I like looking for abandoned buildings and homes. It's something that makes you wonder about things. There is an abandoned airport a few miles from my home, or what's left of it anyway. One place I worked when first moving to North Carolina had storage at an old Fair Child Military airplane factory and airport for WWII. Most of it had been developed but part of the runway was still there and had numerous Mobile and Modular homes dealers along it's length. The building we used was one of the hangers and on smoke breaks I'd step outside one of the side doors that use to open to the runway. I sit there looking out at the overgrown space and try to invision the military and civilian workers out there. If I tried real hard I could imagine a pilot walking to the planes. It hit me the first time I peered out the door that I was standing in the very door that so many WWII Veterans must have gone in and out of, plus where I took my smoke breaks had to be a spot that hundreds had stood at some points. (As typing this I went to the bookshelf to pull my book about the Fairchild Military airplane plant and it's not there. Crap! Where is it)
I looked around on the net and found several abandoned airstips in Arizona. Very cool. The Gilpin airport was annexed into Tucson and development has almost erased the airport except that the Original Hangers and the control tower & terminal buildings are still there. It is being used by R.E. Darling Fabrication. The sandstone logo of the Gilpin airlines still adorns the space above the front door.