Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Post- Apocalyptic Images

NOT Detroit. Think more maritime. Haunting, IMAO...


UPDATE: My brother- in- law George, who took these, explains:

"Glad you've enjoyed these. This is the former Naval Ammunition Annex, a WWII fabrication facility in a closed area, Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA. It's been abandoned for over 40 years, the state finally has the funds to demolish it. As Karen said, we've enjoyed the "forbidden ruins" as military historians and urban decay explorers. It's also part of what locals called "the creepies". Taggers entered the area en'force about eight years ago...there's been some serious competition in that place, magnificent artistry. I've been collecting maps, taken photos, some video and now artifacts collecting during the demo.. Sad to see it go...the early am maritime fog that particular morning was a jackpot for capturing the eerie feel, or premonition or even pre-apocalyptic. Yes...the mind can really wonder in that environment. We'll miss that place."
...George Graham

George, at your leisure I would love to  see more!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I mentioned the drought episode from Kipling's "The Jungle Book" over on J P's blog just recently, so in the same spirit, this reminds me of "The Letting In Of The Jungle" chapter! Always a favorite part of that beloved book for me! I have some human occupied places right now I'd just love to get Hathi and his sons to pay a visit too..... Haunting? Yeah, I'd feel safe to haunt such a place myself, with all the humans gone! And I'm sure I'd have plenty of dogs with me, to sense any lurking zombies or such. In fact I HAVE and DO haunt just such places myself! And scavenge for materials(asking the resident spirits permission first, of course--I've yet to be refused!). No idea WHERE this particular place is though--the surrounding woods look purty lush--hence the "jungle" analogy....L.B.

Anonymous said...

There are so many beautiful images that have painted and thankfully these photos were taken prior to it being torn down right now. We have pix of our kids as youngin's here as the images weren't there and eventually changed...! Awesome
Sis K

Anonymous said...

Okay, so, uh, where is this?(Apparently nobody else is going to guess....)....L.B.

Cat Urbigkit said...

Haunting is right - I keep coming back and looking at these images again and again. Now tell me, where is it?

Steve Bodio said...

It is in Massachusetts. I don't think it is open to the public. Beyond that, the photographer may want to add something...

Dennis said...

This is a photo of a deserted movie set started by the Drama Department at Amherst.
During the summer break of 2011 a group of art students from Houston, Texas, mistook this spot for a roadside hostel and camped here for two weeks living on soft crab sandwiches and practicing graffiti.
When classes resumed in the spring, the project was abandoned and the set was donated to the Archeology Department.

Steve Bodio said...

Dennis, that is...creative, to say the least--!

Anonymous said...

Glad you've enjoyed these. This is the former Naval Ammunition Annex, a WWII fabrication facility in a closed area, Wompatuck State Park, Hingham, MA. It's been abandoned for over 40 years, the state finally has the funds to demolish it. As Karen said, we've enjoyed the "forbidden ruins" as military historians and urban decay explorers. It's also part of what locals called "the creepies". Taggers entered the area en'force about eight years ago...there's been some serious competition in that place, magnificent artistry. I've been collecting maps, taken photos, some video and now artifacts collecting during the demo.. Sad to see it go...the early am maritime fog that particular morning was a jackpot for capturing the eerie feel, or premonition of even pre-apocalyptic. Yes...the mind can really wonder in that environment. We'll miss that place.
...George Graham, the photog

Dennis said...

Creativity is the reason we have to wear boots in Texas.

Absolom Humblebug said...

If you want more of the same, go to Fort Ord in Monterey Cali. Not all that long ago it was a major outpost, a basic training site. Now, abandoned, except for a few pieces given over to the University of California system.

It's totally overgrown, the sound of Pacific surf in the background, sand dunes blowing in through the doorways.
Beautiful and eerie.