In the Photo of the Week feature, we highlight an exceptionally amazing photograph submitted by an Atlas Obscura user.


When Hurricane Katrina ravaged New Orleans with flooding and destruction, one of the larger casualties was the Dixie Brewing Company, a local staple that was forced to abandon its massive production facility in the wake of the storm. Since its abandonment, the facility has become a hotspot for graffiti artists and urban explorers.

Atlas user blwilde took a picturesque snapshot of the unfortunate relic saying this about the view:

“I took this while doing a photoshoot for my friends’ band. On the other side of the lens you can see the entire city of New Orleans.” 

DIXIE BREWING COMPANY, New Orleans, Louisiana 

Thanks to all of our adventurous users who keep submitting such amazing shots! Want to have your photograph featured? Keep adding your captures to our ever-growing compendium of wondrous places (just click the “Edit This Place” link at the bottom of each place). And watch here each Friday for another Photo of the Week.