Friday, January 13, 2017

nothing too exciting here

i thought this brick paved street in Delray was pretty cool
and there's quite a few houses still standing...
you don't see a lot of brick streets in detroit.

unfortunately, this one might end up a casualty of the new bridge?
it is a little on the outskirts of the bridge route
either way
i thought it was cool
and i'm pretty sure i never really paid attention to it before.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

woke up today

after a very cold but awesome couple of days
with 2 friends...

we hit some old spots
and we hit some new spots
a couple locations were sealed up,
and we also ate some great food.

so here's a photo of a really beautiful library
that is currently being destroyed
by scrappers
and vandals
inside of a high school
in detroit...

the end is the beginning is the end

back to reality today...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

just like last year

i'm going to spend some time shooting and talking about Delray.
with the new bridge coming
some of Delray will be forever changed...
growing up, we never really hung out over on this side of town
some of these streets, i don't think i've ever stepped foot on before?
this particular street, Reid, is right in the path of the new bridge
and whatever is left over here today...
will be gone pretty soon.

there are still a few occupied houses on Reid St.
it doesn't look like much,
but when you consider that; people grew up in these houses
and played on these streets
i think,
it's worth documenting...

Saturday, December 31, 2016


what a strange year....

2016 ended up being a decent year for urbexing.
especially when you consider that detroit
is no longer what it once was-
in terms of an abandoned playground.

i had a decent year personally
and all things considered,
my health has been good
my shoulder is improving
and i'm looking forward to 2017...!

i didn't reach 100 posts for this year
but i'm posting
i'm editing
i'm shooting
and the fire still burns...

here's a few of this years greatest hits.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

maybe not the most exciting place around

but in Delray
there isn't too much left that you can get in to...

this was a pretty big feather in my cap
mostly because of the cultural and personal significance
that this building has
to me
and to Delray.

sad to see it in the shape it's in,
but at least it's still standing.

Monday, December 26, 2016

i figure i'll end the year

with a post or 2 about delray
i was pretty much done blogging
and then i decided to give it 1 last try...
here's a shot of the john kar bottling building
on jefferson
we used to go here when i was a little kid
back in the 70's and 80's
i don't remember when it closed down
but it's one of the few good memories i have
about growing up in delray...