In his Abandoned Places photo series, photographer Pablo Iglesias Maurer does something fascinating. He collects postcards, matchbooks and other vintage ephemera depicting Borscht Belt hotels and resorts in the 1960s. Then he recreates the images with new photos of the same places now long-abandoned, to show the difference 50 years makes. No man-made structure lasts forever, but time and nature march ever on. The images of these abandoned ’60s resorts then and now prove that.
Abandoned Resort Then And Now
Hi, I’m the Ghost of the Poconos. In the ’60s, I vacationed here with my family every year. Now I haunt the long-abandoned husks of various Catskills resorts, trying to recapture those idyllic days. I remember this patio well. I drank a lot of gin-and-tonics under those umbrellas, let me tell you.