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Today was a sad day indeed. George A. Romero passed away. I can say with quite a bit of happiness that I passed many an hour watching Romero’s movies starting with the black and white Night of the Living Dead which scared the crap out of me at the age of 10. His Zombie movies made the genre possible, we’d not have The Walking Dead without his pioneering vision. If your not familiar with Romero’s many movies here is a link to the Master’s filmography https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_A._Romero_filmography

 

4th of July 2017

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A previous location is revisited. Previously I’d explored this house with my buddy Justin and I’d been wanting to go back. So this Fourth of July fellow photographer Jay Farrell and I did just that. Unlike my previous visit I noticed a rather unwelcoming sign of concrete and earth piled up to make the parking a bit less accessible, rude. But oh well small cars win the day.

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The side door from outside, notice the skeleton key lock! Vintage!

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From the inside that door isn’t quite as inviting.

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I think perhaps the piano was played a little too hard at some point, what’s on the boob tube? A little down the hall I come across an appropriate holiday card, don’t you think?

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and a little farther up the hall….

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If I thought the side door looked menacing I was left praying no one would come through the front.

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Feeling a pressure to my bladder I sought out the bathroom, but decided to hold it and well no taking a bath here either.

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Let’s head upstairs…

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Up….

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Well yes, it was rough looking on the 1st floor.

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New graffiti!!!!

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Looking as creepy as the other front door. Even the graffiti is scared senseless.

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To the left, the Box room.

To the right a gateway to Hell.

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Hmmmm, structural problems?

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Perhaps we’ll go back down?

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Let’s go out back n see what’s there!

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No going this way…

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Okay it took a bit of hiking through a mini jungle but Jay and myself finally found the back porch. Not easy to say the least.

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The porch needs some DIY Love. Pretty sure that fuse boxes are not supposed to be used for nesting.

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I guess this is the door to the bathroom. I imagine whomever knocked the door down they really had to go, butt in the END were denied do to a blockage!

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There are more pics, but this is enough for now. I hope you enjoyed this revisit of a previous exploration.

 

 

ALIEN CONTAGION

When I was 9 I went to the movies with my cousins and watched Alien by Ridley Scott and loved it. Over the years I’ve seen all the movies in the Alien Franchise including Prometheus and the recent Alien Covenant. With the exception of Alien 3 I thought them all to be amazing. Last night I decided to do a small homage to Alien, I call it Alien Contagion. Enjoy.

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Featuring Funko Pop Heads

All shot with a FujiFilm X-E1 with a Nikon lens.

Lighting sources: Small multi colored battery lights placed into the water, Large Tap light and a brass backed candle holder.

A quick trip down Woodbury Rd

Old Woodbury Road held quite a few memories for me. My family would travel to Woodbury, TN every couple of weeks to see my Grandparents on my Dad’s side. It seemed like a long trip and one that to me went on forever. About two decades ago The State of Tennessee put in a new four lane highway from my town Murfreesboro to Woodbury and what was once a long ordeal became a pretty speedy one. Every once in a while I like to take a trip down Old Woodbury Road. There was a roadside restaurant called Pope Taylors, a BBQ place that from what my Dad told me was a bit of a trouble spot but made the best BBQ you ever wish you had. I hope you enjoy the photos.

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FETE GHEDE

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This is a tale of a foolish Magician who wanted to rise in power and fame. Too bad he lacked the patience to do so the right way. Instead the foolish man choose to contact the Loa, Voodoo spirits who granted him his wish for a price. Who knows what that price was, but whatever it was he had to pay for the Loa’s favor before Fete Ghede. If he was late repaying the Loa Baron Kriminel would feast upon his soul! As you can see the magician failed to repay the Voodoo spirits and the Baron possessed him, forced him to try and devour a volunteer from his audience.  At the height of his fame, the Magician fell to the lowest heights, eventually he died broke, alone and insane.