A photo essay by Colleen Salvosa

The Davenport Ditch was a catch basin turned canvas. Today it’s covered in dirt.

Left. Gone. Waiting for decay. These are the structures Bay Area photographer Colleen Salvosa gravitates towards.

Graffiti is almost a natural byproduct of abandonment. No rules means an open canvas for color and an outpouring of ideas.

In Peninsula Abandoned, Salvosa highlights the colorful beauty of structures forgotten.

Abandoned train station — Brisbane, CA

Abandoned pier — Davenport, CA

Abandoned farm house — Half Moon Bay, CA

Abandoned ditch — Davenport, CA

Abandoned bunker — Montara, CA

Colleen Salvosa is a Bay Area photographer and urban explorer. Follow more of her work on Instagram and Facebook.

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