Cemetery Safari: Baltimore's Sinking Stones
We had planned to hit up the old American Brewery in Baltimore a few years back, but sometimes it's a wiser decision to stay out. The exterior of the building was beautiful, but upon stepping inside one of the gaping holes, it was clear we were not alone... some murmuring from two men was silenced, and a shuffling sound emanated from deep inside the black space. Bad vibes, and just not worth it. I never made it back to shoot the inside... here's a photo of the brewery at the time (it was refurbished in 2007-2008):
Heading down the street, a dark castle-like facade rose from the top of a nearby hill. Bright white letters read "Baltimore Cemetery" across the stone, but the cemetery definitely looked very old, and appeared a bit "distressed" as we cruised through.
Headstones and monuments leaned every which way, sinking into the ground. The land was completely saturated even though we were atop a hill overlooking the city.
Many plots almost looked on the verge of caving in, leaving depressions in the grass that filled with stagnant water.
Unfortunately some graves were toppled over in acts of vandalism. There were also some interesting mausoleums and even underground crypts; I wondered how flooded they were...