On the first day the bf and I came to Baton Rouge back in July to look at rentals, a most intriguing old building caught my eye. It was an abandoned Turkish Baths/ old-time health spa. It was to become my ABR white whale. I couldn't find it for months after moving here. Not having a vehicle certainly didn't help matters. But recently, I finally found it again, and I believe the area is called Beauregardtown.
This was in an area of town that let's just say, I felt a bit conspicuous. No matter. That wouldn't keep me from the find. I believe the top of this wall says SLENDERIZING SAUNA. I'm thinking about those boxes people hung out in in those early moving pictures, where just their heads stuck out, and they'd come out all small.
So like I said...a part of town I'm not in too much.
Some guy in a pickup stopped and spoke to me in such a thick accent I honestly had no idea what he was saying. Finally I offered up my "I'm an art student" excuse for the second time, and it worked again. Satisfied, he drove off.
It says something about HEALTH over this front door. But when I saw this black cat hanging out, it was time to scram.