This was right when I started getting into UrbEx (urban exploration). A gorgeous abandoned farmhouse in Loudoun County, VA. It's since been demolished. It was one of the few places I explored with my dad. Seriously, I love the feeling I get exploring empty homes/buildings (sans squatter). I love imagining what happened there long ago. … Continue reading Bloganuary Day #20 Prompt: “What is your favorite photo you’ve ever taken?”
These are a bunch of abandoned miscellanea. Things that didn't warrant their own post but definitely deserve to be seen. Various locations over various times. I'll continue adding to this folder & post. On a hike in Occoquan, VA.Somewhere, MDSomewhere, MDSomewhere, MDI can't remember... Sugarloaf Mountain I believe. I can't remember... Sugarloaf Mountain I believe. … Continue reading Abandoned: Miscellaneous
This is close to my FIL's home in Draper, VA. I don't have an exact location as it's on an off-ramp off Rt. 81. Clearly an old abandoned hotel/motel. I couldn't go in as I had my kids in the van. Bummer. Maybe I'll get to go in one day.
This was right across the street from a farmhouse our friends were renting. Both have since been demolished. I haven't been by to see what's in their place, but I'm sure they're storage units. This location was crazy because not only was there clearly squatters living here, there was a car in the garage. The … Continue reading Abandoned: Potomac View Rd, Sterling VA
Our honeymoon was in Iceland so these are various abandoned structures we sighted from the Ring Road. And of course, the famous abandoned airplane you see pictures of everywhere.
There is a huge abandoned psychiatric hospital less than a mile away, so I believe this location was a satellite facility. I squiggled in through a broken window and had to explore with my cell phone flash light. One picture I took without a flash and you can see how dark it was. I didn't … Continue reading Abandoned: Staunton Hospital, Staunton VA
This was, by far, my favorite "explore". It was clearly originally a high school then became some sort of factory (you can see the belt running from the 2nd floor down into a vast room). I found pictures of some sort of prom event (not sure why I didn't keep them) and a bunch of … Continue reading Abandoned: Eggleston High School, Eggleston VA
This is an abandoned shack right on the edge of a piece of family property. I'm assuming it's still there.
I explored this home (on the outside but not without an attempt at entering) 10+ years ago. It's still there but no "FOR SALE BY OWNER" sign. Back when I explored it, I called the number and a man answered. He instructed me to call another number, rambled it off quickly then hung up on … Continue reading Abandoned: Braddock Rd Right off the FFX CO Parkway
This home is smack next to the Prince William County Fair Grounds. It's clearly a squatter haven... these days it looks too overgrown to enter.