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Posted in Urban Exploration on March 10th, 2015 by Rookie

This is something that I stumbled upon in North Charleston, SC.  Mostly I’m just testing out the WordPress app.

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Springs Park, Lancaster, SC

Posted in Urban Exploration on April 15th, 2011 by Rookie

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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.

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North Charleston School of the Arts

Posted in Urban Exploration on January 29th, 2011 by Rookie

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Checking out the auction at the soon to be demolished school for the arts.

Chippewa Lake Park – Chippewa Lake, OH

Posted in Urban Exploration on December 7th, 2010 by Rookie

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…

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Car Wash – North Charleston, SC

Posted in Urban Exploration on December 6th, 2010 by Rookie

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… admin@illicitohio.com

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Treasure Island – Daytona Beach, FL

Posted in Urban Exploration on December 4th, 2010 by Rookie

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.

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