Somewhere: Somethings

I’m still deciding whether I like posting my “Somewhere” galleries of anonymized locations, which I do for the more vulnerable places to protect them from Bad Guys.  On one hand, I want to post things.  On the other, I’m not sure how productive those posts are in trying to keep PeelingWalls history-centric, so I think the “Somewhere” posts of whole buildings might be greatly reduced in the future in lieu of places I can write more about.


But uuuugh, 2016 was a huge year for this project, and 2017 is shaping up to be even bigger!  And by that I mean I’m filling my hard drive with stuff I have to sit on for a few more years.  Rest assured, although I’m not posting multiple times a week like I was last year, I’m on the road with my camera more often than ever.  As a compromise, here is a gallery of some of the stuff I’ve been up to lately.

If you enjoy cherry-picked shots that fill you with the childlike wonder of a total lack of context, check out my Instagram,, where I post secret locations out of my dragon hoard every week and infuriatingly never tag anything.  You should also post a comment, so I can take it into consideration.

14 thoughts on “Somewhere: Somethings

  1. Personally I’m GLAD you’re keeping those locations private. Too many horrible folks who would vandalize such beauty (the churches particularly). I’m surprised the one isn’t being reutilized, it looks as if it could be opened again tomorrow and services held. Some of them are sad – the old cafe with the colorful bunny ‘game’ board or whatever it was lying there. Thank you for sharing these photos so we can enjoy them from the arm chair and the losers can’t ruin them further.

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    1. Thank you! The churches are often the most vulnerable, which is very sad.
      Yes, I think I’ll be saving the rest of the “somewhere” posts until the locations reach some sort of conclusion (hopefully renovation & reopening!), on the off chance someone I wouldn’t want to know recognizes something. I’ll be posting more of the histories instead.


  2. Do what you do, you’re doing it right! Love your photography of abandonment and decay. I have to agree that the locations are best kept a secret, unless of course you’re collaborating with someone (like me) who shares your interest and views, in which case, I’d be happy to suggest some places, and I’d love it if you were to share said locations privately.

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    1. Thank you so much, Thomas! I do travel with a great group of people, so I am responsible for their secret locations, too. Their trust is super important to me, so I am apprehensive to share (part of this is the whole reconsideration of my posting style, too). But I’m going to try to keep up on posting the “shareable” locations you can still visit today!

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  3. I love your work, it makes me realise how transient things are, vivid and vibrant for a time then used up, no longer of use, obsolete! You are collecting treasures of time past, things that would slip from memory otherwise!

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