There is an undeniably artistic element to decayed sites, abandonment, and an immense number of social, theological, and philosophical questions they pose. Why do we abandon? How do we honor abandoned sites and how do we abuse them? What does our relationship with abandonment tell us about ourselves? These objects represent lost ways of life, a statement of their nostalgic feel that speak volumes when you are around them. While most of these objects were created to protect, their histories unfold to a testament of change and eventually abandoned and decay. Much like our memories, photographs seek to freeze an instant in time for later recall. Unlike our memories they capture the genuine, where memory is subject to the degradation and perversion of the rememberer's memory. This body of work seeks to represent that decay of memory by capturing images of abandonment as seen in the urban environment; the decay of the life that once was and the replacement of the old with new.