January 11th, 2005

sainted

abandoned home

less than a block away from where i live is my dream house. i've been in the process of severe covet for quite some time. several years. i take everyone passed it. i tell damn near everyone about it.
it is for sale. a cool 1.2 million.
via a series of inexplicable and fortuitous events my husband and i were given keys to this house and free reign to take what we liked as long as it wasn't considered 'part of the house'.

this place is literally swimming with mold. breathing in there was a trial. we coughed up things that scuttled away.
and the termite situation is out of control. they have begun tunneling and eating the floor on the third floor.
it was built in 1867, originally gas but converted to electric wiring which is ready to die at any time now.
this is a place where my desire for its restoration knows no bounds.

here are my photos of the place.
be aware, this post is very image intensive. for the complete set of photos, feel free to peruse my journal. there are 13 posts with them.


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new orleans, louisiana
i hope you enjoy them.
Lone Figure

Ghost towns in Canada

Hi. I recently joined the community. When i get my scanner working i hope to put up some photos I have taken. In the meantime, a friend of a friend of mine runs this site: http://ghosttownpics.com/

i've checked out a few places and thought i should mention it since they have nice maps and directons to some of the locations outside of Toronto. I went to a place called Marlbank this past fall (their photos are here: http://ghosttownpics.com/ontario/img/marlimg.shtml ). It is quite extensive, and falling into ruins, but makes a great hike. The walls go up 2 stories or more and have trees growing through them. In some places the forest sounds hollow - so there are probably underground spots too.

yay

burger king burnt down in the town next to mine so i went over there last night and took some pictures. sadly i cant get them on my computer until sunday but i hope you guys like em when i do get them up.