The old ball and chain and I recently checked out a few more sites around Choctaw Drive, an area with no shortage of abandoned buildings. You might even say it's chock full of them. Wocka Wocka! The train above is next to the apparently abandoned LA Office Supply Warehouse.
Next up is Patton's Plaza, a former carpeting and flooring store/ childcare facility. (You know: one of those!)
Inside the flo' sto':
And the daycare.
We also hit up a building which was formerly a Hancock Bank and also possibly a police station.
Quick: does this ATM work or not?
I guessed not, but it was still operational.In fact, we saw a crackhead someone walk up and try to use it.
Here's the drive through.
The bulletproof glass window held up pretty well.
Inside the drive through:
And, holding the camera inside the window, another view. HULK SMASH
Further around the back, nature is reclaiming the landscaping.
Here's a rear view of the building.
Turning from that view to face the second building that the bridge stretches over to, we found...oh dear.
To the right, inside the bars, I don't even know what was growing in this garden. It looked like large pods were hanging down.
And looking up, the overhead walkway/ bridge, complete with festive holiday lights.
Beyond the (unremarkable) secondary building, even more nature was reclaiming the site.
Now for the front of the main building. In the main entrance alcove, we had the typical sitting crate (no need to picture that yet again). Looking inside was the second circular seating unit documented on this blog, although the first one, at the Bellemont Motor Lodge, was much cuter.
Just as I was taking this photo, the f and I were undergoing a mumbled interview from a very sleepy pedestrian. Time to get on the road again.