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Resort 02, July 2011

Posted on Jul 19, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 2 comments

According to my exploring friends, this place is known as the “Catskills of (name of state redacted).”

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Resort 01, July 2011

Posted on Jul 5, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 4 comments

There was a lot of “I’ll meet you at Location A, then we can all get in (name redacted)’s car, drive over to Dunkin’ Donuts, then pick up Jason…” Suffice it to say we started off a bit behind schedule.

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Hospital 04, June 2011

Posted on Jun 27, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 4 comments

Equipped with my red-lensed Maglite and wearing a brand new ninja hood (sometimes called a “woolen ski mask”), we left the hotel at 4:30AM and headed for the site.

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Hospital 03, June 2011

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 3 comments

The day began with a three-hour drive to (name of state redacted), breaking our fast with sausage-and-egg-biscuits as the sun was rising.

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Hospital 01, November 2009

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 0 comments

This was my first UE experience, and a fantastically photogenic location. Sadly, I was a bit over-excited and neglected to verify the settings on my camera, which is why the photos are so small.

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Paper Mills 01, May 2011

Posted on Jun 8, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 10 comments

After making contact with a local group of explorers, I was treated to an afternoon in the abandoned paper mills.

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Hospital 02, May 2010

Posted on Jun 11, 2010 in Urban Exploration | 4 comments

Up at dawn with my UE mentors, drove several hours, parked, hiked through field and swamp and bitterly regretted wearing shorts, fended off an attack by an angry snake (not pictured, but yes, that really happened), and crept past the security van into this (mostly) abandoned hospital.

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SXSW, March 2010

Posted on Mar 29, 2010 in Travel | 1 comment

SXSW is a sprawling annual film/tech/music conference-cum-festival in Austin, Texas.

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Bilbao, January 2010

Posted on Jan 19, 2010 in Travel | 1 comment

Robin and I traveled to Bilbao, Spain to attend the wedding of our beloved friends William and Carlos. We took the opportunity to do a little sightseeing, as well.

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