Urbex Adventure in Gary, Indiana

Note: All photos are mine unless otherwise stated                                                                               Disclaimer: Trespassing is illegal, you are responsible for your actions, this blog does not promote any illegal activities

The Sunday before my final exams week, I finally got the chance to go down to Gary, Indiana with few other fellow photographers to explore some abandoned buildings we have heard about. Just like any other industrial towns, once the US Steel left Gary, both the population and the economics started to decline, which results in what Gary is now, half the town is abandoned, but it is also because of this that makes it a perfect place for us urban explorers. As I said in my disclaimer, trespassing is illegal, however for Gary, you can contact the city and get a photography permit, which allows you to go in and take photos of City Methodist Church, Union Train Station, and Palace Theater. The permit is $50 a person; it is worth it because it saves you the trouble from the police. The other two places we went to were not included in the permit, one I don’t know the name of it, it is located in between Palace Theater and the post office, and the second place not on the permit was the post office.

Our first stop was City Methodist Church

Our first stop was City Methodist Church

A stage inside the church

A stage inside the church

The stained glasses featured in that stage room

The stained glasses featured in that stage room

The balcony

The balcony

The main church space

The main church space

Isn't it stunning?

Isn’t it stunning?

Second stop was the Union Train Station

Second stop was the Union Train Station

Inside the train station

Inside the train station

Looking down from the second floor

Looking down from the second floor

Third stop was this abandoned theater, not sure about the name

Third stop was this abandoned theater, not sure about the name

Broken stairs

Broken stairs

Another angle

Another angle

Fourth stop was the Palace Theater

Fourth stop was the Palace Theater

Inside the Palace Theater

Inside the Palace Theater

The stage

The stage

Last stop was the post office

Last stop was the post office

The hallway

The hallway

Cool room #1

Cool room #1

Cool room #2

Cool room #2

The mailroom

The mailroom

Behind the scene

Behind the scene

Nature taking over

Nature taking over

That’s all for today’s post. I’m finally going to start posting about Taiwan from my travel during the winter break, stay tuned!

Your boy,

-Chuck

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