Urban exploring 

Travel and Other Adventures

Yesterday Raf and I were driving to lunch and we decided to check out an abandoned building that has captured our attention. It’s enormous and mysterious, with it’s broken windows and multiple floors.

As we wandered around we thought that maybe it was some sort of dog racing track. Eventually a security guard politely chased us away before we ventured inside the building. Probably a good thing.

Doing a quick google, I’ve learned that this is the Multnomah Greyhound Park. When we were there there were cars parked in front. We asked the security guard about them and he said that they were looking at it for demolition. He said that the site was going to be used for a casino.

I am so sad that I didn’t have my pinhole camera with me! This could have been a Pinhole Obscura post. Damn it! Well lesson learned. Never leave the house without my pinhole camera!


Flickr Time Machine Part 2


Abandoned Car

I started writing another post about Google Maps but I wasn’t feeling it so I thought, instead, I would delve into the Flickr Time machine again. This time I thought I would go back a few more years, to 2006. This was actually taken on November 27 of that year. It is a picture of an abandoned car in the wooded area that was a few blocks behind my house in Spokane. For some bizarre reason I don’t understand, it has gotten a large number of views. At least a large number of views for my photostream. For many people 268 views is nothing but for me it’s quite significant. Why are people interested in an abandoned car?

Of course this is coming from the person who took the weird photo in the first place.

Anyway, Raf and I had moved into our house the previous June and so it was still “new” to us. I hadn’t had much of a chance to explore the neighborhood so was really excited to find this unpopulated place so close to my house. It was kind of a fun adventure.