Monday, May 29, 2006

Cavernous graffiti temple

On last Thursday's walk, Dylan led us into a spooky abandoned warehouse in Liberty Village. We thought there might be people living in there, or at least raccoons, but (some rustling noises in dark corners notwithstanding) we seemed to be the only lifeforms inside. It was nearly pitch dark, the graffiti-encrusted walls illuminated only by the flashes from our cameras: it was like walking into a chainsaw slasher movie. I noticed large dark forms lying here and there on the ground, and had to take a photo to figure out what they were. The unexpected answer: old Christmas trees.

Jamie of jbwarehouse was along for his first walk -- have a look at his fine blogpost, with lots of pictures. And check out this amazing 30-second exposure of the warehouse interior, by Jason.


Blogger dave h said...

You're all very brave! I could never have done that. I would have gone through that open door at Guildwood Park - it's daylight - but not sure I could have gone into an empty warehouse at night.

And what would the title of the slasher movie be if it's Chrismas trees that are lying on the ground?The Toronto Chainsaw Massacre?

9:44 a.m., May 31, 2006  
Blogger Nadia said...

It's easy to be brave when there are a dozen of you! But as Jamie describes in his blogpost, there was a hilarous moment when about 5 of us were just hovering in the doorway, and we heard SOMETHING rustling about in a dark corner of the warehouse, and we all turned as one and ran out again. Oh yes, very brave!

11:24 a.m., May 31, 2006  
Anonymous Chris Orbz said...

If this is the warehouse I think it is, it's got a special place in the hearts of a good number of people I know... and has now been demolished. Me and my gf went there for a photo shoot to find it half-destroyed, with construction workers on site.

12:40 p.m., October 27, 2007  

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