all who wander are not lost

I went out to Maybury State Park (former Maybury Tuberculosis Sanitorium) to kick around for building fragments last Sunday. I came across this abandoned farm structure ruin on some State prison land. Pretty cool, but the prison property just wasnt very inviting for impromptu exploring.

I went to the Seven Mile Road (south) side of Maybury and parked my car. This was the original entry way – I think where the big gate was. The original road is buried in the brush on the other side of the fence.

Two stone brick structures remain from this gate area along Seven Mile Road.

Well, we had some violent storms move through on Sunday…I chose to be outdoors in the highest geological point in the tri-county area when it struck.

I turned west to witness the above scene, dirt and debris coming at me at about 75 miles per hour. I ran to take cover behind a nearby tree – I covered my face and head with my shirt, and covered my camera. The dirt and debris raged past me like a sandblaster.

I looked up facing east to see the wall of rain that slammed into me after the initial sand and debris. Yeah, in what could have been my last moments here on earth, I managed to snap several photos.

Hey – if Im going to die holding my camera – there’ll be a photo of it, dammit…..

The Flag is Back

Okay Survival Crackas – whatup mang ? What the hell flag is this anyway ? – it looks like Italy or something, I dont know.

-ADDENDUM:

Okay, Ive been alerted by readers that this is the flag of Mexico.

The story of the flag is that the Urban Exploration supergroup SurvivalCrackas usually has their flag hoisted atop the United Artists building. Theirs was removed and replaced with an upsidedown United Nations flag – a type of protest. So theres that little power struggle of planting the flag up there.

The significance of the Mexican flag could be for a number of reasons. My guess is that the person who hoisted the Mex flag also left this message to Survival Crackas on the front of the building.

Now, that smiley head with the crossed out mouth is an old tag thats around in several buildings – including the UA. It usually is inscribed with “2012 – are you ready?”. It is an Armageddon date from Mayan mythology I believe.

Take a good look at the United Artists building some time if you have not already. ( I will do a comprehensive post soon for you out of towners ) Almost all the windows are adorned with Mayan glyphs which I think are from the Mayan calendar.

It is my guess that the artist who rendered the glyphs also hoisted this flag and left the note for the SCs. I assume he/she is of mexican or south american indian descent, and the flag is a nationalistic pride statement.

11 Responses to Staightline Winds

  • i read that some homeless guy lived in that building some time ago and he painted all the windows, not this group of newbs who keep taking our flag down. theyre just taking credit for it cuz theyve painted a couple of windows recently.

    i doubt theyre mexican, they cant spell easy spanish words and use american punctuation.
    id bet its someone that we know and doesnt like us anymore, or some newbs tryna make a name for themselves.
    theyre not even worth the 60 seconds i used to type this post

  • yeah, Red & i saw that last weekend. we went up there and apparently someone took offense to our flag being there. there were a bunch of hilarious anti-SC messages written all over the roof…ahahhahah, urbex turf warz! funny. this is like the third time our flag has been torn down and replaced. the padlocks that get put on the pole after every flagraising just keeps getting bigger and bigger…kinda like “comparing lock sizes.” the one thats on there now is feckin HUGE! ahahah, at first we thought it was Mike Illitch’s guys removing our flag, so we kept putting it back, then padlocked it. oh well, we’ll take our revenge soon. mwah-hahahaaaa

    oh–just in case whoever it is reads this site (apparently Wide-Open crew), SC didnt have a problem with the upside-down UN flag. we kept it for further desecration…

    (and yes, i did go to the internet to bitch about it…just like you came here to read it, you Silly Wetbax)

  • To quote the random guy in the West Australian desert from the movie Gallipoli: “And they are welcome to it.”

  • Get used to that flag. We’re taking over. I swear by the ghost of Juarez that it’s true.

  • Damn I was 6 minutes too slow. Damn touch typing.

  • Maybe it was that Pedro fella?

  • Looking forward to hearing about the United Artists building.

  • It’s the Mexican flag.

  • that is the flag of Mexico

  • That’s a Mexican Flag.

  • Looks to be the flag of Mexico. Any significance?