• First trip to Pittsburgh and a bunch of new Philly

    A few weeks back, Fran said I should go up to Philly for a weekend to explore. I figured it would be a good opportunity to also hit Pittsburgh, so I booked a flight. It was a quick, three-day trip, leaving out early Friday morning and coming home before work on Monday morning. read more

  • Chicago to St Louis

    What started as a road trip from Chicago, through St Louis, possibly stopping in Memphis, then back through Atlanta with Matt, Beth, and Pete, ended up being a flight to Chicago and a quick drive to St Louis for a night. read more

  • Whittaker School (1st explore ever)

    It’s quite a nice patch of grass now, but it used to be a really cool little school covered in graffiti. Back before I knew what “urbex” was, I would just run around Atlanta, looking for cool graffiti to take pictures of with my new camera. I was taking the back way (Huff Rd) en route to my favorite place to eat in the world, Taqueria Del Sol, and I noticed a graffiti covered school that was obviously abandoned. After stuffing a couple fried chicken tacos in my face, I decided to check it out. I took a few pics around the outside and wandered around the back, but I was a little hesitant about just hopping in the window by myself. I decided I’d come back with some backup. So I returned with my friend Soraya! We jumped in a back window and just knew we’d run into someone around every corner. Actually, no one else was there (even though there was clearly a bedroom made in one room) and it turned out to be a pretty awesome place. All the walls inside were covered in graff and the classrooms were hexagonal shaped pods, just so many different reasons to like the place. I definitely didn’t know it at the time, but that was the place that turned me into a maniac about finding these abandoned buildings all over. Unfortunately, nothing lasts forever. It was built in 1959 and was quickly destroyed just a couple years ago. I wonder how things would’ve worked out if that school had been demolished before I got to explore it.



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