Chattanooga's old YMCA
Trip Start May 07, 2007
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Yesterday, I was introduced to Jack Kruesi, the current owner, and former member, of the old YMCA on Mitchell Street on Chattanooga's Southside. What a great guy! He even took me over to Zarzour's Cafe for a burger (that's a whole other great story altogether!)
Jack was kind enough to give me a tour of the 1920s-era YMCA and leave me alone to "work my magic" for the whole day.
These images are also the first series that I'm considering doing primarily in color. Yes, I said it... IN COLOR!
However, in this instance, these contrasts of sickly greens, blues, and yellows tend to enhance the cold, stark, lonley abandonment that this structure puts forth.
I love this place. And, I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I do.
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BABS, my Big Ass Bus!