Sometimes in Baton Rouge, you see an abandoned gas station / auto repair shop like this one, just after Gustav...
...and it's got a lot of crap lying around, including in this case, a pom-pom.
But overall, big whoop.
Other times, like this new view of another abandoned auto shop (courtesy of the hurricane), it's appealing in a beautiful decay way and even reveals some hidden cars.
Still others might have interesting guts, but you can't see in.
I even have one additional car shop in the coffers, but it's part of the next post.
But all of the above are trumped by the creep factor of the following ex- gas station/ auto sales & repair shop, Greenwell Auto Sales.
All fairly standard so far. Inside was where it took a disturbing turn.
I can't claim to understand the decoration motives of the owner of this place, but he seemed to want customers to know he contributed to charities? Although...after the ravages of time, sunlight, and moisture, it looks a lot more sinister.
Also, someone had been living there, but not in a while; the mattress was damaged beyond use. But that person had occupied some of his or her time looking through this yearbook from 1982.
I tried to do the same, but the pages had fused into one solid, molded, mildewed mass. That was when my camera battery ran out, or I'd have a photo of the other, even more damaged yearbook as well.