Preview: The Unlikely Parks of Tampa Bay – A Scenic History

The following is an exclusive preview of The Unlikely Parks of Tampa Bay: A Scenic History by Thomas Kenning, out now from Arcadia Press. “…the original Florida is going fast.”-Dick Bothwell, St. Petersburg Times, October 12, 1958. At first there were a few people, and it wasn’t a big deal. If for no other reason…

Out Now: Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama

It’s here! The release of my latest photo book – Abandoned Coastal Defenses of Alabama – is upon us. It moves up the coastline, picking up where Abandoned Florida: Sunshine Sentinels left off. But it’s not just more of the same. I’m really proud of this one, as it tells a complete narrative of two…

Now that’s a good value!

Sunshine looks pretty good under the tree – Abandoned Florida: Sunshine Sentinels makes a great Christmas gift. Ships anywhere, plus expedited personal delivery in the Tampa Bay Area at no extra charge.

03. Urban Exploration in the Wake of a Hurricane with Kim Hill

So often when we’re talking urbex, when we’re not creeping with caution down some stretch of storm drain or other municipal infrastructure, we’re talking about the long gone, the abandoned, the glory days that have faded, the slow decay – it’s right there in the show’s title. But what about when the ruins are fresh? …

02. The Most Toxic Town in America with Regina Daniel

Picher, Oklahoma, for those you who don’t know, is one of the world’s most notorious ghost towns. It’s a name uttered in the same breath as Centralia, Pennsylvania or Pripyat, Ukraine.  It is a mining town, carved out by its principle industry – a superfund cleanup site with a population approaching zero, as of 2020….