Its just me, the birds, and an abandoned light house.
Its just me, the birds, and an abandoned light house.
There are soooo many bees and spiders in this place!
Ok, So I posted that picture while I was still at the park, and from my phone of course. The good news is this is some new content for this site. It isn’t anything too spectacular, but it was an interesting trip. The bad news is that my poor camera has finally bit the dust I think. The little doors that cover the lens wouldn’t open completely, so each picture has a little dark spot at the top right and bottom left. I suck.
These pictures were taken at Springs Park in Lancaster, SC. Springs Park was an old company park. I believe the company was the Springs company, but I may be off. I’m still catching up on the research. The park has been around since the 1920′s, and grew over time to include basic carnival type rides, the huge pool you see here, and several other attractions.
Checking out the auction at the soon to be demolished school for the arts.
These are, of course, some additional old pictures I thought I’d post in the spirit of the cold snowy weather up north.
These were taken on a trip I took completely on a whim. I was driving near the area and popped in to see the park. It had just started snowing, so I went in to see how it would look in the snow. It was one of my favorite trips because it was just so peaceful and calm like it always seems to be when the snow first starts to fall.
There were some cool views I had never really been able to see before due to the overgrowth. The snow sort of highlighted some cool things I had never noticed, like path ways and whatnot. Over all it was a great experience for my mind and a terrible one for my feet that managed to get wet shortly after entering and nearly fall off shortly before leaving. It was all worth it though in the end. I loved this location and now that its basically gone, I have nothing but these pictures, memories, and my amputated feet to remember it by.
This is some old material that I posted in the dying days of the old site, but I’m going to pick up where I left off, so here it is again…
I managed to hit up the old grimms bridge tunnel before moving away from Ohio. The tunnel was part of the Pittsburgh Coal Company’s line. It is in the ballpark area of Fredrick Town, but to pinpoint it, you’d need to find Grimms Bridge Rd and walk the former rail line. The tracks have been lifted, but there is no mistaking where they once layed. This may be private property now, so be respectful.
You can find the old content at…
Still working it in to the new version of the site, but if you’re bored, check it out there. There are a few broken links because its actually a back up that was in mid-update. Thanks for checking in all!! Your comments are appreciated. It lets me know people still come around. Thanks!
This is another one I’ve just had sitting around for quite some time and never bothered to post. Its exterior only shots, so nothing too amazing. This is a small military housing subdivision over in North Charleston. There isn’t much still there, but I was able to get a few pictures of the exteriors of some of the old homes. There is also a club and a few other buildings that still stand on the site.
How about a quick Chippewa Lake Park mention… these are the last pictures I took of the park before moving from Ohio back in 2009. This was in April 2009. I didn’t have a chance to post them until now. Chippewa Lake Park was one of my favorite places to sneak around and one of my favorite features on the site. This series of pictures taken after the land was cleared for redevelopment gives a better glimpse of the rides and where they sat in relation to one another. Even having been there many times, I was surprised how near some of them were to each other once the brush and trees were cleared. The park had been sitting for around 20 years by the time I first visited, so it was very overgrown. Anyway, here are some pictures from my April 2009 visit. It was a quick trip, and this is a fraction of the pictures I took…
I’m still working through this new method of posting, trying to come up with a feel that I like enough to use. The thumbnail sized photos don’t resize very well, but this is much easier than doing everything manually. This is an old Carwash off of Ashley Phosphate Rd in North Charleston South Carolina. I actually spotted this place on my first trip to the area but could never remember where I saw it. Now I drive past it all the time. I figured I’d stop one day and snap a few photos. Its nothing too spectacular, but its worth a post…
If anyone knows anything about the background of this place, please comment or email me… email@example.com
Abandoned Treasure Island Motel, Daytona Beach, Florida
We managed to get a quick external only peek at the Treasure Island Hotel on Daytona Beach this past year when we took a quick family trip. We didn’t head inside since we had the family along. We did get chased of by a friendly police officer who seemed to just be looking out for our safety. We also talked to an older lady who had stayed there many times over the years and was bummed to see it in this condition. From what I could tell, the hurricane in 2004 had damaged the rooms pretty badly. I also read, and this is speculation entirely, that a property company had purchased the hotel and several other properties along the beach for the purpose of letting them sit until property values rise. Unfortunately, a ride along this section of Daytona makes me think they may be waiting a while. There are so many empty lots along this once packed beach that I can’t fathom the property ever being worth what it was in its heyday.