If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I recently got back from visiting my dear friends Chris and Anna in Texas. It was a great time and I’ll have at least one more blog post of the trip up soon.
One day, Chris and I took a trip to Fort Worth, more specifically, The Stockyards. We walked just a block or two and came across what we thought to be an abandoned prison. A quick check for witnesses and a wall-climb later, we were inside the desecrated old building.
I’ve done a little bit of research and found that we’d actually come across an long empty meat packing plant. From what I understand, the Swift-Armor Meat Packing Plant was abandoned after two arson fires in the early 1970′s left it in ruins. In the 90′s however, the abandoned plant was used as a location for Chuck Norris’ Walker Texas Ranger. More recently, this location was used as the set of a prison on the hit show, Prison Break. Yeah, I said it. Prison Break! There were still signs from the show up, leading us to believe it truly was a formerly a prison.
Each level we went up was more and more beautiful. I loved the contrast between the trees growing through the concrete and the gang-affiliated graffiti.
And of course, I had to snag some portraits of Chris while we were exploring. Enjoy!