This will be the first in a series of posts on local travel locations. Often, because I have lived here so long, I have overlooked the obvious. Many of these sites I visited regularly when I was a kid and they have all stood the test of time for a reason. My hope is to share these fascinating places in a new light. I am kicking the series off with
I visit a lot of locations that you cannot just jump in the family truckster and check out. But, there are some that you can, and should! While not abandoned in the traditional sense, all of these locations were once abandoned and have now been converted into tourist attractions
1. (Med.) Orig., a method of therapeutic treatment administered, esp. for chronic diseases of the circulatory system, at Bad Nauheim, Germany, by G. Schott, consisting in baths in the natural mineral waters of that place, which are charged with carbonic acid, and the use of a graduated course of rest, physical exercises, massage, etc.; hence, any similar treatment using waters artificially charged with the essential ingredients of the natural
First off, let me say, this is the most difficult story I have worked on to date. Asylums are notoriously difficult to write about due to their sordid and often clouded histories. Truth is, most asylums are closed due to atrocities of some nature. And because of those
Generally, I am quite long-winded in my posts, but on this occasion, I am going to REALLY try to keep the words to a minimum and the photos to a maximum. After all, this story was a very visceral adventure for me and I hope it will be for you too.
In 2011, I signed up for, attended, and won first place in my very first art show in a small town in the finger lakes region of
walking dead ˈwȯ-kər [waw-ker] noun
1 : one that walks: as
a : a competitor in a walking race
b : a peddler going on foot
c : a temporary male escort of socially prominent women attending usually public events
d : a person or group (walkers) that intentionally moves into a photographers frame while he/she is shooting.
If you live in the Pennsylvania, Upstate New York area and you are a photographer, you have probably spent some time shooting in many of the wonderful state parks in the area. With that, many of us have become fair weather photographers. Whether it be to protect your equipment or your rear end from freezing, winters can put a damper on your shooting frequency. For me personally, I get stir crazy and have to get out no matter what.