helloharmonylove asked: Some of your pictures are absolutely beautiful. I really love the idea. I am actually going to school around the Cedar Rapids area and one of my assignments for Photography are to document something abandoned. I could go simple and do anything from a beer can on the ground to buildings. I was hoping you could point me to somewhere you would know close to this area so I am not aimlessly driving around for something interesting. Any ideas would be very much appreciated!
Hmm well there are certainly a number of abandoned bridges in the area that are usually pretty easily accessed. I would try just going to really small old towns and just cruise around and see if you can find old schools or churches. I actually find alot of places just being driving around the country side and getting lost.
longboardukulelescout asked: I also explored the St. Joseph's hospital with cmauberg, and from what I remembered, there was also some power on the 4th floor. I want to say the birds were on the 4th but I can't say for sure. The 5th floor went suddenly from modern to old. Everything was wooden as opposed to what a hospital would normally be. There were old style light switches. The 2nd floor was also very littered in what seemed to be the kitchen area. It had filing cabinets and books and chairs all over the place.
Gah I love St. Joes. I get jealous everytime I hear about someone whos been able to get inside! I want to explore the place sooo bad! Thats so cool.
Documenting the forgotten, the collapsed, and the condemned. I’m always looking for abandoned,…
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acarefullycuratedmess asked: Also I think it might be considered part of the Hoover Nature Trail?
I believe you are correct. I’ve of plans to possibly make it into an actual bike trail in the future.
acarefullycuratedmess asked: Hello, I'm a Iowa photographer, as well as a contributor to this website called "Bridgehunter". Have you considered contributing to that site? It seems like you're more into central and western IA, whereas I'm in eastern Iowa, Western Iowa has been sorely neglected on BH.
Yes! I utilize Bridgehunter quite frequently actually! I recently became an actual registered user on the site, but havent contributed much lately- I’ll be sure to step it up a bit!
steelewolf-deactivated20140306 asked: Just wanted to point out that the Ingersoll Theater has now been recently re-opened. Can reserve parties there and such and I'm sure other kinds of events. :)
Excellent! Ill go ahead and remove the entry ; )
randomfactsofrandomness asked: do you know of any urban exploration group in ames?
I dont dangit! I’ve been interested in finding a group too but with no luck unfortunately.