Greetings, Derelict here (used to comment as Derelict Sensation), and I'd like to share with you a very personal building with you guys.
You see, in the city I am fortunate to live in, history is VERY important. the historic waterfront area has many old homes that are, for the most part, in great condition. I believe the buildings are protected on the grounds that, well, they're old and some are historically significant.
That's the power plant, which provided power to the Hercules Powder company. I don't exactly know what happened to it, but there isn't much left. Bricks, rusted out equipment, and that's about it. I first saw this on a ridealong at about 3 in the morning - I lit up the building with a spotlight (watching for some damned kids) and was infatuated with the shell.
The trains still pass on through.
And now, ladies and gentlemen, the HPC Offices (affectionately called "The Brick Building").
I would like to show you some more of my photos, but the monkeys at my local one-hour photo hut graciously scratched my negatives and printed my friggin' black and white pictures green
. Does anyone have any solutions to help me with my current negatives problem?
Anyway, words cannot describe the beauty of this place. Marble doorway. Absolutely amazing. Smooth, high-quality stuff. The inside is even better - however, the day I was in there (SWAT training w/ citizens' academy), I didn't have my camera :cry:. It's very well kept inside, except for dust (lots of it), scattered paper, and two pieces of grafiti. Every officer that's been in the basement for a prolonged period of time has reported some kind of uneasy feeling and some have heard footsteps, etc. Well, I was standing in the basement (everything is dark, windows are boarded, I didn't have a flashlight), when I felt the reverberations of footsteps behind me. I turned around - disoriented citizen? Hello? anybody?
But anyway, the building will most definitely be saved.