26 Apr 2015

Residential home in a forest outside Gary.

 

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24 Apr 2015

Rural gothic,

Nature triumphant,

Memento mori,

or, none of the above.

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The author eponymous

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21 Apr 2015

Regular readers may have noticed many schools, churches and auditoriums almost always have a mouldering piano decomposing somewhere. So it was a slight change of pace to see an electric organ instead. It had gotten the customary vandal going-over, and its guts spilled circuit boards instead of piano wire. It felt like entering the 21st century, but for urbex.

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A Hammond East of Hammond.

 

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11 Apr 2015
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Main Entrance

Somewhat neglected (by our group of photographers, at least), this old depot lacks the character or sheer size of some other notable urbex sites in Gary. However, I realized recently I hadn’t visited here since I came by my wide-angle lens, so I figured it’s worth at least a stop. The results may not be photographic gold, but it’s better than the batch I took some years back.
The station had fallen apart further in the intervening years, something to be expected but no less surprising considering the advanced state of decay it was in on our first visits. It’s little more than a concrete shell littered with slabs of fallen plaster. Sadly, other than the exterior, which boasts the name of the town over the main entrance as well as a faded “parking for cabs only” stencil, there’s little to suggest the original use of this building. We set to shoot what we could, however, and with such a less-than-ringing endorsement, here are my results.

 

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The Hall

 

 

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A View From the Stairs

 

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08 Apr 2015

 Rolling waves of boxes and books roll and break across the bare floors of a former grade school library.

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07 Apr 2015
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Books n’ Books

The Idiot Photographer and I both shot this room; she’s posted her take on it in the preceding post, now here’s my version.

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28 Feb 2015

Sometimes we come across scenes which appear to be a clamorous fall taking place before our eyes, and yet are mute and still. The ice here only serves to heighten the sense that the entirety is merely frozen, and will crash when we leave the room.

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Standoff

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17 Dec 2014

From within a building in our old haunt of Gary, Indiana.

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25 Nov 2014

From a little school in Gary, Indiana.

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18 Nov 2014

Oooh…what’s inside? What is it? Is it urban decay? Aw, man… it’s always urban decay. I was hoping for kittens. This is nice too, though.

I guess.

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