Dan Bell proves he's the Ken Burns of suburban decay with his beautifully shot and narrated Dead Mall Series.
The Rehoboth Mall episode above is especially interesting because he interviews one of two remaining tenants, husband and wife tailors working on the periphery of the abandoned food court. Dan's eye for detail and music choices are sublime. It's the sort of footage that historians will cite decades hence, it's that good.
Thanks to Bryan Menegus, I just spent four hours watching these videos. They make great background music. Below: Oak Hollow Mall in High Point, North Carolina.
• Dead Mall Series (YouTube / Dan Bell) via
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