March 14th, 2011

Jesus Saves
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Very strange looking building

I found this about 20 minutes from my home recently.

Googling the address says that it was once a floral/plant design & maintenance shop. I didnt go in it, and am going to try to call the # and see if I can get permission to go surely looks abandoned, although I did see a handful of plants in the back of the greenhouse attachment.

So, to be continued? But for now, a few shots.

***ETA- I finally called the # a few minutes ago, and a really nice gentleman picked up. He told me he was fine with me going in to take pictures (cue me wanting to shriek "YAY!") but just to be really careful if "I went upstairs and on the catwalk" (cue me wanting to shriek "A CAT WALK?? YAY!!!!!!!!!") and to knock on the red house next door and tell the lady there that he had OK'ed me going up in there for pictures.

I am SO EXCITED. I have stuff to do today, but I am fighting every urge I have to push off the errands I need to run and go take pictures. I really cant put today's errands on hold, but I am HOPING tomorrow will be good for me to go out there, I should have enough time. How will I ever make it through work without being super impatient? ha!

Lets keep our fingers crossed that its as awesome inside as I am hoping its going to be.

Like I said- to be continued soon, for sure this time!***

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My husband and I made an impromptu trip to Trona, CA today. Trona has been a bit of an obsession of mine as far as abandoned place shooting goes.. possibilities are nearly endless there. I've been there on 5 separate occasions and still feel like there is so much more for me to explore. Trona is made up of literally neighborhoods that are abandoned.. furniture and clothes and cars left behind in some places as if the Rapture hit.. lol.

I have no idea what happened to Trona. People do actually still live there, there are 3 factories so there is no shortage of employment in the area and Ridgecrest is 20 miles to the west. Trona itself reeks of sulfur and is so polluted that no grass will grow in the soil.. there are constant booming and clanging noises from the factories and trains and it gets around 120 degrees in the summertime. Most of the businesses there are abandoned.. however there is a general store and a Chevron with no gas (their prices are frozen at $3.29+ and out of order signs on each pump), a library, and several churches.

Anyway.. pictures! I took alot and will probably post part 2 tomorrow. Our last stop was at what appeared to be some sort of compound.. a cluster of shacks and mobile homes at the end of a dirt road with creepy writing on the walls of two houses, an abundance of refrigerators, and a book of Mormon.. so yeah I suppose I'll post that set tomorrow. In the meantime, here is some random Trona..

This house was a special kind of creepy..

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