Archive for September, 2010

Home of the Wage Slave

Written by Concrete on . Posted in Industrial, Rochester

Back to the familiar Sykes Datatronics building, with about 50 people from the UR group in tow this time! The biggest change from last year is the fresh graffiti, looks like the anarchists had something going here over the summer… I’m actually kind of sad I missed this

Missed it

Ancient keyboards are a pretty common thing here. They seem to have held up a lot better than any other computer parts.

I think I found an internet!

One imposing building from this side

May ’68 + January ’07 = this

Bad Business

More HDR weirdness. Still not sure I like this…


Writing On The Wall

Written by Concrete on . Posted in Industrial, Rochester

OK, I’m just a bit weirded out by this. Anyone know who did this, or if it’s really a message to me? This is the largest one I’ve seen, but not the only one this summer.

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Please comment if you have any clues, or if you are Mike.

Fluid Dynamics 101

Written by Concrete on . Posted in Industrial, Rochester

I really needed a success today… Failmeet 2010 lived up to its name in so many epic ways, and it’s looking like what was supposed to be my coming out as an explorer is actually about to be my disastrous fall from any semblance of respect. Took yet another temp-ban from UER today, and they gave me an ultimatum of explore somewhere new and quit or get banned. (Yes, you should be just as confused as me, this doesn’t seem like a good set of options at all.) So I found a new place in Brockport, and convinced Ian to go with me even though it probably wouldn’t be at his level. I think he thought I wouldn’t take him up on his offer that he’d meet me out there if I could bike there.

So the place itself was a soap factory. A decade later, everything there still looks, feels, smells and tastes soapy. It would probably sound soapy too if there was such a thing. Like most places I go, getting in was simply a matter of walking in the front door.

The R&D labs were still there too, albeit quite trashed like the rest of the place. Bottles of assorted, probably nasty chemicals remained on the shelf and smashed throughout the room

Collect ALL the measuring cups?

Another try at HDR. Hideous or fascinating? Or both?

Rico Cave

Written by Concrete on . Posted in Outdoors, Rochester, Underground

Does it still count when you can just tell they only met me out of pity? A cool spot but not much of an explore, which is probably the only reason two real explorers could be trusted to take me there. As expected, it wasn’t much but awkward, Yield and CuriousGeorge curiously didn’t want to be anywhere near me, being far above my level and loath to waste their time on someone so useless, in such a pointless place. I only took one photo worth saving (and experimenting heavily with HDR)

Clown Vomit!