All over Florida (and the rest of the country), abandoned structures sit like giant time capsules, slowly creeping back into the earth. Whether you find them beautiful or creepy, there is something strangely fascinating about each one.
The Miami Marine Stadium, built in 1963 on Virginia Key, Miami, was used for water sports, concerts and other events, until it was deemed unsafe after Hurricane Andrew in 1992.
This photo shows an aerial view of some of the stadium's 6,566 seats. Recent plans to rehabilitate the structure, which is on the National Register of Historic Places, have fallen through.
This abandoned mid-century style motel in Deerfield Beach is haunting. If you look closely, you can see the mattresses and hotel furniture.
You can imagine how different this massive store in Hudson would have looked when it was open.
These ruins in Ruskin look like the beginning a beautiful home that was never finished.
It's always such a shame to see old homes like this one in Union County, some over 100 years old, left to decay.
This Cracker style house in Brooker was built in the 1870s. You can imagine all of the stories they would tell if these walls could talk.
This roller coaster was once called the Dania Beach Hurricane and was promoted as the largest wooden roller coaster in Florida. It has been abandoned since 2011, and its demolition is scheduled for this year.
This old restaurant in Cedar Key looks like it was once a pretty interesting place to eat.
An abandoned truck captured near a seafood processing facility in the lower Keys.
This restaurant that was probably once abuzz with activity, now sits silent and forgotten on Long Key.
This is a shot of one of the restaurant's ceiling fans and the yellowed, peeling paint.
This roadside attraction in Palm Beach County once offered travelers a glimpse of live alligators.
These photos of the interior make me wonder where the alligators went when the attraction closed its doors.
Some of you might remember the so-called home of the future, Xanadu, in Kissimmee, that has been torn down for years now. Apparently this sign for the attraction still stands.
This adorable beachside home was found apparently abandoned in Carrabelle.
Souvenir shops selling all things orange and alligator-related used to thrive on Florida's highways.
You can still find them these days, but a lot more of them are looking like this one. They were famous for their unique signage, from giant concrete oranges to dinosaurs --- anything to grab attention.
It seems like a shame that this art deco building in South Beach has been boarded up and painted white. Still, it's oddly captivating, especially at night.
This double-decker bus sits abandoned on a Miami street.
From the outside it looks pretty interesting, but the interior gives me the creeps.
You couldn't pay me to step inside this abandoned motel on Hwy 17 in Yulee.
Plants have started growing inside the motel, where nature is beginning to reclaim the space.
Among other things at the motel, the photographer found an old souvenir shop, holes punched in the walls, stacks of television sets, and open Bible by a window.
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