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Big Fan?

Hi all,

First, thanks for joining me in this third year of Abandoned Baton Rouge. 

I finally made it into 2008 and created a Facebook page for ABR after I was alerted to a Baton Rouge memories page on Facebook running photos of places I've covered here, such as the Real Superstore and the Broadmoore Theater. Must say, I found that Facebook page to be suspiciously derivative of this blog. But at any rate, won't you be my fan

I want to thank everyone for the praise, insight, and memories you leave. I don't often respond to the comments, but I read every one with interest. And you are too kind--Lord knows a lot of the photos on here are not my best; in fact, I cringe to look back at many posts--never mind the fact that most of the time I don't even have interior access to the buildings I feature.


Thanks to the guy who brought me here to Louisiana in the first place, and to the birthday of Baby Jesus, I have a new camera--a much better one, without sand damage to the lens. And I have never been a trained photographer, but I've been slowly improving with practice. I have less than five months left living in BR, but I hope these will be productive months for the blog (and as always, I need your suggestions for sites to check out). So let's make these last few months count! 



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Thanks for the work you do. It's most appreciated.


Is this a reference to the movie Big Fan, starring Patton Oswalt?


Thank you for appreciating, Michael!

Kevin, yes! I haven't seen the movie yet, though.


It's awesome! I may be biased b/c the subject is close to my heart, but Patton Oswalt (and Michael Rappaport) are great! It's by the guy who did the Wrestler (& from the The Onion), & has that feel in parts.


Colleen, I stumbled upon your site a few weeks ago looking for old pictures of Fun Fair Park. I spent ALL day at work reading all of your posts! They took me back and I even forwarded some to my husband and dad. I will miss them when you leave. If I think of any sites or come across any, I will certainly let you know. I hope you've really enjoyed Baton Rouge and Louisiana as a whole since you've been here. Thanks for appreciating our city (or what's left of it) and good luck to you!

Nursing Pajamas

Abandoned but not a history. Thanks for posting this. You did a great job..

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