I may be weird but I especially like the little details like painted over numbers and such. Something rusty draws me just as much as something shiny.
We recently did a couple of Thomasson exercises in my class (which focuses on the politics of ‘ruin porn’ and urban exploration), and it was an excellent way to help my students, who are mostly freshman, get to know their campus and start noticing the changes and layers in the urban environment around them. In this post, I’ll be sharing what we discovered and what I learned about using Thomassons as a teaching tool.
Source: Thomassons: Indiana University Edition | Rust Belt Anthro