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There was a second structure probably for the "help". By "help" I mean gardener, maid, nanny etc.




Baby shoe








Kids pants



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I've worked with John Law on several projects. This is one cool, hard working and knowledgeable cat


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Two Explorers Present Books and Images from 30 Years of Infiltration History




San Francisco, CA – John Law and Jonathan Haeber are a generation apart but they have a common interest. Their exploits have taken them from the top of the Golden Gate Bridge, to the depths of underground nuclear missile bases, to the now-dismantled Neverland Ranch. On January 6th at 8 p.m. the two aficionados of infrastructure and building hacking will talk about their books and present images from a combined 30-year saga of photographing and exploring the off-limits sections of the Bay Area’s built environment.


Law is best-known as a founder of such avant-garde San Francisco institutions as the Cacophony Society and Burning Man. He was a charter initiate into the Suicide Club, and recently published The Space Between (Furnace Press, 2008, ISBN 978-0-9772742-4-1).


Haeber has been visiting restricted and abandoned sites for over a decade. In 2009, his nighttime photos of Neverland Ranch were viewed by millions, gaining new meaning upon the death of Michael Jackson and the dismantlement and liquidation of the theme park. Haeber’s work has appeared in The New Yorker online, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, Der Spiegel, the San Francisco Chronicle, and National Geographic News. His book, Grossinger’s: City of Refuge and Illusion (Furnace Press, 2010, ISBN 978-0-9772742-8-4) tells the story of America’s most iconic Catskills institution – a city unto itself that has remained decaying after the 1986 bankruptcy of the pleasure resort.


“At the heart of what I do is a deep commitment to discovery and adventure,” said Haeber. “John [Law] has been a pioneer in redefining what discovery means over a century after Frederick Jackson Turner declared the death of the frontier, and I’m honored to be speaking with him.”


Law and Haeber will be presenting their images and signing copies of their books at Chez Poulet Gallery (3359 Cesar Chavez St, San Francisco) at 8 p.m. on Thursday, January 6th, 2010. You can also purchase the books directly from Furnace Press.



Julia Solis


1205 Manhattan Avenue, Unit 1212

Brooklyn, NY 11222

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Just watched a documentary called Urban Explorers:Into the Darkness, it's on Netflix instant right now. I highly suggest it.

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saw this picture in the flickr thread, traced it back to its source and been reading about these for a bit, pretty awesome



sea forts built in the 1940's, at one point there were three sets of these, and four more simpler navy forts further out to sea.







boat tour of three forts



more pictures, etc





blog by a guy who lived on one of the forts in 2005



bunch more pictures and stuff out there, google

also some pretty cool pirate radio history on some of these things

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Probably the coolest abandoned place I've ever been--all these pics are from the same location:




























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If you ever want to get your mind blown take a trip to Detroit, there's some amazing shit there.


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Always happy to see this thread pop up in my subscription box :-)

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