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Infiltration Forums > US: Southeast > ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )(Viewed 830 times)
YotaMan20 location:
Washington
 
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** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
< on 1/15/2018 9:02 PM >
Posted on Forum: UER ForumQuote
I returned to this location with another UER member (who can chose to name themselves here if they wish) and two other friends to explore this large place.

This location was put on by a "famous" YouTube channel and has since become "hot."

Not long after we arrived, I caught sight of a light coming from inside the main building but didn't think much of it.

Later on, on the roof, a large group of people appeared which prompted our group to go downstairs. I separated from my group briefly to talk to the strangers and get a feel for who they were and see if maybe by some small chance they were from UER. I noticed that there were easily 7 people in their group and were not afraid of being destructive.

After a very brief chat with about 5 of them and finding that they found the place based on the YouTube video and otherwise had no experience with urban exploration, I left to find my group again.

The other UER member I was with wanted some exterior shots before we left (as we had a feeling things weren't going to end very well if we stayed.) The seemingly dozens of people that were still inside of the building were flashing their lights directly out of windows and many times directly in to our eyes or towards the road which quite frankly pissed us off.

I saw a car on the road slowing down which told me that somebody was fixin to park right up front, or there was a police presence. A moment later, somebody walked in that direction and I saw what looked like a police search light. Needless to say, we didn't even bother packing up our shit before we quickly took our leave.

All of this to say that this place is well known and ARRESTS HAVE BEEN MADE at this location for trespassing and vandalism. This location is well known and right along the road in a high traffic area. I don't want more people to know of the location which is why these images are in this PRIVATE thread.

I'm not sure if I will return here or not but I hope you all enjoy these photos which are a mix of my first and second visit as well as scans of photos found at the site.

I kindly ask that the mods keep these two threads separate. Thanks in advance. Here's a link to the public thread with different pics and info on the location... http://www.uer.ca/...urrpage=1&pp#post7

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RescueMe1060 location:
San Francisco
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 1 on 1/15/2018 9:09 PM >
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those scans add a nice touch to the thread and compliment your photos very well.

So was it the police that came or maybe private security?



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blackhawk
Not an expert.
 
location:
Standing on the shoulders of giants
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 2 on 1/15/2018 9:21 PM >
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Very nice
The pro shot scanned images add depth.
These "trainers" were dangerous amateurs; witness #8 of the older lady doing one of the most worthless and dangerous machine exercises there is, leg extensions.



Just when I thought I was out... they pulled me back in.
YotaMan20 location:
Washington
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 3 on 1/15/2018 9:31 PM >
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Posted by RescueMe1060
those scans add a nice touch to the thread and compliment your photos very well.

So was it the police that came or maybe private security?


Many thanks.
It was in fact the police. The cops blocked their cars in.



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YotaMan20 location:
Washington
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 4 on 1/15/2018 9:33 PM >
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Posted by blackhawk
Very nice
The pro shot scanned images add depth.
These "trainers" were dangerous amateurs; witness #8 of the older lady doing one of the most worthless and dangerous machine exercises there is, leg extensions.


Thanks blackhawk!
Yeah, I'm surprised they'd have trainers at all tbh. I'd think pro tennis players would bring along their own "trainer."



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thingamabob location:
Flurdah
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 5 on 1/15/2018 11:59 PM >
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Posted by YotaMan20

The seemingly dozens of people that were still inside of the building were flashing their lights directly out of windows and many times directly in to our eyes or towards the road



#thisiswhywecanthavenicethings


But seriously awesome photos, I'm very sad that I had to miss this one. I'm starting to think that I have the worst luck with cars ='(



But if you are going artsy, then you're going all the way. Someone's cutting off an ear!
Fleeting location:
Toronto
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 6 on 1/16/2018 5:28 AM >
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Woah! Thanks for posting more! Was the YouTube video about this location posted fairly recently? Because this location does not look as trashed as some fairly pristine locations can get in less than 7 years.

Either way, if you were to go back, sooner rather than later seems like the best option. Waiting any longer could mean heightened security and/or more trashing.

Great pics, thanks again for posting!



One day I got a good camera.
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YotaMan20 location:
Washington
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 7 on 1/16/2018 3:40 PM >
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Posted by Fleeting
Was the YouTube video about this location posted fairly recently?


Yeah, it was posted recently enough but I guess it's not the only video. I think it would have vandalism if it were easier to get to aside from parking right out front.



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kidchaos23 location:
Tampa Bay Area, FL
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 8 on 1/20/2018 3:56 AM >
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It me. I'm the other.

I'll post my pics when I stop working back to back doubles.

But honestly they're nowhere near as good as Yota's.



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The Digital Cow location:
Maybe Birmingham, Alabama
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 9 on 1/23/2018 2:58 AM >
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Awesome thread! Nice photos overall, and #4 has a cool feel to it. The scans add so much, and are awesome. It looks like a really cool place minus all the activity.



Skye_Ann location:
Kitchener, Ontario
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 10 on 1/23/2018 6:46 AM >
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Youtube "Explorers" have basically become a cancer within our hobby. So many of them just do it for the views and the attention... Truely disgusting. This place looks awesome, what a shame it's being ruined!



https://www.flickr.com/photos/skye_ann/
YotaMan20 location:
Washington
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 11 on 1/23/2018 8:13 PM >
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Thanks Digital Cow!


Posted by Skye_Ann
Youtube "Explorers" have basically become a cancer within our hobby. So many of them just do it for the views and the attention... Truely disgusting. This place looks awesome, what a shame it's being ruined!


I could not agree more. I'm glad I got in before too many vandals.



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1footinthegrave location:
Atlanta, GA USA
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 12 on 1/29/2018 12:13 PM >
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Posted by blackhawk
Very nice
The pro shot scanned images add depth.
These "trainers" were dangerous amateurs; witness #8 of the older lady doing one of the most worthless and dangerous machine exercises there is, leg extensions.


OLDER lady? *gasp* *Ack* dude! She's not that old. Funny how people seem to look younger and younger as I get older and older HA! Anyway, good to see ya again BH.



1footinthegrave location:
Atlanta, GA USA
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 13 on 1/29/2018 12:18 PM >
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Posted by YotaMan20
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I feel like someone transported me to 1992....


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omg look at that hair........this is where the ozone layer went. Up in a could of White Rain hairspray circa 1990

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this picture just makes me want to see a Humphrey Bogart film


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what a gorgeous piece of real estate. I hope they clean it up - wait....no....I don't want it cleaned up. I just want the vandals to leave it ALONE and let us watch nature reclaim it.




Great pictures - I agree with the other comments that the scans are really cool to add a dimension of perspective and history. It was like I was back in high school / college again. The late 80s, early 90s - I still have a visceral reaction when I see Laura Ashley prints or smell Crabtree & Evelyn





YotaMan20 location:
Washington
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 14 on 2/1/2018 11:31 PM >
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1footinthegrave your comments on these made me laugh, thank you.



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thingamabob location:
Flurdah
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 15 on 2/8/2018 7:21 AM >
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Here are what few photos I have from the girls night visit I made with Kid.


I don't have many as this was another explore of many firsts for me;
First time night splore.
First time really messing around with the camera settings.
Many squirrels.
Much grain.


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But if you are going artsy, then you're going all the way. Someone's cutting off an ear!
YotaMan20 location:
Washington
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 16 on 11/21/2018 11:09 AM >
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Now that The Colony Beach and Tennis Resort is no longer around, I thought it appropriate to make this thread public and add some more photos. It was such an amazing explore each time I went and I always left wanting more.

Here's to the Colony!

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Alpine7840   |  | 
Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 17 on 11/21/2018 3:26 PM >
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It is such a shame,I remember passing by there when I was a kid and would visit my Aunt. Didn't know it was condemned......Looked better when I saw it last.



blackhawk
Not an expert.
 
location:
Standing on the shoulders of giants
 
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Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 18 on 11/21/2018 3:57 PM >
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What killed it?



Just when I thought I was out... they pulled me back in.
Alpine7840   |  | 
Re: ** CONDEMNED ** Tropical Paradise - Photo Heavy ( Private Thread )
<Reply # 19 on 11/21/2018 5:09 PM >
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Posted by blackhawk
What killed it?



https://www.abando...and-tennis-resort/





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