September 2nd, 2009

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Was driving today between Rochester NY and Niagara Falls NY on the 104.  A quiet and genuinely rural road.

Came across a half dozen or so pre-WWII cabins arranged around the burned down remains of an office. Still smelled ashy. The place seems to have been out of action for some time. The property was weedy and beat up and the cabins looked pretty creepy. Unfortunately I stopped in to take pictures at the exact same time the property owners showed up to post the place 'no trespassing.' (Litigation-terrified Yankees! They spoil all the fun!) If the place was so friggin' precious why'd they let it go to seed & flame?

In the best tradition of Livejournal Urban Decay & Abandoned Places and Canadians abroad I was of course deferential and polite and moved on. Also, I was in sandals and shorts, not the best get up for exploring the tatty, weedy, scabby, (possibly) tick-infested and tetanus-inducing remains of a tourist court.  Anyway, here is what I did get...

 

 

Collapse )</div>Except for the lack of a pool you can picture Lolita and her travelling companion stopping in, back in the day.
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Abandoned House, Hidden Poetry

This is my first post to this community, and hopefully not the last!  I've recently moved to Brussels, Belgium, and have taken it upon myself to visit some less-beaten paths in the small woods nearby.  Today I went back to an abandoned house I had found on a hidden trail near my house. I had seen it before in my explorations, but never had the courage to go inside (I was always afraid some homeless people and/or scary drug addicts might live inside) but it was thankfully quite empty.

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Perhaps my favorite bit of all was the interesting bit of grafitti I found on the wall as I made a short video using my mom's phone:

Abandoned House, Hidden Poetry from Yamino on Vimeo.