abandoned trailer park

The abandoned trailer park is easily one of my most blogged about places. Since discovering it back in March of 2015 its made its way on to the blog a total of five times previous to this. All those posts are linked at the bottom of this one. Normally I’d hesitate to post yet another photo set from here but once again my excuse is that I feel like the photos are completely different than the previous times. Also, I got FOUR ticks on this little excursion so you’re going to look at my darn photos. Okay? Okay!

On Easter I saw on Allie from The Only Living Girl in New York was in town. I was bummed out that she hadn’t contacted me and wrongly assumed she probably hated me. Totally logical, right? With a little encouragement from Jeff I reached out to see if she was free the next day. I wasn’t really expecting to get to see her because I know how family holiday plans can be super crazy. So when she responded yes with an abundance of exclamation points I was super stoked… and super nervous.

We planned out an awesome day starting at one of my favorite little hole in the wall breakfast spots. The rest of the day from there was a series of let downs. I have a huge list of abandoned buildings around the area so I was positive I’d be able to show Allie and her friend, Jean-Marie, lots really interesting spots. We got shot down at every single place in a seriously bizarre number of ways. We covered a lot of ground that morning with absolutely zero luck.

We were just about to call it quits but luckily a solid lunch saved that day. After eating we came to the decision that driving to the trailer park could possibly redeem the whole day. Spoiler alert: it did.

green trailer, abandoned, overgrown

faces everywhere,

Do you see the face in the photo above?

abandoned books,

I was too nervous to go into this cabin when I discovered it on our last visit because I just got the weird vibe that someone lived there. It was arranged a bit differently on this most recent visit, and didn’t hold that same energy. Such a funny little set up.

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yellow kitchen, abandoned, abandonedment

 

Despite my numerous previous visits I still found new things to photograph. If anything, I think I saw more this time to shoot than ever before. The first few cabins we entered were just full of personal items. Things always make a location so much more interesting, and relatable. I was particularly taken by the dusty old books shown above. They were so filthy. I’ve seriously never seen anything like it. When I showed Jeff my photos from the day he commented that they look like something from the set of a movie of an ‘abandoned’ location, not something you’d actually see in an abandoned home. I couldn’t agree more.

I didn’t really notice the titles of the books while I was shooting a thousand photos of them but while I was editing I spotted the title Hearse Class Male, which made me giggle. I was curious what it might be about so I looked it up. Amazon oddly enough didn’t have a description but they do have a photo of the cover. The quote on the cover reads “The blonde smiled at Liddell. ‘I’ll do anything I can to help you, Johnny. You know – the intimate touch.'” Maybe I’m really just a ten year old boy or maybe I think it’s funny because it sounds like something very, very naive would say but “the intimate touch” almost made coffee come out my nose.

trailer park paparazzi

The day didn’t turn out exactly as planned but it did give us lots of silly little stories, and we got to hang out the whole day which is way more than I ever expected. I’m really, really looking forward to hanging out with Allie again! To be able to connect with people through blogging like this is seriously the coolest. Consider this post encouragement to reach out and contact that person you follow that seems like they’d be a ton of fun. If us two shy gals can do it, you can too!

Until next time, trailer park.
xoxo

Check out past posts from this location – March 2015, March on film, June 2015, May 2016, and March 2017.

Author: Kaylah

Just a green haired gal from Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • These photos are so great! It’s so fun to see them after experiencing the behind-the-scenes. I didn’t notice those book titles either, but they all seem too good to be real “Uneasy Lies the Dead,” “The Snake,” “The Long Wait.” I hereby vow to never make the mistake of NOT contacting you again (and also thinking you hate me, with zero actual evidence to back that up).

    • I know what you mean! I can’t wait to see your photos. Basically every day Jeff asks “Are Allie’s trailer park photos up yet?” It’s so interesting to see how someone else shoots something.

  • What a sick trailer park [totally deserves 5 posts!] Personal details left behind are always so interesting and thought-provoking–great pics, too!

    • Thanks, Shannon!

      By the way, I just spent approximately five years going through your archives. You’re an incredible photographer!

  • I totally understand the feeling of someone being in town and not contacting you and you’re like omg, they obviously hate me. I’m exactly the same! It’s so nice you have Jeff to encourage you! <3

    Love these pictures! Especially the one that looks like a face πŸ™‚

  • I love it when you do abandoned trailer park posts πŸ™‚ I suppose that sounds weird, but I do! You got some great shots. What I like about abandoned places, is that you can find some real Easter eggs in places like that. You never know what you may come up with.

    ~Laurali Star
    wwwuralistarxo.com

  • It was so eerie seeing the little Teddy sitting on the shelf……didn’t they love him? Where did they go? Were they in a hurry?
    Pauline’s name on her trailer…..wonder where she wound up?
    The picture of the table with the ashtrays on it appeared to have folks frequenting the place AND why no dust bunnies on the floor!?!? (This is just my thoughts while scrolling through your post. Of course,I don’t expect answers.)
    Ticks? Oh no…! πŸ™‚

    • Hehe! Believe me, I have so many of the same questions! It’s so strange to me how many of the trailers have SOOO much stuff in them like one day they just decided to never go back. Some of the bigger stuff makes sense, I guess. I would presume it’s not exactly easy to find a home for a couch you no longer care about but others still have clothing, toys, dishes! Stuff that would be so easy to just pack up.

  • Isn’t it funny how worked up we get about meeting bloggers, as though they’re celebrities of some sort? I remember when I first reached out to you about Lloyd I swore up and down that you would just ignore me… and then when we made plans to meet up I was like “OMG I’m meeting Kaylah, OMG OMG OMG”. I wore a striped dress that day because I thought it would make me seem cooler in your eyes! Hahaha it all seems so silly now. The most amusing thing of all is that in my experience, most bloggers are introverts! So of course we work ourselves up about all of it… and then we blog about it πŸ˜‰

  • This was such an interesting post, I love watching the show abandoned and find abandoned places so fascinating. I went back to your old posts to see how the photos were different and you really captured different things each time. I like how in this post you have photos of books and little things in the trailers. Sounds like an interesting trip and it is nice you went with Allie! .

  • I love these interior photos. My mind keeps wondering what it would have been like to live here before it was abandoned.

    One of my biggest regrets in life was not saying “hi” to you when I saw you at Lowes and Target! It’s so stupid too because that was so many years ago! I agree, though, connecting with people through blogging is great! I have made some great friends through it!

    • Same! Its so interesting to think about what kind of people might have lived here.

      Hah! Well, there’s always next time! πŸ˜›

  • I just just heard of an abandoned place and thought of you. Lincoln Way in Clairton, PA. Have you heard of this? A Facebook acquaintance shared a video with some awesome photos.
    Love your posts ❀️

    • Yeah, we actually took a little trip there a few months back. A dude with a gun pulled up shortly after we started taking photos and told us to leave sooo…yeah, no photos from there! 😜