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Jul. 1st, 2005

I went for a walk with my friend T tonight. For those playing along T's the same friend that crawled around in that abandonned building with me.

We headed to a basically unknown neighbourhood under the Skytrain and Patullo Bridges called Brownsville. There were unbelievable sights to see over there under the bridges.

Patullo Bridge from a different angle

The SkyTrain reflecting the sun

There were piles and piles of retrieved 'dead heads' just sitting there wasting away

I've NEVER seen a more perfect thistle

We came across an interesting old machine

as well as a semi that had its side ripped open

AND to my delight, we found an old boarded up house...

See that window down there at the bottom - we climbed through it

I was scared the whole time I was in there but thrilled to be capturing the images
these are just a few

There'd been a fire up on the upper floor. Peeling paint hangs from the ceiling

The tub was creepy. I was expecting an old dead woman to sit up and screech at us

OhMyGod. The stairwell up to the second floor was so narrow, my shoulders were brushing the walls.
The carpeted walls. All the walls up on the second floor were covered in strips of carpet

All the windows were boarded up (well almost all of them)

The stairs looking back down

One of the three bedrooms upstairs
there are orbs in this picture (the appear in a few other pictures as well)

It was getting late, maybe 8:30PM, the sun was starting to set, so we decided we should climb back out. Let me tell you, I was happy to get the heck out of there

We passed about five or six bunnies as we made our way back to the skytrain

My feet are sore from walking so far and I ache all over from all the crawling around and climbing we did inside and outside the old boarded up house.
While sitting on the skytrain, T was already suggesting other places we could explore.
I can't wait!!!
And now to bed to rest my weary bones.


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Jul. 1st, 2005 10:23 am (UTC)
Photos! I love your photos, you take the best photos. The bridge one is very cool, and the house photos, though every second of looking at them, I was worried you would fall through the floor or something. Be careful! *worries too much--it's hereditary from my grandmas*
Jul. 1st, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
Oh sweetie! ::hugs:: Thank you for worrying. And thank you so much for your ego boosting compliment!!!
And try not to worry so, we are always very careful to look were we walk - and stamp our feet to test the integrity of the floors before we move into a room or up/down a flight of stairs.
I'm going to need to get myself some safety exploring gear.
Jul. 1st, 2005 01:48 pm (UTC)
great photos, I luv the bunny
Jul. 1st, 2005 11:39 pm (UTC)
cocqui!!! Ola!

Thank you honey. S/He was very timid and ran away when the flash went off. I'm surprised it's not just a blur.
Jul. 1st, 2005 04:32 pm (UTC)
Love love love your photos JC.

I wanna come on an adventure to old abandoned houses with you! You should see this one out by Doug's. It's all boarded up and they won't tear it down! They tried to once but all the workers died or something like that. It's haunted and I want to go see it!!!!!
Jul. 1st, 2005 11:43 pm (UTC)
Oh! ::hugs my Orli!!!:: Thank you sweetie!

There's an old abandoned house near Doug's?!? AND there's a weird curse on the place???? That's like dangling a carrot in front of a starving rabbit! LET'S GOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!
I'm serious. Where does he live? I'm sure we could find a *cough*loose*cough* board or two that could be moved aside just enough for us to slip in.....
Seriously, L. I'll explore the house with you - just tell me where and when.
Jul. 2nd, 2005 08:31 am (UTC)
Doug says it's haunted. Apparently the story is the son killed his family and then killed himself. And then they went to go tear it down and all the equitment fell down and people got hurt and stuff! And we drove by it and OMG IT'S SO SCARY!!!

It's in North Van. And I'll only go during the day because OMG SO SCARY!

When are you free? You could take the sky train, jump on the sea bus and I could pick you up!
Jul. 3rd, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
That is sooo cool! [not that people died but that Doug thinks it's haunted]
What are you doing next Saturday or Sunday? July 9th or 10th?
Want to go ghost hunting?!?
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