Tuesday, August 2, 2011

URBEX: Abandoned Apartment Building

Julie and I call these the "bee apartments." In fact, it was the location of one of the chapters of our book, "Abandoned Places: Abandoned Memories (Desert Edition)" On our recent road trip, we stopped by it again. The last time we went there, it was wintertime. Summer brought the green to life and the building to be even more aged. A neighbor told us this apartment building in the old mining town was abandoned for 15 years. The desert is rough on these buildings. In fact, under the porch, there was a honeybee hive about 6-8 feet wide!






11 comments:

  1. I always love seeing these posts cause I love the pictures. Just thinking what was going on at these locations,or who was staying there. Most abandoned building here I would love to explore but most have squatters and crack heads in them so it would be like a bad horror movie if I went inside. There is one famous abandoned place that use to house people with TB. It is locked off but you can see it from the FDR drive in NY and at night it looks spooky as hell. I actually found footage of someone filming and talking about it http://youtu.be/YjVDKocsKsA I guess you can get pretty close I have to see when they let people get close.

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  2. Yeah, I have a bunch more URBEX posts coming up during the next few days. We get so much content when we drive east of here. The mining towns are the Detroit equivalent, except they're not big city, but small town. They're just so beautiful. I love crumbling buildings and especially when objects are still inside of them as if someone split and ran fast.

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  3. i LOVE these pix & stories about old abandoned places!

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  4. Hey Libby-Girl!
    Glad you like them. Julie and I have a blog for our upcoming book "Kickin' Up Dust (Getting Lost to Find Ourselves)" at kickingupdustbook on blogspot. You should check it out. I have these URBEX posts coming up for the next few days. Lots of photo contents on the latest road trip. Hope all is well with you, sweetie!

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  5. The desert really sucks the moisture out of everything. that wood looks 100 years old.

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  6. Seriously. If you notice, however, I manage to stay nice and juicy. (rim shot)

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  7. Me too, Autumn, love all the stories and pics to go along with them. You look great!!

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  8. HM;
    Glad you're enjoying it. Lots more to come and more on our kickin up dust site (kickinupdustbook at blogspot). Thanks for the compliment. I have another 30 pounds to go, but I'm determined.

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  9. yeah it is crazy trying to imagine what events have gone down in this abandon building before and after being abandon. love the pictures!

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  10. Even though I may not comment here, I still read your Posts that interest me. This is one of them. It's just one place that looks to me like a great area to "snoop around" in. No abandoned apartments around here that I know of. Your Image of you looks good to me. Why you need to loose 30 lbs. more is beyond me!

    Places like you've shown are a bit on the dangerous side, I would think. Must be careful on what your stepping on or what's in there. You never know what you'll run into. I would advise to be careful, which I'm sure that you already know.

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  11. Oh, I have my pepper spray in hand and I don't let Julie go anywhere I haven't tested first. I've been climbing around abandoned places my whole life, so I'm pretty savvy. I also always honor "no trespassing" signs. That huge bee honeycomb was actually saving our bacon. If we had been able to go in there, we would have surely fallen through floorboards. So, we got some pretty pics from a distance. Oh, and thanks Les, but I'm a tall gal and I may be all arms and legs, but the mid section could certainly use some whittling, dear. :-)

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