This is not something I expected to find in rural Oxfordshire - an abandoned 1960s American police car! From the research I've done, it has never been driven on British roads - just imported and parked up. The action this car must have seen in the USA is incredible, and now it's slowly returning to nature in the UK. Times running out to save this one.
I've got this serious wanderlust itching away at me, so here's the first of two photosets I've titled...
"Urbex International: ¡Restos del Viejo Bosquex, Ruinas Perdidas Pueblex, Posada Abandonada Parquex, Y Antiguas Reliquias del Caribex!" These photos were taken over a seven-country span during a several-week segment of a five-month hitchhiking journey in 2014, which started around Philadelphia and weaved its way down to Panama City. In spirit, these photos depict some of the most comprehensive representations of my greatest passions in life, and I consider myself very fortunate to have safely returned from such an unpredictably incalculable means of travel abroad, on a journey through foreign territories of indeterminate stretch.
While the images are lacking in quality resolution, I've combined some of the more-passable shots in lieu of the best photos you'd expect to get with a 2MP dumphone camera in tropical climates...sorry about that. I'd lost my real camera in Guatemala (long story) and
didn't really think to use my spare MicroSD card for cell phone photography until I was headed out of Nicaragua. But I hope these lo-res shots are even slightly representative of this multinational urbex sampling in Latin America; poor excuses as they may be, so too would likely be the photos taken with a real camera.
There's a deep sense of longing conjured up by the memories in these shots, and as terribly grainy as they may have turned out, I hope you can sort of feel like you're right there as well...or at least have a vague sense of sharing in the experiences that I've tried to capture here. The tune of my soul has always resonated with natural wildlife, photography, unrestrained adventure, international/wide-scale travel, and the discovery and exploration of lost/forgotten places. I hope you can make out these images enough to enjoy them, and stay tuned for the second half of this photoset installment.