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UER Forum > US: South > Guess who was off work today? (Pic Heavy like 37 pics, Sorry) (Viewed 1102 times)
NeuroticMatt 


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Guess who was off work today? (Pic Heavy like 37 pics, Sorry)
< on 11/24/2016 12:25 AM >
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So, I was off work today, and I was going to stay home and take care of some honey do's around the house. But upon waking up my wife said, "Are your camera batteries charged up?"

I took that as permission to let the work around the house sit another day or so.

I had a couple of spots that have been in my head so those were my targets. The first one was a hospital that had recently closed, like last month closed. When I pulled up I could see lights still on, and three cars int he parking lot. To make a long story a little less long, I walked around checking all the doors. They were all locked tight. Came across a gentleman sitting in a break area out back. Chatted him up a bit, got him to laugh at a couple of jokes. Thought I might be in his good graces. Denied. No entrance for me today.

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Hospital by Road Extx, on Flickr

OK. Thats ok, this is why I always have a back up! On down the road we go!

The next location is a former chemical processing plant. Built in 1928, it started to decline in the 1950s due to cheaper raw material prices elsewhere.It operated with a skeleton crew into the 1990s. Much of the site has been dismantled. A few buildings remain, along with the smokestacks.

Upon my arrival through a couple of gates carelessly left open, seriously, all kinds of undesirables could drive right in! I headed towards the stacks that I had previously seen from a distance. Dangit. There were people there. Heck with it, I pulled up like I owned the place and started snapping away. I did not want to dally around too long though. I ducked into the closest building and ran through it taking pictures. Oh man, I want to go back when I can have the place to myself!

2. In the distance!
Towers Looming by Road Extx, on Flickr

3. Up closer. In the long building to the left there were some people working. It looks almost like that could have been a smelting room at one time, its size and shape resembles some that I have been in at least.
The Twin Towers Closer by Road Extx, on Flickr

4. The nearest building that was accessible.
Exterior by Road Extx, on Flickr

The next few shots are from the inside of the building. I was hauling butt though there before anyone could question my presence. This was one of my favorite buildings ever!

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Lab by Road Extx, on Flickr

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Lab by Road Extx, on Flickr

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Lab by Road Extx, on Flickr

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Inside by Road Extx, on Flickr

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Lab by Road Extx, on Flickr

10.
Office by Road Extx, on Flickr

11.
Office by Road Extx, on Flickr

12.
Lab by Road Extx, on Flickr

13.
Hallway by Road Extx, on Flickr

14. This one is just to show the other buildings. The one that I went in is behind the ones you see here. I for sure want to go back and check out the one that looks like a house.

The Twin Towers by Road Extx, on Flickr

OK, so next I just started to drive around. Found this neat little bar.
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Bar by Road Extx, on Flickr

16. Inside through a broken door pane.
Bar by Road Extx, on Flickr

17. Ditto.
Bar by Road Extx, on Flickr

18. A random building with trash all over the front.
Junk by Road Extx, on Flickr

19. Lots of stuff inside, I wonder if I can get in through the back...inadvisable.
Back by Road Extx, on Flickr

20. An old gas station/restaurant that I really wish I could have gotten inside of. Doors and windows were all in tact.
Old Gast Station by Road Extx, on Flickr

The next few were my surprise for the day. An old Hotel, Movie Theater, and Pizza Place in one place. The Theater was locked up. The hotel was unlocked. It has been closed for a couple of years, and is reportedly one of the most haunted hotels around. Meh. There was music coming from upstairs and I could hear someone shuffling around, so I only took a few shots of the lobby.

21. This is the outside of the movie theater.
Theatre Front by Road Extx, on Flickr

22. Through the window
Space Invaders by Road Extx, on Flickr

23. Ditto the other window.
Movie Theatre by Road Extx, on Flickr

24. This little house was another eatery at one time. The theatre takes up the space with no windows to the left of the little house, the pizza place takes up the green section on the right, hotel rooms above. Names have been changed to protect the innocent.
Building Side by Road Extx, on Flickr

25. Around the back was the front of the pizza place.
Pizza by Road Extx, on Flickr

26. Dining room
Downstairs Dining by Road Extx, on Flickr

27. Games
Pizza by Road Extx, on Flickr

28. Upstairs dining room.
Upstairs Dining by Road Extx, on Flickr

29. Jukebox
Jukebox by Road Extx, on Flickr

30. Part of the kitchen, I loved that stove.
Kitchen by Road Extx, on Flickr

31. Hotel entrance.
Hotel Front by Road Extx, on Flickr

32. Hotel Lobby
Lobby by Road Extx, on Flickr

33. Flock of Chairs
Flock of Chairs by Road Extx, on Flickr

34. Like the old radios, did not like the three security cameras. lol
Security by Road Extx, on Flickr

And three randoms from a warehouse down the street.
35. Warehouse by Road Extx, on Flickr

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Warehouse Office by Road Extx, on Flickr

37.
Warehouse Electrical Box by Road Extx, on Flickr

Thanks for checking this out. Sorry it was so long!!!! This is what 220 miles of driving gets me. lol


Happy Thanksgiving!






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Re: Guess who was off work today? (Pic Heavy like 37 pics, Sorry)
< Reply # 1 on 11/24/2016 1:27 AM >
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You had an AWESOME Day! Love the old Hotel Lobby! The pics of the kitchen and chairs with cobwebs are Cool!! Hope you can get back in there for some shots of the rooms and baths. Great pics of the Old Sulfur Plant. I CANT believe ALL the bottles are gone! The building you went in was a testing lab. Here is a link to my pics when it still had most of its equipment : http://www.uer.ca/...urrpage=1&pp#post0 Enjoy!

AND, Never apologize for a lot of great photos of different locations. Liked your explore very much!



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NeuroticMatt 


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Re: Guess who was off work today? (Pic Heavy like 37 pics, Sorry)
< Reply # 2 on 11/24/2016 3:00 AM >
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Your photos from the sulfur plant are awesome! I would have loved to see those bottles in person!

I look forward to going back and seeing more of some of those other buildings. Sounds like the people there might be a little more accommodating than the fellow at the hospital. LoL




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