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lil place in my backyard...


i've been coming to this spot for over a decade. tragically i've only picked up a camera a few years back. it's nice to be able to visit a location many times in the continuation of self improvement and documenting the destruction of a location. heres a few shots from over the past year:


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pano from last summer. i ran here one day as the sun set. i wanted to catch the lighting.

 


 

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belly of the boiler.

 


 

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behind the controls. another scrapper hard at work i see.

 


 

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test shop.

 


 

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looking down

 


 

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the next year would be sad times as kids from all over began to populate this place. i used to be able to walk around for weeks without running into a soul, and now there could be 30 kids here. 

 


 

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in a short period of time shity taggers would desicrate the temple. angering the gods.

 


 

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even the snow doesnt cover that grime.

 


 

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she sure is a beauty tho. i've been to quite a few generating stations and none compare

 


 

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it felt like a train station grande hall. standing in the freezing cold taking a pic of snow falling (or ceiling)

 


 

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so ladylike


 

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everyones favorite hallway which was in a movie for 3 seconds. (relax-its photoshopped.....or is it???)


 

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until next time . . . 

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This is incredible, those pics with the snow!!! Awesome post mate, look forward to seeing what else you have in your back yard :) 

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