Long Ago Ohio

Day 154 / Mile 17,805

Not taking the advice of the 90's pop group TLC, I went chasing those waterfalls in Upstate New York. But really, why not? Waterfalls are wonderful and powerful places, with often serene opportunities for clearing your mind. Then the song No Scrubs pops in my head, dammit.

I set off to Ohio to get back into the "urbex" scene, much like my adventures in Detroit and central New York. This time I went in a little more cautious, knowing the warmer weather brings out potential predators in these environments. 

 I had to skip over the Pennsylvania border again for a short distance first.

I had to skip over the Pennsylvania border again for a short distance first.

 Oh hey, Ohio.

Oh hey, Ohio.

  My 1st location was an abandoned building   in a sketchy neighborhood of   Cleveland, the Warner and Swasey Observatory.

My 1st location was an abandoned building in a sketchy neighborhood of Cleveland, the Warner and Swasey Observatory.

  The observatory was in use until the 1950's until Cleveland grew so large the light pollution rendered it useless.

The observatory was in use until the 1950's until Cleveland grew so large the light pollution rendered it useless.

  The architecture of this   building is amazing. S  tory is that somebody bought it 10 years ago to remodel in a residence, but due to fraud was sent to prison. Today i  t remains in   decay.

The architecture of this building is amazing. Story is that somebody bought it 10 years ago to remodel in a residence, but due to fraud was sent to prison. Today it remains in decay.

 They just don't make them like they used to...

They just don't make them like they used to...

 Though the sun was setting and getting dark, I couldn't leave without taking a peak inside.

Though the sun was setting and getting dark, I couldn't leave without taking a peak inside.

 I forgot my ghost rape whistle, so I bounced out. 

I forgot my ghost rape whistle, so I bounced out. 

 Somebody drop their wig? 

Somebody drop their wig? 

 A dump, or street art installation?

A dump, or street art installation?

 This use to be a pedestrian suspension bridge that connected two feuding neighborhoods of different cultures, and during a riot the wooden walkway was burned. Now it's just the rusted skeleton over a deep ravine, which I wasn't about to scramble over.

This use to be a pedestrian suspension bridge that connected two feuding neighborhoods of different cultures, and during a riot the wooden walkway was burned. Now it's just the rusted skeleton over a deep ravine, which I wasn't about to scramble over.

 On the outskirts of the city are a couple abandoned malls, which aren't wanted to be tourist attractions.

On the outskirts of the city are a couple abandoned malls, which aren't wanted to be tourist attractions.

 Lots of foodcourt gangsters used to walk through these doorways.

Lots of foodcourt gangsters used to walk through these doorways.

 Which door will it be???

Which door will it be???

 How many years of bad luck did this rock thrower get??!!

How many years of bad luck did this rock thrower get??!!

 My parking section.

My parking section.

 Must have ran out of paint, let me finish that for you.  ...er.

Must have ran out of paint, let me finish that for you.  ...er.

 Found the bridge to nowhere.

Found the bridge to nowhere.

 I hope they put more effort into the business and food than the branding.

I hope they put more effort into the business and food than the branding.

 Sign, we ain't gunna pay somebody to make us a sign!

Sign, we ain't gunna pay somebody to make us a sign!

 Didn't get an Indiana state border sign, but got saw this instead.

Didn't get an Indiana state border sign, but got saw this instead.

 Just incase you forgot.

Just incase you forgot.