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Haunting Photos Of Abandoned Buildings In Desert Ghost Towns

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Far off the well-traveled freeways Southern California lies a treasure trove of modern ghost towns, abandoned when the freeway moved or the local businesses shut down. Photographer Noel Kerns has captured haunting images of these spookily beautiful buildings in desert towns like Barstow, Yermo and the Salton Sea.

He's just published a new book, "Nightwatch: Painting With Light," with images from abandoned buildings across the country.

These old water parks, hotels, diners and roadhouses may be forgotten and neglected, but they make for some very striking imagery photographed against the night sky.