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Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:32 PM

For my 10,000 post

Someone so kindly pointed out to me that I was close to 10,000 posts. I tried to think how I would "spend" my 10,000th post and decided I'd post my last abandonment outing.

All I will say about the location is that it's in Philadelphia and it, to date, is the hardest location for me to enter. I need to take up yoga if I'm going to continue this hobby.















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Reply For my 10,000 post (Original post)
justiceischeap Jun 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Jun 2013 #1
justiceischeap Jun 2013 #2
Locut0s Jun 2013 #3
justiceischeap Jun 2013 #4
Skinner Jun 2013 #5
Celebration Jun 2013 #6
ramapo Jun 2013 #7
skydive forever Jun 2013 #8
MichaelSoE Jun 2013 #9
postatomic Jun 2013 #10
bluedigger Jun 2013 #11
Adsos Letter Jun 2013 #12
justiceischeap Jun 2013 #13
Callalily Jun 2013 #14
absyntheminded Jun 2013 #15
Solly Mack Jun 2013 #16
NV Whino Jun 2013 #17
justiceischeap Jun 2013 #18
Curmudgeoness Jun 2013 #19
justiceischeap Jun 2013 #21
Curmudgeoness Jun 2013 #23
justiceischeap Jun 2013 #24
Curmudgeoness Jun 2013 #25
BainsBane Jun 2013 #20
ms liberty Jun 2013 #22
Sherman A1 Jun 2013 #26
CitizenK9 Jun 2013 #27
salib Jun 2013 #28
justiceischeap Jun 2013 #29

Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:38 PM

1. It looks like a power plant to me.

 

The spherical thing with holes is interesting, I wonder what that is.

And the psychotherapy bed, well, I don't have a clue!

Great shots!

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:51 PM

2. Thanks! It *was* a power plant... a huge power plant.

The spherical thing was part of one of the turbines and the psychotherapy bed was inside the power plant... wonder what that has to say about work conditions.

I didn't get to see the whole thing but before going back, I need to lose about 30 pounds and truly take up yoga so I can stretch better (or basically, at all).

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 07:59 PM

3. Fucking fantastic! I LOVE this kind of photography....

I would be there for HOURS and HOURS snapping shots. Just curious what would the penalties have been if caught? I'm assuming the property has danger / keep out signs etc. I am quite interested in this kind of thing and might attempt a few when I'm in better shape. Though I don't know of any abandoned places near Vancouver, will have to Google. Great shots!

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Response to Locut0s (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:07 PM

4. Thanks!

I was there for 4 hours I think. I had a photography workshop I had to be at that afternoon, so I couldn't spend as much time as I'd have liked. As far as penalties, usually trespassing gets a misdemeanor ticket. Most often though, they get a copy of your driver's license and then walk you off the property with a warning that if you come back you'll get arrested. The worst part about this location was the entry point was over 7 feet high--I'm 5'4"... it was interesting and a group effort to get me in.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:28 PM

5. Great pics.

Congrats on 10,000.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:29 PM

6. that ball thing with the circles!!

Very cool looking.

I can tell you had a great time with this, and I had a great time looking at them, for sure!

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 08:43 PM

7. Fantastic photos and adventure

I love finding ruins. It is simply amazing the work that went into constructing and running these places, and then so often they are simply abandoned. I've found some pretty amazing stuff out in the forests of NJ & NY but never ventured into any urban ruin. I probably don't have the nerve. Even out in the woods, I keep waiting to hear some adult scream "Hey you kids, get out of there!".

Anyway...great shots & thanks for showing them.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:07 PM

8. Very very cool! Thanks!

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 09:39 PM

9. stellar work

i love the 3rd pic with the permits but i keep going back to the last one ... the reflection in the standing water just keeps pulling me in.

and congrats on 10k

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 10:21 PM

10. I really like these kind of places

Your photos are very good. I don't think I could live long enough to have 10,000 posts. Thanks so much for sharing your adventures.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 12:19 AM

11. A fine marker for #10,000.

Great photos - thanks for honoring the Photography Group with your OP!

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 01:15 AM

12. Outstanding!

Beautiful work. Reminds me of a trip I made to Eastern State Penitentiary when I visited my daughter in Philly a couple years back.

I love that city. Ever been to Monk's?

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Response to Adsos Letter (Reply #12)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 05:56 AM

13. I've been to Eastern State but not Monk's

I used to live in PA and spent a lot of time on South Street when it was "cool" to do so.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 06:08 AM

14. Absolutely stunning photos.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:30 AM

15. Great Pics...


They have an eerie, haunted "silent hill" feel, especially when you throw in the "psychotherapy" pic. Water dripping, metal creaking and occasional unexplained "clank" in the distance.

Meh...just a first thought. Great, high-res shots!

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:17 AM

16. Awesome.

Love 3 and 4.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:25 AM

17. That last one with the reflection!

Great shots, one and all. I bet the psychotherapy bed has a story behind it.

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Response to NV Whino (Reply #17)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 09:41 AM

18. Yeah, that's the one thing I find myself thinking about the most

why they had a section called psychotherapy in a power plant.

As far as the reflection, apparently, the water down there is a new development, usually you can walk around down there. It was a tough location to shoot because of the sun. It'd be better to shoot on an overcast day.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Fri Jun 28, 2013, 07:34 PM

19. What an interesting hobby you have!

Excellent photos. I am intrigued by the photos, the story behind this place, and your hobby of entering and recording these places.

Congrats on your 10,000 post.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #19)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 05:58 AM

21. Thanks!

When I was kid, and before realizing I was horrible at math, I wanted to be an architect. I love buildings and I feel a genuine sadness that (most) people don't see the history we are losing when we demolish these grand bastions of architecture to put up cookie-cutter developments. It's true that we just don't make 'em like we used to.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #21)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 05:29 PM

23. Don't you think

that they were willing to spend a lot more money on buildings in the past? I look at old buildings, even office buildings and storefronts, and I am amazed at the attention to detail and ornamentation in them. I also mourn the decay and destruction of so many incredible buildings. I think that the only place where I have seen a large number of old, majestic buildings in great shape has been in DC...my mouth is constantly open gawking at all the architecture there.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #23)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 05:41 PM

24. There's still many great architectural finds in NYC too

but, yeah, DC has some great ones.

I totally agree they don't put the craftsmanship into construction like they used to. It's almost as though homes and building built now have about the same shelf-life as electronics. I was talking to one of my photography buddies and she was telling me the people who live behind her, recently tore down a 5 year old house to build a new one. It seems it's all about buying up land and producing the quickest housing they can so they can rake in the dough.

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Response to justiceischeap (Reply #24)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 05:51 PM

25. Five year lifespan on a house! Yikes!

And me sleeping on a 30 year old mattress!

Some people have more money than sense....and let's hope that they build with quality, since they seem to be able to afford it.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 03:52 AM

20. Wonderful photos

Thank you for sharing.

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 07:17 AM

22. These are really good, thanks for sharing - and congrats on 10k! n/t

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sat Jun 29, 2013, 07:42 PM

26. Great Pics!

Thanks for posting, these are cool!

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 10:39 AM

27. A little more info on your site

 

The link below has some additional pictures that may add to your wonderfully intimate ones of your exploration. A bit of history there may explain the otherwise incomprehensible 'Psychotherapy': the plant was once used as a movie set.

http://www.workshopoftheworld.com/richmond_bridesburg/generating.html

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Response to justiceischeap (Original post)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 05:03 PM

28. Port Richmond?

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Response to salib (Reply #28)

Sun Jun 30, 2013, 07:13 PM

29. Possibly. :) nt.

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