Monday, January 9, 2012

Mike Tyson's Mansion

EXPLORED January 8th, 2012.

This was Mike Tyson's mansion, which was located down the street from Don King's training facilty. It was built in 1982 and had all the flare of the 80's. Gold trim, zebra print carpet, fake marble flooring and mirrors everywhere. It's in the process of being renovated, so it's lost some of it's allure, but it was still fun to check out.

Tyson Gate

Tyson Exterior

Tyson Estates

Team Tyson

Hoop Dreams

Indoor Pool

Swan Dive

Living Room

Entertainment Center

Tyson Tub

Rest of set can be seen here:

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Trans-Siberian Hospital

I haven't been exploring for a while, but that will change very soon. I passed this gem, while driving through the mountains a few weeks back. Didn't have much time, so it's strictly exteriors for now.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Abandoned Barn

Photo taken on August 22nd, 2010.

Abandoned Barn

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Mortuary Affairs

EXPLORED! December 19th, 2010.

History Lesson

The city's first and only public hospital, [this place] closed in May 2001 after serving the residents for nearly two hundred years. Consisting of a number of clinics such as Women's Services, Detoxification Center, and Southeast Sexually Transmitted Diseases Clinic.

The [hospital], the first public hospital established in 1806, was moved to this site in 1846. By then it was called the [city] Asylum and housed the city's indigent patients. It also served as a work house for people convicted of minor crimes. Later, a smallpox hospital, quarantine station, disinfection plant, and crematory were also located in this area. With the construction of a new building, the health-care facility became the [this place] Hospital in 1922, and was renamed [this place] in 1953. The controversial closing of the public hospital in 2001 ended the inpatient services and the city's indigent health care system was transferred mostly to the Greater [this place] Hospital. The [city] Jail is located to the south of this historic health-care complex.

Present Day

This is one of the sexiest morgues (probably poor choice of words) I've ever been in. It is located at my (hands down) favorite place to explore in my immediate area. They have started demolition on portions of this complex, so I wanted to ensure I finished photographing it, before it was too late. The pediatric center is already gone, which I'm definitely not a fan of. At this point the hospital is sealed up tight, but they do have the underground tunnels that are readily available.

Sections of this hospital closed in 1985 (admin), 1997 (psychiatric), 2000 (pediatrics) and 2001 for the autopsy/morgue. This is still a very active facility (STD Clinic and Drug Treatment Clinic) that is populated with some interesting characters, and also has an active medium security jail on the grounds. #Good times.

The entire set can be seen here

Morgue Tunnel

Another Morgue Tunnel Shot

Body Trays

Gurney hallway b and w

Wild Child

Blood samples

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Milk Drinkers Make Better Lovers...

EXPLORED! August 1st, 2010

After a failed attempt to check out a hospital in the area, I started taking random interstate exits in rural Virginia. Needless to say, I found an abandoned farm. My visit was cut short by hunters in the area, but overall it was a pretty cool location, with some questionable finds. Something obviously happened in this area, but I'm no CSI operative. [shrugs]


Does the body good... and hers too.

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