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  •  Interesting (4+ / 0-)

    I wonder what will happen there, especially considering that a lot of people have to cut back on expenses and can't afford vacations.  Maybe there is another way -- more affordable getaways. Or maybe the economy will come back sooner than expected. I've never been to the Catskills at all, or not as far as I remember.


    "Justice is a commodity"

    by joanneleon on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 06:57:03 AM PST

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    •  The area was once called the Borscht Belt (3+ / 0-)

      Most of these old resorts catered to an older generation of Jewish vacationers.  It wasn't the economy so much as changing recreational tastes that led to their decline.  Younger Jews went elsewhere, and when air travel became affordable, New Yorkers did the same.

      It's fascinating to see how quickly nature is retaking some of these places.  It's like that book "The World Without Us."

      Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:14:25 AM PST

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    •  abandoned Methodist Church, Gary, Indiana (1+ / 0-)
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      Built in 1925 at a cost of $3 million, it closed in 1980.  30 years later, nature is reclaiming it.

      Abandoned Sactuary

      Oregon: Sure...it's cold. But it's a damp cold.

      by Keith930 on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:22:25 AM PST

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      •  Search "Detroit" on flickr (0+ / 0-)

        In fact many photographers have taken up residence there because of the opportunity for haunting images.

        ❧To thine ownself be true

        by Agathena on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:57:41 AM PST

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