Wisconsin

Foreclosed Hotel

Posted by on December 7, 2010 at 8:48 pm
Key 170

Normally when I go to an urbex location it has been abandoned for quite some time. This definitely was not the case this time around. This hotel was foreclosed upon sometime in early 2010. From the looks of it, the employer ran out of time to remove their property. The pool was still half full […]

King James Jesse Strang

Posted by on November 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm
Strangite Church

On July 8, 1850 James Jesse Strang was crowned King. To this day he holds the illustrious honor of being the only person crowned as a monarch on United States soil. Six years later he was shot in broad daylight in front of apathetic witnesses. Let’s rewind… In February, 1844 Strang becomes  a member of […]

Abandoned Brodhead

Posted by on October 29, 2010 at 4:23 am
Home

Precise location not marked… keep reading. Sometimes the key to finding an urbex location is to develop a keen instinct for signs along the road. Why does that isolated patch of trees have an electrical box by the curb? Why does the gravel extend beyond the side of the road? Can you sit in the […]

Urbex Photo Award

Posted by on August 4, 2010 at 6:23 pm
Who Are You?

The above photo won the Best of Category for Animals in the Fiskum Art Gallery – Summer Scenes Photo Contest at UW-Whitewater today. When I explain what urbex is to some, they just can’t see how it could be more than just exploring decaying abandoned buildings. Animals are not a subject I normally photograph. Sometimes, […]

The Day Kennedy Was Shot

Posted by on July 12, 2010 at 7:37 am
The Day Kennedy Was Shot - Nov. 22, 1963

This photo was taken in an abandoned farmhouse in the Koshkonong, WI area. The property still has occupants and I did ask for permission to shoot on their land. The property owners do not wish to share their address and I must honor their wishes. The house itself was in really bad shape. Water damage […]

Abandoned Ford Truck in La Grange, WI

Posted by on July 5, 2010 at 9:16 pm
Ready for Service

Wisconsin is blessed with a dearth of old barns throughout the countryside. Driving from my home to Madison, Milwaukee, or Green Bay means I’ll pass one eventually. Taking a few minutes to explore the backroads often leads to fantastic findings. Above is a beautiful old Ford truck that appears as though it hasn’t moved an […]

Abandoned Trailer Farm

Posted by on June 29, 2010 at 12:05 pm
Make Yourself at Home

The first time I came across this trailer in Baraboo, Wisconsin I learned a valuable lesson. Always, always, always check your camera batteries before leaving the house. The battery in my main camera was completely dead on arrival. To make matters worse, my trusty backup  camera was also toast. I had to settle with shooting […]

Urbex in Your Backyard

Posted by on June 15, 2010 at 11:12 am
McDonald's Hamburgers

Getting a start in urbex can be as easy as looking around your own hometown. As a kid I grew up in Green Bay, Wisconsin. It wasn’t until I moved out in college that I began to appreciate all the unique history the city had to offer. (No, I don’t care about the historical Green […]

Abandoned Farmhouse in Janesville, WI

Posted by on May 19, 2010 at 12:26 am
Abandoned Janesville

In the interest of preservation the exact location of this farmhouse will not be shared. It is a fairly easy to find if you’re willing to drive around Janesville, Wisconsin. Hop on your motorcycle and you’ll be triumphant. (That’s a hint.) This weekend I stumbled upon an abandoned farmhouse. Rural exploration (rurex) sites often yield […]

Sullivan Home

Posted by on May 13, 2010 at 1:53 pm
Deutsch für Alle

These photos were taken on a property outside of Sullivan, WI. The property appears to be kept up, albeit infrequently. It is clear that no one lives on the property because old mail has piled up by the doors.