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Apr 04, 2018
If you're a regular reader, you know I love finding and shooting old abandoned buildings.
I'd seen this greenhouse in a few IG posts from a wedding photographer and wondered where it was. I asked but never received an answer.
Photographers don't like to give away their favorite locations to shoot.
But, I was determined to find the abandoned greenhouses. They have a look I love. I set about figuring out where they are.
It's amazing what you can find on Google these days. In fact, it's unnerving.
Mark Zuckerberg is full of shit when he says he didn't know Facebook apps were violating our privacy and information. Even as he apologized and acted like he didn't know what was happening, Facebook contributed $200,000 to fight a privacy initiative in California.
We are the product.
But, I digress...
I figured out where the abandoned greenhouses were and set some time aside last Friday to go have a look.
When I arrived, it took me a minute to figure out the best way up.
It appeared to be through a room that was open. I took a photo, but I wasn't crazy about going in. The steps up were rickety, and the floor of the building looked dicey.
I didn't feel like falling into a hole and getting hurt or stuck. I figured another way up to the level of the greenhouses.
I had the place to myself.
The weather was breezy with some nice clouds, though it wasn't the ideal time of day to be shooting. It was the only time I had, so I made the best of it.
I love how the minute it's spring the birds chirp more.
It was so nice standing amidst the ruins of the greenhouse, smelling the fresh air, and listening to the birds.
I definitely need to go back and take more time and get more detail shots.
I mostly stuck to my wide angle, though I took a few with my 24-85mm lens as well.
I love the texture of the old wood. It's nice that most of the stained glass on the arch is still there. I wonder how long it will take for vandals to destroy the rest.
The greenhouse is part of a larger old mansion. I took a stroll around the entire perimeter, but couldn't see any way in without breaking and entering. The windows are boarded over and the doors are boarded over, gated, and locked.
I enjoyed the quiet and the time wandering alone. I did worry a little when I saw a truck pull up. I didn't want to get kicked out. I also didn't want to encounter anyone hostile. It's a quiet little out-of-the-way place.
Everything was fine, though. It was a groundskeeper, and he didn't seem bothered by me.
Here's to urban exploration!
I hope you did something fun last week too!
See you between the raindrops!
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