Via Dinosaurs and Robots come these amazing pictures of a derelict machine shop in the mountains of North Carolina. “No one on the mountain can remember it being open” says the Mondo-Blogo author who snapped the pics.

It looked like, one day possibly in the 1960s or 70s, that they just up and closed without even clearing off their desks. The window were so filthy, but it looked AMAZING inside. I would kill to get in there to see the machines and tools that were all just sitting there in a state of suspended animation….

If ever there was an example of the Viridian principle of “embrace decay…” This is rust and ruin as high art.

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Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture, including the first book about the web (Mosaic Quick Tour) and the Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Building Robots. He is currently working on a best-of collection of his writing, called Borg Like Me.

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