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Abandoned Hospitals of the Eastern U.S.

Posted on Aug 3, 2012 in Urban Exploration | 0 comments

Photos taken by me and by several of my UE compatriots. The spoken word audio was all taken from training LPs and cassettes found at the locations pictured. Guitar by Glenn “Glendrix” Pettit.

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Hospital 06, July 2012

Posted on Jul 4, 2012 in Urban Exploration | 5 comments

Our cover blown and our plate number (no doubt) recorded in a log book somewhere, we decided to abort the mission. What’s that expression? Cowardice is the better part of valor? That doesn’t sound right.

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Hospital 05, February 2012

Posted on Feb 22, 2012 in Urban Exploration | 1 comment

If you’re trying to get over a mild flu/cold, you almost certainly should not spend eight hours climbing around an ancient stone building breathing frigid air visibly laden with asbestos, mold and mycobacteria.

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School 01, January 2012

Posted on Jan 13, 2012 in Urban Exploration | 0 comments

We came in before dawn, crawling through miles of thorny underbrush, navigating by the stars, our clothing torn by barbed wire.

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5 Beekman, NYC, November 2011

Posted on Nov 23, 2011 in Urban Exploration | 0 comments

“You come with me,” he said, pointing to one of my friends. “You look strong.” Then he pointed at me. “You also come with me. You are the brains of the operation.”

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SRL in SF, November 1995

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

A parking lot had been rented for the night, but I am fairly certain that the lot owners had no idea what was about to happen.

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Robot Wars in SF, August 1995

Posted on Oct 24, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

I was a bit disgruntled that “the girls” had invaded our special time…

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Robot Wars in SF, August 1994

Posted on Oct 21, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

Defying my expectations, it ended up being the most enjoyable trip to San Francisco I’ve ever taken. Except for the part at the end, when Eric was passing a kidney stone.

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SRL in SF, May 1994

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in Travel | 0 comments

Eric called me on Wednesday afternoon. On Thursday evening, we climbed in Eric’s car and left Seattle.

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Canada Trip, October 2011

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 in Travel | 1 comment

Whenever we recall this vacation in the future, we’ll probably say, “Remember that time we went to Canada and that coked-up nutcase plowed into us and totaled the Prius?”

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