Labor 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.
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.
Going up a hill we came across Bama Bobs Firewood. We ended up passing then turning back around to start shooting.
I don’t think boarding the place up has kept folks out.
Nature has invaded!
Now that’s a lot of wood.
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.
Unfortunately this one was only reachable with a crew swinging machetes, which we didn’t have.
House number two however was more than accessable!
Analog tube tech!
House three was in better shape, but not as memeorable inside.
Wanna go in?
Come on in!
I love the light in this one.
Yes, that was the ONLY way up to the 2nd floor. And no, we did not venture up there.
Not sure, but I don’t think the place was up to code.
I’m shocked no one ever broke these!
KILL! YOUR! TELEVISIONS!
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.
I stepped through what was once a bedroom window. Surprisingly the floor was solid and thankfully in good shape.
Soot covered everything.
Toilets always seem to survive.
Momentos found in ruins always make me wonder what happened. Are the people who lived here ok?
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!
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