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Abandoned HBO Soundstage for "The Wire"





So I found out yesterday that the soundstage for "The Wire" still existed. I wasted no time in visiting it and was there almost less than 24 hours. It's one of my favorite TV shows ever and I had to see this before everyone ruined it. The building is also scheduled for demolition and they are going to build a super market on it.

Set for Season 5 "Baltimore Sun" Newspaper room...






The Sun is a real newspaper, it is our newspaper here in Baltimore. Season 5 is all about how much The Sun sucks...


From when everyone was getting laid off and they wanted to protest...


Offices...




RIP McNulty...






They are just tons of pictures of chairs and couches...


No that is not post-war Germany, that is East Baltimore. There is a certain "Clothing Factory" in that photo. This is now sitting in my living room...


One part schedule of the closing operations, one part guest book...


This is the actual soundstage. Notice how the rooms are up on top of the wooded frames I guess so they can run electrical wires and stuff under them easily...




Carcetti was the councilman who became Mayor in Season 4...


No idea what this is but it has a picture of a gas mask...


Police department set with my tripod in the reflection. Not much I could do...


Homicide division, this is where the magic happens...


McNulty's mailbox...


I'm pretty damn sure this was McNulty's desk, and/or was the desk of Bunk or someone else important. I think that sticker says "America, together we are number one." I will have to re-watch the show some day and see if I can see that in the background...




Evidence photos of the homeless murders and a couple others. Notice the red ribbon from Season 5. I'm pretty damn sure some of these got screen time up close. I took 3 of them...


I think this was from the District Attorney sets...


Another shot of the homicide office...


This is the conference room where all the higher ups of the police department would yell at the other guys and tell them what a shitty job they were doing...


A flashlight shining on the door of the Homicide Division then flipped in reverse...


This is the interogation room. They would beat up the suspects sometimes. Bubbles tried to hang himself in one of them...




I should note this place was DARK. Photos make it look like it has the lights on but those are just skylights letting in light from outside. Most of these exposures are on a tripod at 30 seconds. Some even had to be pushed in photoshop to be bright enough. I was going to hit this up again but it appeared that they had returned and set it up for use in a new show.
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