Empty Spaces


Day 220 – August 8, 2019

Still Life – A Photo a Week / Which Way Photo / Kammie’s Oddball / Creepy – FOWC / Sham – RDP / Tear – WODC

This would be a great setting for a creepy zombie movie or post apocalyptic film.  Back in the 90’s the government shut down a number of military bases across the U.S.  A couple I grew up in were victims of this budget saving decision.  This is another.  Tucked away in the mountains lies Fort Ritchie.  I have taken some photos here before, a long time ago, but nothing like these.  The funny thing about this base is that there is a small number of housing that is still occupied by some families of those who are stationed at nearby Camp David or Site R.  But the majority of the complex is a ghost town.  The hope for a number of these bases was that private companies would come in and buy up land or buildings.  In fact, the community center on this base is now a public gym.  The base itself is open for anyone to drive through and it is quite a neat trip through the past. As you can see the row of quarters, from the side, look well organized, nut upon closer inspection you will see that a majority of them are in shambles.  They probably should just tear them down.  But it is still a blast to the past and a great place to let your imagination run wild.

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12 Replies to “Empty Spaces”

  1. Fascinating, we have places like that here also in the UK, mostly ex council properties that the councils are holding out for property developers that never come. Some great images 🙂

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