my husband and i celebrated our ten year wedding anniversary in hot springs arkansas last october. the night we arrived, we noticed this beautiful old building, and also that it was completely dark. some online reconnaissance explained that the MAB had originally provided all manner of professional medical care to the surrounding areas, but that once the population of hot springs declined drastically, it was no longer needed, and thus shut down. the building is completely vacant except for the first floor rented storefronts. but how to gain access, my obsessed little mind wondered?
rest assured, i did get in. i was generously allowed one hour to explore, which of course wasn't nearly enough, but husband #1 is the high-strung sort and doesn't like me to get up to half the mischief i do. it being our anniversary and all, i wanted to be accomodating. ;) it was an incredible sixty minutes, during which i scampered madly about snapping over 200 photos of about six floors. it's a real relief to bring some of them out of the cluttered archives of the hard drive.