Abandoned Syrup Factory

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Few weekends ago, I joined few fellow photographers and urbex enthusiasts on an adventure. We were supposed to go down to Gary, Indiana to check out few abandoned places. However, the weather condition wasn’t ideal. Therefore, we decided not to go, and instead, we drove around Chicago until we came across this abandoned factory facility. Below are some selected photos of this what appeared used to a syrup factory.

Went in and explored this abandoned factory

Went in and explored this abandoned factory

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Abandoned Damen Silos In Chicago

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Hi guys, first off I have to apology for haven’t posted anything on the blog for the past three weeks. I have been very busy with school, clubs, and work. Today, I’m writing a short post with mostly photos to share with you guys about my adventure of exploring the abandoned Damen Silos. What got me in urban exploring was back in winter break if you guys remember, my friend and I we went to explore this abandoned amusement park called NaraDreamland in Nara, Japan. Ever since that exploration, I got hooked into urbex. This past Saturday I took the opportunity of not having work and went down to explore Damen Silos.

Chicago skyline seen from Damen Silos

Chicago skyline seen from Damen Silos

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7 Must Eat Food in New Orleans

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Being a big culture melting pot, New Orleans is well-known as a culinary town. The mashup of Native American, French, Cajun, Spanish and African cultures has resulted in an array of delicious foods that are different from rest of the worlds.

A fried oyster and shrimp po'boy with craft beer

A fried oysters and shrimps po’boy with craft beer

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12 Must Go Places In New Orleans

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New Orleans, the birthplace of jazz, nicknamed Big Easy, is located on the Mississippi River and near the Gulf of Mexico in Louisiana. Being the melting pot of French, African, and American culture, the Crescent City, is famous for its late winter festival Mardi Gras, incredible Cajun food, and beautiful French and Spanish styles architectures. I had the opportunity to spend my past spring break with a friend down there, without further adieu, here are my list of must go places in New Orleans!

Welcome to the Big Easy!

Welcome to the Big Easy!

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New Orleans Day 3 – Marshmallow Eaters

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On our last day in New Orleans, we went on a swamp tour out to the bayou. On the previous day, while we were walking in French Quarter, we stumbled upon this tourist information place. We went in, checked out few brochures, and the guy inside introduced us to this bayou swamp tour, we made the reservation for it right on the spot. Unfortunately, the last day we were down at the Big Easy it was raining. Luckily, though, we didn’t run into the thunderstorm like the weather forecast predicted, the first two days were just overcast. Finally, our shuttle bus came to pick us up to the swamp tour location, on our way there we got to enjoy New Orleans’ suburbs.

Out to the bayou we go!

Out to the bayou we go!

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New Orleans Day 2 – A Day of Learning

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Guess what we did the first thing in the morning of our second day down in New Orleans? You wouldn’t have guessed it. My friend and I visited a cemetery, but not just any ordinary cemetery, it was Lafayette Cemetery No.1. What sets this cemetery apart from other cemeteries is that the tombs are all above ground. Walking in this historic 19th-century cemetery was like stepping into the past. All of the above-ground tombs were beautiful; each was different from the other. Make sure to pay it the proper respect; you are in a cemetery after all!

Entrance to the Lafayette Cemetery No.1!

Entrance to the Lafayette Cemetery No.1!

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New Orleans Day 1 – A City Unlike Other

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This time, I finally learned the lesson. We left for the airport 20 minutes earlier than we did the previous day, went through the security smoothly, and was able to board our plane. Two and a half an hour later we landed in New Orleans. We took a while to find the right bus, hopped on it and charged directly to our first stop – the French Quarter!

Jackson Square in the French Quarter!

Jackson Square in the French Quarter!

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