Abandoned school // part three - The Dainty Squid

Abandoned school // part three

Thursday, May 01, 2014

I'm back today with one last post full of photos from the abandoned school Jesi and I explored. You can find the previous two posts here and here. This last post is filled with some of my favorites from the day. I actually think this first one might be my absolute favorite of the whole bunch. I reeeally really love that "think" piece. Everything about it is beautiful. I actually made this photo of it the background on both of my computers.
In the lower level of the school, which for the record I really didn't want to go in because it was dark as all heck and I'm a big chicken, we found the gymnasium. It was easily one of my favorite rooms in the whole place. There were bowling pins (you can see photos of them in last week's post), cheerleader uniforms, and my absolute favorite find - the climbing rope. I think Jesi and I might have spotted it at exactly the same time and we were definitely both thinking the same thing. "Think we can swing on it?" A few tugs on it to make sure it was still sturdy and we were flying! I must have been running on pure adrenaline and didn't realize what a workout I was getting until the next morning I woke up and my whole upper body was sore.
photo of me by Jesi

Our little adventure was an absolute blast, if you couldn't tell by my three posts about it! I'm positive Jesi and I are going to have a summer full of fun together.
xoxo

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  1. Great pictures, it must have been such an exciting trip!

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  2. "I'm back today with one last photo full of photos..." - Do you mean post instead of photo?
    I love these series, you gotta find more abandoned places. Where I was in Berlin we been to an abandoned amusement park and it was a fun adventure, we even had to make a hole in the fence hehe
    My fave photo here is the tapes one <3

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    1. Haha, yep! Thanks for catching that! :P

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  3. That looks like so much fun! Great photos!

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  4. I've absolutely love these posts! I have a soft spot for abandon places. Is there a story as to why this one was abandon and everything was just left there? Thanks so much for sharing! Also, congrats on your new place!

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    1. Ya know, I'm not sure of the story. A quick glance at google didn't tell me too much either. I'm sure I could do some digging though!

      Thanks Nicole! :)

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  5. What in the fuck, I am so jealous of this school photo trip, like you don't even know. CHEERLEADER UNIFORMS? BOWLING PINS? GRAFFITI? OLD SCHOOL CASSETTE TAPES FOR SOME REASON? Ugh.

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  6. The schools there must not be anywhere near as poor as the ones here if they can just waste all of that useful stuff. Sad how hard some places have to fight for funding while others squander it.

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  7. These pictures are so awesome! I am just dying to know the stories these walls could tell. Think of everything they have seen both in action and abandoned!
    Jordyn
    Pretty Lovely

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  8. So sad, and such a waste of resources that could be donated and used elsewhere. If I were a taxpayer in that district, I'd be mighty annoyed.

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  9. These pictures are really cool! They are all so mysterious; you can tell this school has an interesting story.

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  10. These are incredible. It's as if you went on a "holiday," but you stayed local the entire time! Wow!

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  11. Wow this is so awesome. I've got to admit it seems quite tranquil and calm even throughout all the mess and abondoness.
    Lauren | OhHay Blogs!
    xxx

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  12. Awesome! Love these! It makes me want to find the nearest abandoned school and do a photoshoot! ;-)

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  13. Ok, this is literally the best thing you have ever posted. In my opinion. :D
    Just wow. The photos are so good! I can't believe the vividness of the colours in an abandoned school. Are those headphones? How are they so clean.
    And the graffiti? How is it so bright despite the fact that the layers on it are pealing. It looks like a time paradox. Just love it.
    How did you find this place?

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  14. Oh man, the school sounds like such a dream! I'm so envious, I've wanted to visit an abandoned school for soooo long. I love the photos of the cassettes and the old headphones! There's an old abandoned hospital right near my house that my friends and I have tried to explore, but it's under construction to become condos so you could see that most of the walls had been demolished. It was still pretty cool from the outside though! I absolutely love seeing all these photos :)

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  15. Abandoned places have so much mystery in them. I love those posts!

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  16. seriously, it's so crazy how good all your photos from all three posts are! AMAZING. looove. you have such a good eye! kinda trippin, though how all this stuff just got left there. so eerie!

    --Leeds
    at this volume

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  17. Great Pictures!!! What an awesome little adventure!

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  18. I'd love to explore like you guys do. There's a really awesome abandoned high school here in Knoxville, but it's on a really sketchy side of town and I'm afraid of what I might encounter in there. Such a chicken! Maybe one day I'll face my fears.

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  19. These posts are beyond amazing - go explore all of the abandoned buildings so I can live vicariously through you <3

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  20. dang, i'd be a sucker for those old books and paper ephemera! looks like a fun adventure— the peeling paint, lighting, and colors are all gorgeous!

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  21. That was excellent! Though I must add to the general puzzlement as to why all that stuff was just left there. Makes me think of Chernobyl (images of which I also find mighty fascinating), though I don't think there has been any nuclear/other bombs type scare in your area, has there?

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  22. Ah I've loved these posts, I really hope I find an adventure like this in the summer <3

    The Quirky Queer

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  23. I'd love to find places like this!

    Lucy x

    lucy-jane-x.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. The gym looks fun! Haunted at all, though? I also REALLY love that "Think" piece. I may nab it for my own background, if you don't mind??

    xo Ashley
    thetiniestfirecracker.com

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