My good friend eryr, pointed out something to me last night that blew my mind. The Abandoned Places community has been further highlighted. This time it was the extremely cool graphic novelist Warren Ellis. Thank you for the kind words about the community Warren.
I enjoy the posts on this community and I haven't really posted much yet but I would like to learn more about exploring old abandoned places. There is an ambiance to some of the photos here that strikes me, and others remind me of other times, some of the photos even remind me of home!
I'm from Morganton, NC and Summerville, SC (the two towns that I grew up in) and I have been living out in San Diego, CA for about a year now. I used to find all sorts of abandoned chimminies, old rusted cars, washers, some sort of box, toys... the place has so many memories, sadly, non that can be shown since I was a child then. Playing in the abandoned woods is now nothing but a memory.
However, I would like to look around old, forgotten places again. I was wondering if anyone else here is in the San Diego area and would like to go searching!
A few months back, I had taken a trip down to the locally abandoned Rosendale (Century) Cement Factory and snagged a few pictures. As it was mostly flooded in, and without rain boots, I was a bit nervous to attempt any further pictures. This time around, not only was I with friends, but it was covered in snow and ice. All of these images have been untouched, mainly because I feel as though messing around with them would take away from nature. A bit of history for those who are too lazy to click on links: Around 1825, natural, limestone cement was discovered around a small area of Ulster County, NY. A Mr. Watson E Lawrence founded the Lawrence Cement Works. After failing a number of times, the company sold throughout the years and was last run by A.J. Snyder. The plant closed in 1970 and a portion was torn down in the years following. Now, all that's left are a number of silos, some hidden shelters, the empty quarry, and the old house where Mr. Snyder ran his company. Inside are documents left over, aged, but preserved where none have dared to touch.