After a short-notice invitation from a friend, I went on my second urban exploring adventure yesterday. I’m intentionally not going to share many details about the type of place or the location, except to say that it’s an abandoned factory on the Southwest side of Atlanta. I will say, though, that I learned after the fact that it’s a contaminated site that’s on the EPA’s Superfund list. Yikes!
Unlike the abandoned school that we visited in February, we didn’t have to climb through any windows or search for an entrance — we just walked in. Also unlike the school, this location was pretty much a big, wide open space, with a few rooms here and there. There was an upstairs, with a cafeteria, etc., but I pretty much kept to the main floor. I guess I’ll have to go back again so I can explore the upstairs. 🙂
I still have plenty of photos to process from this excursion, but so far, the photo above is my favorite. The moment I converted it to b&w, I felt like I had something special. This was taken in a shower/locker room area where the workers must have changed from their normal shoes into shoes that they wore just for work, because there were several shoes (not sure about pairs) in this room. It was one of the few places in the building where there was any remaining connection to the people who actually worked at the factory.
Another one of my favorites so far is the one below. I just love how the colors play off each other, as well as the position of the desk compared to the main graffiti on the left wall. There’s just a lot of visually interesting stuff in this one.
If you’d like to see the rest of the images from this shoot, please check out the set on my Flickr site.