Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Photos of an Abandoned Indoor Mall Filled with Snow

Last year, photographer Seph Lawless published a project called “Black Friday” showing abandoned malls across the US — widely-published photos that documented the victims of the recession and the online shopping revolution.

Lawless recently revisited one of the malls and found that it had become filled with snow. The broken roofs and skylights had turned the indoor mall into a winter wonderland.
The fact that the elements had invaded this once-popular indoor space made the experience surreal. “It was eerily quiet and beautiful as if the world had ended,” Lawless tells us. The mall was the Rolling Acres Mall in Akron, Ohio.

“The snow began to fall through the broken skylights and as I looked up snow flakes gently fell upon my face. It was then I realized I was inside a gigantic make believe snow globe,” he says. “I prefer absurdity over reason, because it’s more honest.”


  1. hopefully soon the Pantygone will look the same the likes of White/Black house

  2. The place could use some zombies. Even functional malls are filled with zombies.

  3. Don't worry, if you are under 55, you will see the end of the US in your lifetime. I wouldn't mind walking around the NSA building that looks like that, to be honest.

  4. Looks like "Mad Max" meets Climate Change, during the Great Obama Sumer(s) of Recovery!

  5. By a photographer named Lawless, perfectly poetic. Nature overcomes.

  6. David John MowersMarch 2, 2015 at 10:42 AM

    These properties should be seized by the federal government for being abandoned then leased to movies studios as sets for film productions on the agreement that in exchange for taking no money for the lease the production group hires at least fifty percent of their crew/staff from local companies and/or people to encourage job creation in the affected communities.