February 20, 2005

Tuberculosis ward

     So today was a great day in urban exploration for Kit. Mitch, Louie, and I all went out to an old abandoned tuberculosis ward up in northern Maryland (near Baltimore). It was all big and creepy, with the overlaying threat of some cops coming and telling us to get off the premises and getting asbestos based mesothelioma. We took a ton of pictures, and it turned out that my acient crappy aol camera's memory is getting all crappy and so when I got home my last couple pictures have these weird gray splotches. Anyway, here's the link to my photos. They're not really very good, but I'll provide a quick explaination of a couple:
     tbw_0001.jpg and tbw_0002.jpg: These were two little signs that said there was a fiberoptic cable running underneath that sign so no excavation. My complaint? Why does an abandoned TB ward get FIOS before me?!
     tbw_0003.jpg - tbw_0014.jpg: The power plant for said TB ward. Lots of old and nifty looking equipment
     tbw_0015.jpg and tbw_0016.jpg: Both overlaying shots of the TB ward (note: this shot doesn't include the staffing building, pool, or administrative buildings which we didn't make it to before dark)
     tbw_0017.jpg - tbw_0021.jpg: some weird house and garage that were just right next to the ward
     tbw_0022.jpg - tbw_0031.jpg: The washing room, a post office (damn glare!), and the clothing closet
     tbw_0032.jpg - tbw_0040.jpg: Just some rendom photos ("throw and catch" game!)
     tbw_0041.jpg - tbw_0045.jpg: more random crap and two names
     tbw_0046.jpg - tbw_0048.jpg: A bunch of animals came in to the ward and died. The vulture (or maybe a crow? I didn't look ver close) there on the stairs was actually dragged and propped up with its wings fully extended... gross.
     tbw_0051.jpg: Another overview
     tbw_0054.jpg: You can't really tell in this shot, but the dust on the floor was all paint... probably lead and asbestos paint
     tbw_0058.jpg: Ummmmmmm....
     tbw_0059.jpg - tbw_0078.jpg: The cafeteria and kitchen. The kitchen was full of old broken comps and there was a tree growing into the side of the building... as well as a dead cat.
     tbw_0084.jpg - tbw_0086.jpg: A hallway which had really awesome paint
     tbw_0089.jpg and tbw_0090.jpg: The outside of the projection room
     tbw_0091.jpg - tbw_0100.jpg: A theatre and the inside of the projection room
     Louie claims to have restarted his blog and has a bunch of photos as well. His are way higher quality and he's bothered to flip them, but he also only has like 12. So boo boo booboo naa naa!

Posted by Kickmyassman at February 20, 2005 11:56 PM

It was fun, but we should go back sometime and explore the administration building, the staff housing, and the TB pavilion (an open air building for "relaxation"). We should get some more people to come, too.

Posted by: Louie at February 21, 2005 01:28 AM

maybe there was a reason those animals died.

oh, and Save Toby!

That guy is amazingly intelligent, over 14,000 dollars. I wish I was him

Posted by: at February 21, 2005 12:06 PM

Please post with your name satan. It's kinda bothering me how you keep posting namelessly. And second: Sure, it seems sad for that whole save toby thing, but the truth is that rabbits are eaten all the time. Why save this one? Meh, maybe I'm the satan here >:)

Posted by: kit at February 21, 2005 01:06 PM

I was joking, I thought that that was hilarious and ingenius, I said I wanted to be him. The reason I dont post my name is I'm to lazy too, not that I care. That better? Sorry, Didnt know you cared

Posted by: Brian at February 21, 2005 01:31 PM

Sounds like an interesting journey, but was there a reason you went on this trip, or was it just for fun?

Posted by: Andrew at February 21, 2005 09:27 PM

Me? Reason? Ha!

Posted by: kit at February 21, 2005 09:45 PM
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