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UER Forum > US: South > Hot Wells Spa & Bath House (Viewed 1915 times)
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Hot Wells Spa & Bath House
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My first post here, suggestions on formatting are definitely welcome.

A couple of friends and I were in the area and decided to stop by Hot Wells, an old resort and spa in central Texas. In it's prime, it had wealthy guests and even at one point ostrich races!

We had scouted out the area a few days prior to exploring. The Bath House had been bought by the city a few years ago, and is apparently going to be renovated for a few million dollars. The site still just sits there, however when we came back to explore it after our scout, a construction vehicle was there. The renovation may be sooner than expected. We suspect there is only so much time left here.

I'm uploaded raw, unedited photos. What could I do to make photos look better? I think some of them could use darkening, some photos are very bright, but I'm unsure of where to start.

In the first Gallery, you can see pictures from the night we scouted.


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Unfortunately about half way through our project we heard voices, and I ran into someone who had their phone out. They were probably taking pictures, but it still spooked us, since this explore was on a rather shady side of town.

Was a great experience!




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Welcome to UER
Cool site... you got the right idea, we like pics and a story.

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Wowza, what a find. I live in Texas and had never even heard of Hot Wells. Very cool site and nice pix.




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Welcome to UER


Thank you, glad to be here



To show a full size image change "pic" to "inp" on the image code:



Is this the preferred way to post? The gallery seemed like the logical way to post a lot of pictures, but I definitely see the value in posting full sized pictures.

Thanks!




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Wowza, what a find. I live in Texas and had never even heard of Hot Wells. Very cool site and nice pix.



It was super neat. I'm glad I got the chance to check it out!

Thanks for the comment!




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Is this the preferred way to post? The gallery seemed like the logical way to post a lot of pictures, but I definitely see the value in posting full sized pictures.

Thanks!


Posting a bandwidth hungry thread with "lots" of pics isn't a good idea.
Try to post only keepers or images that are of interest.

One keeper is worth more than a thousand throw aways




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old injuries make me want to soak in those healing waters...




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old injuries make me want to soak in those healing waters...


You may be able to soon!
...depending on what the city does with it




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old injuries make me want to soak in those healing waters...


Big Bend National Park has some... people "chill" in them.




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Big Bend National Park has some... people "chill" in them.


been there and done that a couple times amigo, its actually very soothing and warm got some magnesium in it or something but doesn't smell bad just don't cross over that river or you run into El Federale Escondido

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been there and done that a couple times amigo, its actually very soothing and warm got some magnesium in it or something but doesn't smell bad just don't cross over that river or you run into El Federale Escondido

http://www.uer.ca/...l.asp?picid=268997


Yeah when I was there the mighty Rio Grand was about 12 feet wide and knee deep. It's easy to cross over, but coming back can become an issue.
You see the Mexican hombre that sells wire animals? He leaves out glass money jars and his ware.
Saw the Mariscal mercury ruins while there too.
That was one of the most eerie places I've ever been.




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Welcome To UER and Thanks for posting on this place. I have seen pics of it before, but your shots are more in-depth and i really appreciated seeing them. Bet it was quite the busy place in its hey-day. Id like a HOT soak myself




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just don't cross over that river or you run into El Federale Escondido

http://www.uer.ca/...l.asp?picid=268997


That's actually really scary. I have a million fears while 'splorin, and one of them is getting murked or held hostage by people in the area.




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Welcome To UER and Thanks for posting on this place. I have seen pics of it before, but your shots are more in-depth and i really appreciated seeing them. Bet it was quite the busy place in its hey-day. Id like a HOT soak myself


Hey thanks! I"m glad you liked the pictures. Got my camera from a pawnshop specifically to take pictures of our explorations. Good to know it was a decent purchase. Or at least, a decent start.




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Doesn't look like there is too much to fix up. Great pictures




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