My apologies for not being as active on here as I used to be. I’ve been researching, traveling, and writing for my new book which consists of abandoned homes throughout the South.
One of the places I’m including is the El Jobean Hotel right here in Florida. While it was a hotel, it was also the residence of Leopold Simon and his wife Donna. Leo was better known as “Suicide” Simon or the “Human Firecracker”, for his daredevil stunts.
He was most known for a stunt which involved climbing into a small box, around the size of a casket, along with three sticks of dynamite. He would light the fuse with his cigar and essentially blow himself up, walking away still in one piece. http://ift.tt/2EIwwjm
Gigawatt Power Station
Not a great deal of information on this gigantic abandoned Power Station which is currently undergoing decommissioning. After seeing a couple of reports from some close friends we decided to throw this onto our list for the trip, the first location in fact as an early start seemed appropriate…
Full report and more photos here: https://www.proj3ctm4yh3m.com/urbex/2016/08/20/urbex-car-graveyard-france-september-2015/