Kings Park Psych Center – January 13, 2013

•February 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Back to the Kings Park Psychiatric Center for more abandoned fun! There was a huge turn out for this one, which was great to see. We all got split up at certain points, so it wasn’t as cohesive as usual but we all got good shots and had fun – and that’s what matters!

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We did a lot of walking, and saw a lot of sites – some members even found the morgue! The bodies had been removed though…

We got to see the sad site where the power plant used to be, but is now torn down and covered in construction vehicles. It was a beautiful area.bill1

After the bulk of the group left for the day, a few of us stuck around to explore some buildings we’d never seen before – and lucky we were because they were so cool! I don’t know when they built but they had a very old-seeming architecture, and seemed about ready to collapse. We braved it anyway.

This was probably the biggest excursion so far, both in terms of people and things seen.

fran1If anyone has interest in joining us in the future, keep an eye on this blog and our facebook group. The Facebook group is your best bet, since we discuss things there so changes often come quickly.

As always, participation in an excursion requires only a camera and a good attitude. There are no minimum or maximum skill levels, no fees, no special equipment… just smile!

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Kings Park Psych Center – January 6, 2013

•February 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

lamont1A nice turnout and a fun time at the Jan 6th excursion to Kings Park Psych Center. We got to explore a bit that day, seeing things we hadn’t seen before and welcoming some new members.

lisa1In addition to the usual creepiness, we found some areas that were super-creepy. One was a cubicle that somebody recently cleaned and decorated, and then splashed ‘paint’ over the walls. Very weird. Another room had folded up pages from a book hanging from the ceiling. We found old patient manifests and a dead raccoon.

Ikelly1f anyone has interest in joining us in the future, keep an eye on this blog and our facebook group. The Facebook group is your best bet, since we discuss things there so changes often come quickly, and there are often impromptu excursions as well.

As always, participation in an excursion requires only a camera and a good attitude. There are no minimum or maximum skill levels, no fees, no special equipment… just smile!

 

 

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Bayard Cutting Arboretum – December 30, 2012

•February 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

On a very cold, windy December 20th a few of us dared the weather to stop us from going to the Bayard Cutting Arboretum.  It tried, but we persevered, welcomed a new member and had a good time.

If anyone has interest in joining us in the future, keep an eye on this blog and our facebook group. The Facebook group is your best bet, since we discuss things there so changes often come quickly and there are often impromptu excursions.

As always, participation in an excursion requires only a camera and a good attitude. There are no minimum or maximum skill levels, no fees, no special equipment… just smile!

Kings Park Psych Center – December 2, 2012

•February 21, 2013 • Leave a Comment

On December 2nd we made a quick excursion to the abandoned Kings Park Psych Center. Since the buildings will be torn down soon, we are making every effort to get there as often as possible.

Although the excursion was fairly short, we still managed to get some nice shots and explore a bit more than we previously had.

If anyone has interest in joining us in the future, keep an eye on this blog and our facebook group. The Facebook group is your best bet, since we discuss things there so changes often come quickly.

As always, participation in an excursion requires only a camera and a good attitude. There are no minimum or maximum skill levels, no fees, no special equipment… just smile!

Notice!

•August 2, 2012 • 1 Comment

Please note that due to a car accident and long recovery, I won’t be able to make any eXcursion plans for another month or two at least.

In the meantime, some regular members are making last minute excursion plans over on our Facebook group, so if you would like to join us for a fun and informative time, please join the facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/350085315050371/) to get the latest information!

 

As always – there are no fees, no obligations, no age min or max, no experience requirements, no gear requirements, etc etc… Just have a camera and a good attitude!

Sunday, July 8th – Avalon Park

•July 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

Weather permitting, there will be an eXcursion this Sunday at 2:00pm to Avalon Park. If you haven’t been there, you can read about the place from Craig’s write up here: https://liphotox.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/avalon-park-stony-brook-ny/.

It will be hosted by LIPX member Jeff Lohne, so please go to our facebook group for all the final details about where to meet up and whatever else.

As always, there is no fee, no obligations, no minimum or maximum experience – just a camera and a desire to have fun!

Kings Park Psych Center – June 23, 2012

•June 26, 2012 • Leave a Comment

On Saturday we visited the abandoned Kings Park Psychiatric Center again. There is no such thing as visiting that place too many times.

We went to some places some of us had never been before. It was a bit of walking, but worth it for the unusual places we got to see including the cemetery, which was more like a field than a cemetery since almost all the plaques have been overgrown, and a giant graffiti covered water tower.

After that, we drove around to the front on building #93 and explored some old ‘cottages’ hidden in the woods. They were pretty interesting, but between the harsh shadows and the heat none of us really had the mood to take many pictures so we tossed some props on Kelly and she let us use her as a model.

There will definitely be more excursions to the Kings park Psych Center, especially since it will be torn down eventually. There are so many buildings and places for amazing photo opportunities.

If anyone has interest in joining us in the future, keep an eye on this blog and our facebook group. The Facebook group is your best bet, since we discuss things there so changes often come quickly.

As always, participation in an excursion requires only a camera and a good attitude. There are no minimum or maximum skill levels, no fees, no special equipment… just smile!