|This complex of goverment buildings was abandoned many years ago. It's hard to get a sense of scale with no cars around, but the pictures will expand on this image as we go on.|
|Entering the place was easy enough. While the complex is surrounded by a barbed wire fence, there's a gaping hole through it big enough to drive a van through. (I know this for a fact. Stay tuned for details.)|
|One of the buildings on the edge of the complex.|
|A look down the side of the place at some of the other buildings we'll get to later.|
|While things looked reasonably okay outside, it was something of a mess in many of these buildings due to a combination of the elements, vandals, and scavengers.|
|Most of the complex consisted of basic office space.|
|Knocked-out ceiling tiles are usually an indication that scavengers have been through the place stealing the metal and/or fixtures. Either that or you have seriously huge rats, man.|
|Since there were no goverment vehicles in the "Only Gov't Vehicles In This Area" area, I'm guessing the government took the day off.|
|You know a place has been abandoned for a while when you have to mow the pavement.|
|More evidence of scavengers.
Alternatively: At the going-away party, they threw some really, really big confetti.
|A lot of the equipment looked stripped down as well.|
|Like this sculpture of Nicole Richie.|
|That was some party! Actually, much of this is likely from the scavengers. Although there were beer bottles clustered about here and there, soft drinks and sports drink bottles were a more ubiquitous find, something you would expect to be left behind by manual laborers...|
|...because tearing shit up like this works up a real thirst.|
|Continue to Part II|