Sometimes we come across a location that seems like it is full of promise and we walk away with next to nothing, this building was one of those.  It was very obviously a school of fairly modern construction and it had been beaten to hell in the time that it has been closed, walls were torn down, doors were totally gone, spiders had spun massive webs across the hallways and there was very little of actual interest to be found.  On one level this is somewhat hilarious, because a couple of years ago we would have been thrilled to find a location like this.  Now that we’re a little more experienced we were disappointed.  However I did find one thing that justified our time in this building.


moss tiles large

In the auditorium the glass wall and windows were destroyed long ago, nature’s hand has reached in to pull the tiles loose from the floor and in some places turn individual tiles into little islands of moss.  Some of the more ambitious islands are sprouting a few weeds too.

moss tiles

I find moss endlessly fascinating, and I cannot fathom why it has so wholeheartedly taken over only a select few tiles while leaving almost all of the rest pristine.  Nature

4 responses

  1. That is very interesting indeed! I wonder if the tiles are of different material, or if some are directly under a dripping water source, that creates the phenomenon? Whatever it is, that’s pretty neat.

    December 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

  2. Very interesting phenomenon and nice pics!

    December 5, 2013 at 5:00 am

    • Thanks! At the time I wasn’t shooting for HDR, but since I had a bracketed set and moss looks so lovely in HDR it was a natural go-to.

      December 5, 2013 at 10:35 am

  3. Interesting to see how Mother Nature takes over.

    December 22, 2013 at 9:30 pm

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