28 Feb 2014

In keeping in the spirit of the theme Tabula Rasa and I have inadvertently been on I give you this, a place of transitions between elevations.

elevator shaft final

Read More

28 Feb 2014

Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

- Albert Einstein -
27 Feb 2014

 

Keeping with the theme of late, and matching the Idiot Photographer blow for blow, I present to you: more stairs.

 

StairwellHorizont.wp

Wraparound.

 

Read More

26 Feb 2014
26 Feb 2014

Selfhosted Audio File

Praesent augue arcu, ornare ut tincidunt eu, mattis a libero. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. In elit purus, ullamcorper vel luctus vitae, venenatis eu odio. Vivamus tincidunt, urna quis consectetur venenatis, quam urna tincidunt mi, quis convallis enim dolor sed elit.

Praesent augue arcu, ornare ut tincidunt eu, mattis a libero. Pellentesque habitant morbi tristique senectus et netus et malesuada fames ac turpis egestas. In elit purus, ullamcorper vel luctus vitae, venenatis eu odio. Vivamus tincidunt, urna quis consectetur venenatis, quam urna tincidunt mi, quis convallis enim dolor sed elit.

Read More

25 Feb 2014

A topic not often broached among urbexers, unless in bragging of its disregard, is danger. Now, I’m not trying to present us as brave adventurers รก la Indiana Jones, but we do face risks. Nothing exemplifies these risks better than stairs. We do try to be careful; some flights we will only take one person at a time, others are felt out a step at a time with a tripod. These little cautions are really rudimentary; one can only hope that one doesn’t follow in the footsteps of Richard Nickel, the godfather of modern urban explorers, who died when a portion of the building he was photographing collapsed onto him. So it is that we each choose one of the three paths when confronting our risks: fate, faith, or fatalism. None are particularly efficacious at warding off imminent catastrophic structural failure, but are the crutches we use to be able to climb those stairs nevertheless. Ultimately, the only practical advice to be given on the subject of climbing that last flight of stairs is: don’t look down.

OfficeStairsHDR.wp

Packard Offices

Read More

24 Feb 2014

One of the great parts of winter exploring is not knowing what is under all that snow.

collapsed smlr

Read More

23 Feb 2014
22 Feb 2014

A bonus, of sorts: a short documentary on the plant’s lone occupant.

Read More

22 Feb 2014

The tallest point in the Packard automotive plant is the water tower, visible for miles around. We were told by “security” that the new owners of the property intend on preserving it, an engineering goal sure to be made more difficult since the all four of the tower’s legs have been severed by scrappers. Indeed, the weight of the whole tower rests on the concrete floor of the second story. Here it stands framed by debris, seen from the roof of a building on the north end of the complex.

TowerFramed.wp

Peek-a-boo.

 

Read More