Monday, April 06, 2009

Fort Hayes

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An abandoned army base near downtown Columbus, Ohio

The Shirelles - Soldier Boy


greg said...

This looks unnervingly like the buildings they used in the Operation Cue nuclear tests.

Speaking of which, the 15-minute documentary about the tests is 1950's retro gold. ("I was especially interested the food test program. Canned and packaged foods are to be tested. As a mother and housewife, this appealed to me.")

Dane said...

You're right! That first link is really unsettling. The second one ... it took a long time before they got around to blowing anything up and there was a bunch of math up front, but the part you mention there made it all worthwhile. :D

ally. said...

abandoned is so hard to find round here these days. and blue skies come to that.


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