I visited this old abandoned school here in Palmira, Colombia one day with my friend. He went to this school from elementary through middle school. This was a very long time ago and the school is now just a storage place for whomever owns the property. The chaos has a certain beauty.
We were driving by one day and he pulled over and said “this was my old school before I moved to the United States, let’s see if we can get inside”. In the foyer the first thing I saw was this street dog and bike. The floor was tasteful in the way one might like with antiques. Old style but still pleasing to the eye. The walls chipped and peeling. I was intrigued. I took a bunch of photos as we wandered the abandoned property. It was eerie in a way that can only be shown through photos.
We walked out through the archways to what was once the physical education area.
After we wandered the outside we went to check out my friend’s old classroom. It was spooky in the way only abandoned buildings can be. I felt I was on a movie set for a thriller.
Finally we reach the classroom my friend remembers as his last year at this school.
To think that once a very long time ago this was a school thriving with children and happiness. Now just an old building filled with clutter and debris.
I am an American who moved to Colombia to find peace after the devastating loss of my daughter. I bought and renovated a Villa, am learning Spanish, and writing as catharsis. This blog will be like a book with chapters. Each blog will be about my life in Colombia and my adventures. I hope you will enjoy the many new discoveries I am making every day about myself and another culture.
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8 thoughts on “Abandoned Chaos”
A powerful series of photos! Thanks for sharing!
Beautiful eerie photos! I could feel it.
Thanks Marlene, I love to take photos. These photos I took awhile back but never really posted. But I do think they are powerful in their own way.
Love the photos you took – or whoever took them! Looks like a fun place to explore!
I took them. Thank you