I seem to have a certain fascination with places that are in some state of abandonment or in other ways broken. Sacramento has a lot of these areas. Detroit as an entire city seems to be faced with widespread abandonment. My home town on the north coast also has some of these elements. Traditionally it was a fishing village and lumber town but both of these industries have been greatly reduced in size and scope. While tourism has replaced some of the void – there is still a sense that the town needs something.
The north coast is a beautiful place and I have hope that that this sense of abandonment for the area is not permanent that some sort of regeneration will occur. I think this video, full of images of my home town speaks to a lot of these issues: