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at the drive in

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Last week Jeff and I went to the drive in. We didn't get to catch a movie but we did have one heck of an awesome time. I've actually never been to a drive in, let alone an abandoned one. The screen has long since been removed but there's still lots to see there including the dilapidated remnants of the concession stand, which is actually a decent sized building, and a spooky playground.
It was a super fun little adventure, perhaps one of my favorite to date for quite a few reasons. We actually weren't 100% sure how to get there. As we walked along side a building we spotted three deer, which I, of course, squealed over. When we got too close for their comfort they ran through some brush showing us the hole in the fence that we just happened to be looking for. If it weren't for them we most likely wouldn't have even known it was there! Thanks guys!
I'm kind of weird about shooting photos in front of Jeff. I suppose I just feel intimated since he's a wonderful photographer. This always leads to me either wandering away from him or just not really shooting as much as I'd like (Yeah, definitely a stupid thing I need to get over!) This day I just wandered away from him to shoot. As I walked around the outside of the building I happened look down at the ground and there was a perfect skull! Just a little bit of dried flesh that was easily pulled off but otherwise absolutely clean. It was like it was waiting on me to find it! That was just the icing on the cake of my wonderful day.
xoxo

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11 thoughts

  1. These are absolutely gorgeous, what an amazing place. I just wanted to say that I am really loving all these abandoned places/city photography posts you've been making recently, it's great seeing around Cleveland, really inspiring stuff.

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  2. Man I'm so jealous of how many neat abandoned places are in your town! Haha. I don't think you need to be worried about taking pictures in front of him, your photography is so amazing! I love how you captured the atmosphere in these photos.

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  3. The playground is super creepy but pretty awesome too!

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  4. Keep in mind that you're a gaddamn amazing photographer! But I'm the same way about shooting in front of people. I don't even like taking photos in front of strangers, haha.

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  5. There's an old, abandoned drive-in movie cinema in my home town in Australia! Such fun to explore, huh. We used to sneak my dad's house spray paints and try our hand at graffiti or make our own music videos there. We also once saw dingo lurking around. Old drive-ins are the best for mysterious or spooky adventures :)

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  6. I actually just got engaged at a drive-in! And you should try to find a still-running one in your area because they're so much fun!

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  7. Amazing pictures!

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  8. Epic! I adore your abandoned places photos! I'd totally buy a coffee table sized book of your photos!

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  9. Another abandoned place, wow you really find em good! By the way I have seen Jeff's instagram and you are so right he is amazing but you are too, so don't hold back do what you always do! :) Can't wait to see more of your adventures <3

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  10. I get nervous shooting around pretty much anyone, so I totally get what you mean. These are lovely photos! You have such a good eye for abandoned places c:

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  11. This is really hauntingly beautiful...But it's so sad that a drive in has been left abandoned! One of my crazy dreams is to own one of those one day! You're a wonderful photographer, no worries :)

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