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Exploring Abandoned Packard Motor Plant Detroit Michigan USA

The Packard Automotive Plant is a former automobile-manufacturing factory in Detroit, Michigan where luxury cars were made by the Packard Motor Car Company and later by the Studebaker-Packard Corporation.

The Packard plant was opened in 1903 and at the time was considered the most modern automobile manufacturing facility in the world with skilled craftsmen involved in over eighty trades. The factory complex closed in 1958, though other businesses operated on the premises or used it for storage until the late 1990s.

A number of the outer buildings were in use by businesses up through the early 2000s. In 2010, the last remaining tenant, Chemical Processing, announced its intention to vacate the premises after 52 years.

Since its abandonment, the plant has been a haven for graffiti artists, urban explorers, paintballers and auto scrappers, and much of the wiring and other building material has been scavenged. In one incident, vandals pushed a dump truck from the fourth floor. Karen Nagher, the executive director of the nonprofit organization Preservation Wayne, stated that she was irked to see people come from “all over the world” to poke around Detroit. “Piece by piece, they’re disassembling those buildings, making it harder and harder to restore them”.

Despite many years of neglect and abuse, the reinforced concrete structures remain mostly intact and structurally sound. Portions of the upper floors of several small sections in various buildings have collapsed or been partly demolished and lay in ruins in the wake of several aborted attempts at demolition over the years.

Many films have been shot here including most recently scenes for the Michael Bay fifth Transformers movie, staring Mark Wahlberg.

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit
Packard Motor Plant Detroit

Dunure Castle Ayrshire Red Sky

Dunure through the rocks
Dunure through the rocks

Along the west coast of Scotland near the town of Ayr is Dunure Castle. A very scenic part of Scotland often overlooked in favour of the highlands of Scotland. The site dates back to the 13th century but the castle was built around the 15th century.

Photo taken with the 36mp Sony A7R, 24mm prime lens with a 52mm polarising filter. A single RAW file.

Waverley abbey ruins sunrise in the distance

The ruins of Waverley Abbey are managed today by English Heritage. The sign at the entrance to the ruins states that it was the inspiration for Sir Walter Scott’s novel Waverley.[1] However, this is probably not the case. Sir Walter Scott chose to adopt the name for his fictional hero Edward Waverley, the heir to an estate in southern England who travels north and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite uprising of 1745.[2] Waverley Abbey was, however, featured in Arthur Conan Doyle’s classical romance, Sir Nigel. It was the scene of his winning of his war horse, Pommers, and his youthful embarrassment of the avaricious abbey authorities.

waverley abbey ruins sunrise in the distance
waverley abbey ruins sunrise in the distance

Waverley Abbey ruins sunrise

Waverley Abbey Ruins – I was looking through a friends photos, Scott Brawn last night when I came across his photos of Waverley Abbey. As it was not far from me I jumped in my car to grab some sunrise shots this morning. Was a fantastic sky earlier today. Check out Scott’s photos at Scott Brawn Photography some really great stuff. — at Waverley Abbey Ruins

waverley abbey ruins sunrise
waverley abbey ruins sunrise

Cain Hill asylum chair left outside

Another from Cane Hill asylum. I had to walk for about 20 minutes around the perimeter which was 8ft high spikes with barbed wire before I found a bent bar I was able to squeeze through to get inside 🙂 — at Cane Hill

cain hill asylum chair left outside
cain hill asylum chair left outside

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