Sunday morning was initially a struggle. I had to get up well before dawn at 4:15am to drive to Falls Church and then to DC where 5 of us were meeting to drive up to Philadelphia, but once in the car I was wide awake. Which was just as well really. We were going back to Port Richmond, an abandoned power station which I'd last visited a couple of years before but had desperately wanted to see again. We all chatted on the drive up and the 3 hours traveling seemed no more than an hour. Here's an excellent bird's eye view.
I strung them together in a short video here.
We were amazed at how long we'd been inside and so of course were all starving and ready for food and beer after our hard work. We drove through some dodgy suburbs before settling on a small Indian food place. I have to call it that since it was really a take out place with a couple of tables. We pushed these together and the owner was nice enough to let us get some beer from across the road and drink it there. Which was just as well since we waited like forever for our food. Which wasn't particularly wonderful but it filled our bellies.
I found this wonderful article comparing Battersea Power Station in London with Port Richmond; it was only written last December so is completely valid.
Adding this at the bottom, Huggy found a YouTube video of an urbexer who combined his own video with the Transformers 2 movie which was being filmed at Richmond the first time we visited..
Here's the link.
Another self portrait
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