13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Abandoned town in rural Virginia
Picture of a series of abandoned buildings in rural Virginia, where it’s less expensive to let the buildings set empty than tear them down. The neglected structures are an all-too familiar reminder of the oftentimes volatile economy and real estate market. It makes one appreciative of the things that matter most in life: one’s family, friends, and relationships.
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||The American Experience
||Dec. 1, 2015, 11:11 p.m.