Resurrected Cereal Remains

Your general enthusiasm may wax and wane ever so slightly but the reality is that once you’ve photographed a few abandoned and forgotten buildings for the sake of an interesting adventure, I think there’s no denying you’re always likely to go back to a newly discovered dormant structure and do it again. Certainly, anytime anyone gets up in the morning earlier than one would like, drags oneself across town to do things one wouldn't ordinarily do in one's leisure time signifies there’s a deep-rooted fascination somewhere.

The rundown landscape inside did very little to dispel our anxieties because as far as I was concerned, we had already endured enough to get in and to walk away without the courtesy of exploring was not an option. The floors were surprisingly not strewn with footprints as it had been in other vacant places we've visited. In fact, the only thing present in a larger-than-expected dose was utter silence.

Sitting here, selecting words, letter by letter, on the keyboard with the explicit intention of telling you about something we did is difficult because while all of us were merely people equipped with cameras who happen to have a fetish for the decayed, there was an instance where I considered that maybe our hobby serves another very important purpose.

Sometimes all of us in general are too busy building and creating the “new” that we fail to pause and see the history that’s being buried along the way. Overall I believe the sentiment that drives us is the possibility of uncovering a spot that not many know about and the ability to share it through our photographs. Some of these places we’ve visited are still surrounded by the world with people commuting by them everyday and yet they’re ignored by most of the population.

There didn't seem to be much informaton on this building when I researched it but having been able to expose the obscure and resurrected some life where it once existed was a rather appealing experience especially you do it with friends who share a similar fascination.

To view the rest of the photographs, feel free to visit the Cereal Remain set on Flickr.