The road ahead: Urban decay

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Where blight and beauty meet. Photo: John Tomasko.

Since it’s official that peak oil is here, we can now anticipate many changes in how the industrial world may look over the coming years.

Already, much of America’s urban infrastructure is crumbling. And with public and private budgets for maintenance likely to face further cuts, we can expect to see our cities and roadside landscapes get junkier.

Industrial detritus has long held an aesthetic appeal for writers, artists and photographers. Now, Transition Voice photographer John Tomasko gives us a sample of some of the most eerie and beautiful landscapes of neglect he’s found in his travels around the US.

View the photos below or click through to the gallery.

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