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THE APPROACH - the building stood alone in the middle of a demolished wasteland. Dark, broken windows and grafitti greeted all who came near.
PERIMETER INSPECTION - on the ground floor, all windows and doors were boarded up. Higher up, little glass remained in the windows.
BUILDING 9 - the only building left standing in the complex.
MIND THE FIRST STEP - it's a long way down. Look BEFORE you step through when opening the door.
POSSIBLE ENTRY - one way into the building, through a torn out board and up a portable staricase. Just watch the sharp glass.
NOT FIRST CLASS SEATING - can't put this tray in the upright position. Some old furniture, food trays and random debris littered this water-filled excavation.
FRACTURED LANDSCAPE - bent metal rods jut out of the ground where a building that once stood had been torn out. One could imagine the great machines pulling and tearing away at the building, leaving a big hole.
WATER PIT - rainwater steps in where once a building stood. Nature is quick to reclaim its land.
WAY BLOCKED - a pile of debris blocks this entrance.
DESCENT - an open door at the bottom of the dark stairway offers admittance. The sign above the stairwell once read "Safety First".
THE DARKNESS - Entering through the basement was scary. Only steps from the doorway, it was completely black. For a minute all was silent except the echoing creak of the building. Then there was the sound of a muffled thud from above. Then voices. Indistinct and quickly gone.
OUT OF ORDER - Were there others in the building? Were they friendly? Would they be aggressive or care about this intrusion? Obviously, many people had been here before.
THE FOYER - the curved, double staircase is one of the most interesting parts of this building. This scene shows the multitude of directions to explore. Up? Left? Right? Or back down through the musty darkness of the basement?
VIEW TO THE ROOM - after emerging from the darkness, colours began to show. Yellowed, peeling paint, dusty white debris from crumbling ceiling tiles and flashing fragments of glass painted a dreary picture of the building's interior.
SHATTERED - broken windows. Looks like pellet holes in there too. As much glass lay on the floor inside as it did outside on the ground.
RUBBLE - crumbling, white pasty debris. Most of it probably from crushed ceiling tiles, judging from the black rectangular spaces above.
GAPING WIDE - a view from within the building, looking out at the sprawl of the city and the emptiness all around.
KODAK DOESN'T LIVE HERE - someone wrote this on the door. The end of the film era brought an end to this building being used as a workplace.
CEILING FAN - remnants of objects that remind us that this place was once used everyday.
DARK STAIRWELL - which way? Up or down?
ROOM OF FEATHERS - someone strung feathers in this room. Perhaps to use it as a photoshoot.
DESK - the only piece of intact furniture in this room. Just because it's intact, doesn't mean it hasn't been altered. Someone wrote a message on it...
FEATHER - walking through the empty corridors, littered with debris...turning corners and finding empty rooms or locked doors or broken shelving...It was like walking through a dream. You don't know where you're going in a dream or what's going to happen next.
STAIRWELL #2 - away from the wide windows, gloom recaptures the staircase.
TOP FLOOR - some old equipment still occupies the highest spot in the building.
BATTERED DOOR - someone wanted to get through this door very badly.
MORE WRECKAGE - seeing a large empty space littered with debris only exaggerates the slow decay.
TATTERED CURTAIN CALL - this building has a large gymnasium with a stage at one end. Still hanging from the stage are tattered curtains. Who knows what ghosts put on productions late at night?
LIGHT ENTERS - a tiny hole in the wall barely provides minimal illumination in this dim corridor.
FLY AWAY - time to leave and fly away. Are the pigeons the only permanent residents of this building?
PARTING GLANCE & THE MYSTERIOUS WATCHER - one last look at the building before leaving. Upon close inspection, a mysterious figure can be seen standing on the rooftop... What compels us to visit something that has been cast away? Are we archaeologists for our own time? Perhaps it is a reminder we are here temporarily and eventually, our marks on this world will fade too.