Virginia's Renaissance Faire ran from 1996 to 1999, and since then the site has remained untouched, slowly crumbling as it falls into the Dark Ages. Besieged by the elements, these Tudor-style buildings and grand castles are inexorably falling apart.

Top image: Sean Toler.

There's a fantastic Flickr group devoted to the Virginia Rennaissance Faire, in all its crumbling glory. Here are just some of the fantastic photos you'll find there, by photographers Sean Toler (with Sean Toler Photo) and Jack in DC. (Update: added photos by Ayne Bales Photography.) Check out tons more over at Flickr. [Thanks, Nekussa!]

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Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

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Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

Image via Sean Toler with Sean Toler Photo.

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

Image by Ayne Bales Photography via Flickr.

Photo by Jack in DC.

Photo by Jack in DC.

Photo by Jack in DC.

Photo by Jack in DC.

Photo by Jack in DC.

Photo by Jack in DC.