Sharing his adventures with the public through authorship and blogging inspires him as much as the adventures themselves.