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Wed, Jul. 3rd, 2013, 02:13 am
gone by and no longer existing.

Went under the fence at an abandoned elementary school. I don't know, it's all a little too preciously gothy for me, but there's a definite power in that desolation. I went to a school that looked a lot like that, and those memories, such as they are, remain irresistible.

I took these pictures, inasmuch as was practical, from about three and a half feet off the ground. Especially from this angle, this ramp seems like some kind of architectural whimsy.

Abandoned playground equipment is always sinister.

Still worked. Didn't drink any.

There was some graffiti, but less than I'd expect. Most of all, I found the sheer bright primary-colored rectangularity of the school's design striking.

The plants broke in waves over the fences like stop-motion filmmaking. For the most part, the structures seemed fine. Just overgrown. Relics of a vanished world.

Thu, Jul. 11th, 2013 06:04 am (UTC)

sad. meloncholy.