The Military Subdivision, cont'd
Continuing where we left off...

Surprisingly, a few of the houses left behind some junk.  I presume they knew that the subdivision was to be abandoned, so it was safe to simply leave what they didn't plan to bring.  No need to worry about putting things on the curb even.

Or maybe they were just poor housekeepers.  Who knows?

Thanks for getting in the shot, Gus.

But leaving behind photos?  That just blows my mind.  Ever since Katrina, I have everything scanned into the computer and then have multiple on- and off-site backups.  The reality that you can lose your past kind of makes you paranoid.  Some people don't seem to care so much though.

I would love to see how these folks pack for a vacation.

Just to contrast another house with the one above.

Here's another example of a nearly dismantled house though.  It seems they took everything including the kitchen sink.

Here we have a dug-up sidewalk.  There were several places where other things were dug up around houses, particularly the air conditioning units.

Stangely enough, there was no broken window effect.  There were no indications that anything was intentionally vandalized throughout the subdivision.  I'm not sure how much time passed between when it was abandoned and our visit, but I never saw anything like you would expect, let alone a house being torched for kicks.

An example of one of the abducted AC units.

Another dug-up drive.  What gives?

More mysterious holes.  Where are Mulder and Scully when you need them?

In the distance a Wal-mart and Sam's Club were going up.

Check out the fill in the distance from the construction.  They went right up to and beyond the edge of the subdivision.

I don't know if they were planning to re-tile and quit or if they wanted to take the tiles with them.

One of those "WTF?" spots.  I'm going to assume this guy was an abstract expressionist and this was a "piece," but I could be wrong.

The mother lode.  This house was full of stoves that presumably had been yanked from other homes in the area.

Alexplored 10/23/05.
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