January 6th, 2008

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Truly abandoned

This article is about an odd statue of Lenin discovered in the center of the south pole. They briefly mention a cabin buried underneath snow. When I read that, my first thought was that it's basically an abandoned building. An abandoned building that is perched on the highest point in Antarctica above sea level, 3718 meters to be exact. Who wants to go on a photo-shoot? It takes more than six weeks to get there.

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neglected house in rocheport, missouri

my boi and i were on an overnight trip for our anniversary, and we discovered this home:

it's in a well-kept neighborhood, across the street from an antique shop. being the intrepid explorers of abandoned places that we are, we had to get a better look. what i thought might be a few minutes of photographing a lovely decaying structure turned into over an hour of increasingly bizarre discovery.

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Clinton SC Farm House - The House

Sometimes it pays to investigate locations that seem less than promising. On 01/04 I drove to Clinton SC to photograph an abandoned two story apartment house. I was detoured and investigated a grain silo I had seen outside of Clinton for many years. The structure was clearly abandoned from both its state and the vegetation surrounding the building. A "For Sale" sign by the road announced that I could look at the house with the reason of possibly purchasing it... right! The clearly dilapidated and marginally intact structure promised some great pictures. I was right. The house has been partially salvaged with flooring both upstairs and downstairs. One of the rear rooms had completely collapsed, leaving a gapping space in the structure. The stairs were blocked with ceiling or floor debris. Fortunately a makeshift ladder provided me access to the upper floor. The partially blocked stairs were solid enough, so up I went. The upstairs revealed two front rooms without flooring. A hallway at the rear of the second floor overlooked the ruined room. A gabled closet off of the hallway revealed a small stack of beer bottles. The house had been clearly used for a bit of partying. One of the front rooms revealed that somebody had managed to live in a room with no flooring and missing windows. Plastic had been put up on the window openings and a board across the floor beams supported a sleeping platform. All and all this was an amazing property.

I did investigate the remainder of the property and found two metal silos and a large concrete silo. I will feature these and a ruined concrete structure in another blog. All 142 pictures of the location are in this flickr set.

Top: Front of House Bottom: Rear of House

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