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My friend Heather posted some really cool ethereally industrially photos of hers. It reminded me that I never posted my second batch of jtown.

This was a building I found a ways away from downtown Jamestown, NY, last summer. At the time, though I'd never admit it, I was suffering from the extended isolation and had taken to wandering back streets, old industrial sites, and following the railroad broken tracks. I was delighted when I found this place, because it's old and historical, but also decaying and terrifying! The next day I went back to it with my camera.

I still have no clue as to what this awesome thing is.

When I showed these photos to Gary, who knows a hell of a lot more than me, he told me that all the furniture was actually made in Jamestown, back when businesses outsourced a whole lot less and Western New York had a healthier economy in general. I imagine an older Jamestown that's a great place to be between Buffalo and Chicago, and people wearing porkpie hats and talking like Humphrey Bogart.

For the record, I didn't move around or touch anything while I was there. This was like this when I found it.

I wanted to hold a rave here so badly.

Squatters think they're soo funny.

A few weeks later, when I took Digger to this place, we finally did actually go up that ladder. Needless to say, not much up there. Just a random filing cabinet.

There are a lot more photos, but most of them are blurry because my hands were shaking. It's freaky in that place! After I spent the afternoon in this building taking photos, I saw "Pan's Labyrinth" in the theatre. That was NOT a good combination.
so cool and giant!

digger and i went back to that place a while i was still in jamestown, and we found a way into the basement (that didn't involve jumping through a big hole in the cement floor). there were blueprints for a bunch of machines there! i didn't have my camera, and it was too dark to take pictures anyway.