The Woodmen Circle Home was our second urban exploration of last year. This orphanage was built in the 1930's and though it has been gutted and neglected, it still stands today near Sherman Texas.
Like so many other abandoned beauties in Texas, there is no way to view the inside of this building except an exclusive members only tour given once a year. Given that I had already missed the tour, we decided it wouldn't be too risky to just jump a nearby fence and run the field between them. I have to admit that there is quite a thrill in sneaking onto these gorgeous properties in broad daylight. A little adrenaline rush is good for the soul. Anyways, there wasn't a lot left to find thanks to the elements and spray paint toting youth. However there was a lot of interesting decay and mess everywhere that we happen to love.
One of my favorite shots of the day was a brick wall that someone has spray painted, "I am still waiting" on. Given the history of the building, it struck a cord with me. Not that I'm condoning tagging/vandalism in any way.
The whole exploration only took about thirty minutes, and we didn't get a TON of interesting shots, but I did snap one that VoguePhoto liked so I'd say day was well spent.
There is so much to do and see and photograph. How will we ever manage to capture it all?