Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Quiet Baseball Field


Wednesday, Sharon and I went out on another adventure in search of abandoned places. This time we set our sights on Superior and Miami, Arizona, where we knew there were plenty of places that were left deserted by the mines shutting down and the horrible economy.

Superior was the first town along the way. We knew from experience that getting off the main road is usually where we find the awesome abandoned places. Besides, these places usually don’t have people living nearby which makes it nice to roam freely throughout the property without being bothered.

After driving down a few streets, there it was sitting quiet and lonely, a baseball field. We drove down to the dirt parking lot to check it out. It was a mess so we weren’t sure if it was truly abandoned or just not well maintained. After wandering around and examining the dugouts, we decided to add this baseball field to our book. Sharon got a reading on a girl with a cool name, “Julie”, lol. While in the middle of taking pictures, Superior’s finest drove in the parking lot, circled around, stopped by Sharon’s car, and then took off. We are not sure if a local complained about us, but all they saw was a couple of goofy middle-aged ladies taking pictures of their baseball field. Apparently we were just not worth their time. Anyhow, this was the first stop on our trip. More to come…












7 comments:

  1. You really captured the place beautifully! It was very very peaceful and yet there was lingering happiness.

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  2. Sharon says there was a lingering happiness, yet the place looks quite grim.

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  3. That place may have been quiet when we were there, but I bet it is full of energy during baseball season or at least once was. It was beautiful with the green mountains surrounding the field.

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  4. How sad! It's been there a long time. The weeds in the dugout definitely say "abandon" to me! Great shots and I'm glad Arizona's finest decided not to mess with my SIS-TAHS! LOL

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  5. Could it be the baseball season is over? The weeds at my Bisbee House get like that too...

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  6. One of the dugouts had no steps left and it was a deep drop. I don't think they were sending kids down in there to scramble up. It wasn't grim at all, MM. It was very peaceful on that plateau with the views (you can see the mountains) and the clean air sweeping by. The lingering happiness was in the touch. You need to get in touch with your psychometric side and then you feel it every time touch a surface. The collective hope and excitement still was held in the objects.

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  7. It really is quite beautiful. Kinda sad the kids are all gone.

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