Alabama wanderings, part 1

ALBAMA_0112Labor Day 2018, Jay Farrell and myself set out on a roadtrip to find a ghost town in Alabama called Galyesville. We traveled down I-65S then eventually got off onto US 72 at which point we began our exploration for all things abandoned.

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While this gas station wasn’t much on providing fuel or road snaks, it did offer other creature comforts such as a queen sized bed and comfy chair with an out doorsy feel.

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Going up a hill we came across Bama Bobs Firewood. We ended up passing then turning back around to start shooting.

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I don’t think boarding the place up has kept folks out.

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Nature has invaded!

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Now that’s a lot of wood.

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Chains!

Now we were happy to shoot here, but a little more investigation proved we were damned smart to have stopped. Bama Bob had laid down a veritable wall of wood behind this stone building, he’s laid down enough that the road behind it was not visable from the road.

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Unfortunately this one was only reachable with a crew swinging machetes, which we didn’t have.

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House number two however was more than accessable!

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Analog tube tech!

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House three was in better shape, but not as memeorable inside.

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Wanna go in?

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Come on in!

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I love the light in this one.

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Yes, that was the ONLY way up to the 2nd floor.  And no, we did not venture up there.

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Not sure, but I don’t think the place was up to code.

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I’m shocked no one ever broke these!

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KILL! YOUR! TELEVISIONS!

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Need a tire for a swing, c’mon down!

After scaling Bama Bob’s wooden wall we hopped back into the car and moved on down the road! We came across what is always a troubling sight, a burned out husk that was once a house.

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I stepped through what was once a bedroom window. Surprisingly the floor was solid and thankfully in good shape.

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Soot covered everything.

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Devastation reigned.

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Toilets always seem to survive.

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Momentos found in ruins always make me wonder what happened. Are the people who lived here ok?

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We departed in a much more sober mood than when we arrived.

This is the end of  of Alabama Wanderings. part 1. This weekend I will try my best to put up part 2, so stay tuned!