Abandoned Prosperity

America, for all its supposed wealth and prosperity, has many abandoned places. From natural disasters, to foreclosures, to budget cuts, to rebuilding; I've seen quite a few in my short life-time. All across this vast country people are homeless, when there are many buildings and places that could be "repurposed" to house them. This blog is all about the places I've lived and explored, over the past 50 years. It also involves other things of interest to me, which will become apparent as I continue along. Most places and events I can only remember and have no photographs of them. Currently, I'm active in exploring the current state I live in, Tennessee, when time permits me to do so. Follow along in my foot-steps as I clambour over and sometimes into the abandoned debris of our society...from junkyards to cellars to my own mind.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

The House On Lovell Road Pt.3

At the back of the property on Lovell Road, sits this worn-out but still fairly sturdy...um...really big..."factory". At least, that's what I'm calling it, currently. It's two storeys of solid brick and concrete. Even the roof is concrete. The day I went exploring this was after a heavy rain the day ere. Water was dripping everywhere amid the debris and abandoned junk...anyone need an old construction barrel? Or perhaps a slightly used sofa? Some 5 gallon, plastic buckets?

Just about all of the window panes are gone from their metal frames and moss (and who knows what else) is growing unchecked, both inside and out.

And of course, more graffiti. Anyone know what the hell "ARPUS" stands for? I'm guessing it's an acronym for something unpleasant...

NOTE: NOT Banksy art...

I can also only imagine the amount of contamination that might be present, here. Why do places like this still stand? I doubt this building is on any historical register (though, I've not done a search as yet). Is it an eyesore? yes to some; no to others. Is the property secure? Hell no. As a matter of fact, there aren't even any "No Trespass" signs about. At least there weren't the last time I was out here. Not that said signs would stop anyone from doing whatever they damn well pleased, right?

Well, this concludes my little tour of another ruin of our modern society. Join me next time for...whatever or wherever I might plan to explore, next.

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