I was out near Blythewood again photographing this place for my job, but I took some personal shots as well
Working in the Lower Richland area today, I came across this amazing abandoned building.
This location is not far from home, and I recall seeing it repeatedly when I used to ride my motorcycle on this particular route. Some business took me to this part of the county this morning, so I decided to stop by on the way back.
The only thing visible from the roadway is the yellow sign announcing the Hudson Motel. Driving through a narrow path into a wooded area, the dilapidated buildings become visible. There’s a feeling of danger here: Debris, broken glass, animals rustling in the bushes, waist-high foliage, scrawled graffiti, and the possibility of squatters taking refuge in one of the old buildings.
Dante comes to mind. “Abandon all hope ye who enter here.”
I’ve driven by this historic neighborhood many times but never stopped.