30 Apr 2013

Thanks for the Memories

There’s many levels of enjoyment in what we do. The satisfaction of getting the right shot, one that captures the sense of place, is probably foremost. There is also the exhilaration of finding a new site and simply being there; many of these places feel like a different planet, though they’re rarely more than an hour away. What is rarer, however, is finding a palpable sense of history. Sure, most places we visit are old, but in many cases signs of the people who lived or worked there have been wiped away by decay and/or vandalism. So imagine our delight when BentBottle and I found this school’s attic:

 

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It had been used as the de facto living yearbook of the school for upwards of eighty years. Kids had been going in here and signing their name and class year with the implicit consent of the school, which could’ve painted over this any time they wanted.

 

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The oldest one we found was ’23, the picture of which sadly did not come out well. This was a great “easter egg” find in a building that had quite a lot to offer as is. Pictures of the lower floors to come…

Comments

  • Sometimes Interesting
    May 3, 2013 Reply

    Wow. I could spend hours in that room.

    It really is too bad this stuff can’t be preserved somehow, although you guys are doing a great job by taking pictures. That’s a lot of great local history there.

    • tabularasa88
      May 3, 2013 Reply

      We would’ve, but IP was waiting for us outside. Soo much neat stuff (scores of cold-war era drums of rations and survival gear, for example), but it’s almost pitch black. Need to bring more than flashlights next time.

      • idiotphotographer
        May 4, 2013 Reply

        Sure, blame it on me. Wait. What are we blaming on me? Honestly if you guys would have been much longer I would have gone back in. I just needed some outdoors time.

        Here it to hoping we can get back in.

  • Cupcake
    September 16, 2013 Reply

    Did you see what else was in the attic….you couldn’t of missed it.

  • Cupcake
    September 16, 2013 Reply

    You may contact me if you want…

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