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 http://www.flickr.com/photos/missinlinx/sets/72157625410063863/

Morgue Tunnel

Another Morgue Tunnel Shot

Body Trays

Gurney hallway b and w

Wild Child

Blood samples

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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.

Don't Cross Me

Twin Sized Suite

Built Ford Tough

Redneck Wall Art

Abandoned Detention Center

EXPLORED! July 17th, 2010

I had a really hard time getting around this place with the amount of ticks, spiders, and thorn brush all over; so I'm going back in the winter time. Here is a sneak preview though.

Presidential Suite

Sense of Direction

Drug Of Choice

Above The Rim

Honor Roll

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Abandoned Silk Mill

EXPLORED! May 30th, 2010

History Lesson

The silk mill in [this place], was in operation from 1907-1957. Construction of the Klotz Throwing Mill Company began in 1905. Initially, silk was imported from Japan and China and the factory produced silk thread and, during World War II, rayon. In the 1920s the payroll included over 300 people, but in later years fewer than 200 worked there, and by the 1950s antiquated machines in a small mill made competition with larger facilities difficult. In 1957 the mill closed. An employee in the 1940s, stated “it (the mill) kept the bread and butter on a lot of people’s tables because of the coal mine strikes and other problems, and it really helped the economy.”

Present Day

This place still stands as it did when it closed it's doors. It was literally a time warp into 1957, as this silk mill closed its doors forever that year, and has been relatively untouched since then. The calendars and safety posters still hung on the walls, and lockers were filled with workers personal belongings from that era. Pretty dope!

The entire set can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/missinlinx/sets/72157624188565786/

Freeze Tag


Tattered Kicks

Shifting Gears

Silky Smooth

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Abandoned Detention Center

Explored! April 2nd, 2010.

This is one of my favorite locations. I wanted to wait for some crystal clear skies and a little bit warmer weather before my return. So when that day came I broke my Sunday exploring rule and went on a Friday. Still a great time, although a lot of foot traffic and maintenance workers around.

The rest of the set can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/missinlinx/sets/72157623053529009/

Smoke Stack

Avid Reader

Wilson Hall

Early 90's

Student Attire
Student Attire

G.E.D. H.O.F.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Abandoned Hospital Center

This place is pretty empty inside, but has an amazing campus. So I definitely wanted to share some of the exteriors I took.

Stormy Days



Courtyard Suites

Weeping Blossom

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Abandoned Hospital on the Hill

Explored! March 21st, 2010.

This place is a classic in my home state. It's made of beautiful stone work and has a very striking architechure. It was the first state funded tuberculosis sanatorium, and later became a state hospital and in 1965 became a reform school for boys. It's located on an active campus in the middle of nowhere. Very cool place overall and well worth the trip!

The entire set can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/missinlinx/sets/72157623626097202/

Higher Learning

Sexy Exterior

Stone Age

Lightly Decayed

Field Of Dreams

Day Room

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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Power To The People!

Explored! March 14th, 2010.

I was in the area, so I checked out an abandoned coal-based power facility. It was pretty tough to shoot do to the heavy rain, lack of lighting, and my overall lack of experience shooting an industrial location, but all in all I had a good time here and wrapped things up rather quickly. I'm assuming the closure was sometime in the late 80's.

The rest of the set can be seen here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/missinlinx/sets/72157623504839629/

Zapp and Roger

Leeds & Northrup


No Sphere

Public Power

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Best of Abandonment... 1st Quater 2010

I just wanted to share my favorites from the early part of 2010.


Bottoms Up Sunshine

Ball Pit Hallway Shot

Downward Spiral

Full Court Composition

Double Doors

Thanks for looking!
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