When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

These abandoned buildings have become a thing of beauty after being derelict for so long that Mother Nature has reclaimed the site. Photographer Johnny Joo, from Cleveland, has traveled the United States photographing derelict sites from fairgrounds to shopping malls. The resulting set of images captures an unexpected beauty in the crumbling structures. (Caters News)

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<p>Abandoned overgrown mall in Ohio. (Photo: Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned overgrown mall in Ohio. (Photo: Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Abandoned overgrown fairy house in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned overgrown fairy house in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Abandoned overgrown amusement park in West Virginia. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned overgrown amusement park in West Virginia. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News)

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<p>Abandoned overgrown U.S. armory in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned overgrown U.S. armory in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Derelict and overgrown plant nursery in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Derelict and overgrown plant nursery in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Ivy climbs the walls of an abandoned factory in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Ivy climbs the walls of an abandoned factory in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Abandoned home consumed by ivy in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned home consumed by ivy in Ohio. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Abandoned overgrown train tracks in New York. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned overgrown train tracks in New York. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Abandoned overgrown Nike Missile Base in Florida. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned overgrown Nike Missile Base in Florida. (Photo:Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Abandoned overgrown school in North Carolina. (Photo: Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned overgrown school in North Carolina. (Photo: Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Abandoned overgrown greenhouse in Ohio. (Photo: Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Abandoned overgrown greenhouse in Ohio. (Photo: Johnny Joo/Caters News)

<p>Overgrowth in New Orleans. (Photo: Johnny Joo/Caters News) </p>
When nature takes over: Abandoned buildings reclaimed

Overgrowth in New Orleans. (Photo: Johnny Joo/Caters News)

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