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UER Forum > Archived US: Mid-Atlantic > Richmond, Virginia (Viewed 4028 times)
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Richmond, Virginia
< on 7/17/2005 9:49 PM >
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I've been searching for a while for any intresting places to go in Richmond, but to no prevail... All I've found are look alike empty abandoned houses and nothing truly worth while revisting. I mean, by empty I mean empty completely without even as much as to spark curiosity as to what stories the walls could tell if they could talk. Does anyone know of any places to go or people to go places with? Please let me know, contact me on AIM if you'd like. My screen name is Dist0rtedDre4ms

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 1 on 7/17/2005 11:13 PM >
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There is nothing to explore in Richmond, Virginia.

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 2 on 7/18/2005 2:47 AM >
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Exactly why I am not going to Richmond, VA

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 3 on 7/18/2005 3:14 AM >
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You have to be kidding me. What capital city doesnt have something there? I've found two drains that I'm going to explore in a few weeks and am considering a few warehouses downtown, both of which were mentioned by someone I just met an hour ago.

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 4 on 7/18/2005 4:19 AM >
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Great, now someone else knows about the drains.

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 5 on 7/18/2005 11:37 AM >
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L.S./M.F.T.



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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 6 on 7/18/2005 2:23 PM >
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Glad to know this is such a fucking welcoming site.

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 7 on 7/18/2005 2:24 PM >
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Posted by distorteddreams
Glad to know this is such a fucking welcoming site.


Angry much?

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 8 on 7/18/2005 3:07 PM >
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Seriously though...that entire town is abandoned. I've been in 4 or 5 places. And I've driven by about a hundred. Access is mixed, some have the entrances totally bricked or boarded up, other places you can walk right in.

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 9 on 7/18/2005 3:11 PM >
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Posted by ednothing
Seriously though...that entire town is abandoned. I've been in 4 or 5 places. And I've driven by about a hundred. Access is mixed, some have the entrances totally bricked or boarded up, other places you can walk right in.


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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 10 on 7/18/2005 3:12 PM >
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*re-reads your signature*



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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 11 on 7/19/2005 2:33 AM >
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Posted by distorteddreams
Glad to know this is such a fucking welcoming site.


We're not all assholes here. Just all of us here in Virginia.



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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 12 on 7/19/2005 3:48 PM >
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I'm thinking about checking out Belle Isle, I've heard its got a few places, as trite and newb like as they are, they still might have something cool about them. Most places are over-done for a reason; I'd guess they are because its easy to get to, but still. Anyone gone and seen anything decent?

Theres a power plant there, seems like it could be fairly intresting, but, again, trite.
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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 13 on 7/19/2005 4:40 PM >
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Check downtown by the river, you used to be able to walk the pipelines and get into the older buildings... Bell island area...

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 14 on 7/19/2005 4:44 PM >
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There is the old colapsed train tunnel if you go to the east end where governement road starts by the hills there is a gas station store on the left then you cross the railroad tracks. you have to walk the rail road tracks a ways and you will find the plack of the the dead. the train is supposed to still be there. The road was a continued problem coming down off the hill .. it would always sink... It has been many years since I have been there...

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 15 on 7/25/2005 2:45 AM >
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For anyone who's interested, I went to Belle Isle today and found the building. There was an absurd amount of graffiti there, an obnoxious amount of large (and I mean like pinky finger sized) wasps in one area, and a few hard to reach areas that I couldnt get to without atleast another person, if not a rope. It was quite obvious this place has been visited many times, but like most places with heavy traffic, there was a fairly good reason for it.

To get to the plant, you have to take the trail past the iron mill brick ruins (pretty cool, but tiny) until you get to a bridge with a path leading off. Follow the path for a very short ways and you reach the location. First thing you'll see is building where only the first floor is easily accessable where you can see where, at one time, electrical equipment was housed (check out the ceramic insulating pipe on the walls) but its now covered in the worlds crappiest graffiti. On the opposite side of the building, the side you did not approach, is where the stairwell used to be and a few windows in which one can see maybe a desk or something and, well, more graffiti but slightly better quality perhaps. Another building, the main part I believe, has become just a huge room with 3 large concave metal peices on one wall, one with the middle's cover missing and is easy to slip into. Inside of that is a really serene room with a gaping 10 foot concrete hole surrounded by water. Underneath is the water outlet, probably not much to see there after years of floods since the site was abandoned in '63, but I didn't check since i had no rope and there were pointy branches and rusty metal rods poking out of the darkness. The roof of this main building looked like the most intresting part but is blocked off by a baricade (though people have bent the wire in it off so you could climb it).

Another way to get to the top (I think) seems to be a long, narrow (about 1.5 foot wide) concrete ridge that comes to the building where particle collectors used to sit perhaps. If you'd rather not climb the baricade and risk a 12 foot fall, you can get to this narrow ridge by going past a large, half buried, metal pipe following the path under a wall through a short pipe and following the path for a bit (my memory is a bit fuzzy here for perfect details but you won't need them its obvious) until you get to a main park trail. All you must do is turn left and follow that trail for a little bit until you find a concrete wall with gaurd rails, go to the corner of it, and hop the rail onto the concrete ridge and walk back about the same distance. I'm not sure if this is practicle or not since trees might be grown up around it and onto it, but it did look like it came back into the plant.

All in all, it was pretty damn cool and I recommend everyone go check it out, it'll only take an hour. Go in the morning, no stupid drunk teens with crappy graffiti will be there. Bring a rope, bring your camera, bring a friend and have fun. And please, please, please don't add any more bad graffiti.


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This is the view from the bridge I mention, showing the second building you will come to.

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Here is the first building, very small. Theres a really intresting hallway on the opposite side of this however.

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Horrible shot... But this is the second building, the main room. On the wall not shown are the three concave metal peices, in which there is a very intresting room... No way to take a picture of it to describe what I mean.

The other pictures didn't come out well enough to be of any use to anyone, but rest assured this is an intresting trip.

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 16 on 8/10/2005 11:54 PM >
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I checked out the long 1.5 foot wide wall you mentioned, distorted dreams. It leads up to the building, but climbing up from there would be immensely difficult and you'd be risking a long fall.

Going back saturday to check out the big hole in the "serene" room. We're gonna tie a rope around a small friend and toss them in.

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 17 on 8/11/2005 4:15 AM >
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shokoe bottom (spelling?) has a rep for having an abundance of abandoned warehouses.. I haven't had THAT much time to take a look around, though

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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 18 on 8/19/2005 3:41 PM >
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Most of the abandoned warehouses have cameras, I've seen, and police patrols are everywhere. I'm fine with trespassing, but I don't feel like dealing with the reprecussions of breaking in entry.


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Re: Richmond, Virginia
<Reply # 19 on 12/17/2005 9:27 PM >
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On my way to work this morning I noticed smoke coming from the Lucky Strike chimney:






...and later I enjoyed the cold and silence of this empty room in an empty house...










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