Rise and Shine Morning Star
Ryan and I kinda got a late start to our Sunday funday but we still managed to get the best part of the day and a long day at that. We started the day out by getting something to eat and then heading to this abandoned public school in the st. louis, mo area which for us was but fifteen minutes away. After we got some food we busted to the school and began our day of urban exploring. When we got there the school was in plain sight and it was so massive! I didn't find much information on this school but we did find a year book! According to it, the school is a magnet military academy high school in St. Louis, Missouri and is a part of the St. Louis Public Schools. The High School opened in 1915 as a comprehensive high school, merging with the Junior Naval Academy in 1984. The Junior Naval Academy was a magnet military academy, founded in 1981. In 2006, the school moved from it's original location on Louisiana Avenue to the Pruitt Military Academy building on North 22nd Street, then, in 2010, it moved from Pruitt to the Southwest High School building at Arsenal and Kingshighway.
Hell Is A Half Filled Auditorium
After couple hours of exploring around the building where we pretty much scout the perimeter to find a place where we can get in and we found a small window where we had to wall run to get up and through the window. We had to be fairly quick at it because we don't want anyone to see us doing this, this place isn't in the most kindness of areas and we don't want someone to spot us and call the police. We were totally mesmerized how massive this place is just on the outside but once we got in we were just bedazzled of how it looked once we got through the window. Considering how old this place is it was great for some photos because of the colors and different textures in the walls, rooms, floors, and just everything! The first thing we came across that we were totally dazzled by was the massive auditorium, unfortunately I didn't get any good photos of it due to only bringing my phone because it was our first time here so we didn't want to have all of our gear in case of a sticky situation, but I managed to get some awesome snap-chat clips so be sure to check the vlog at the bottom of this blog.
Something I Have Learned About People Is If They Did It Once, They'll Do It Again
After the giant auditorium we scavenged through some halls and down some stairs to get to this cul-de-sac where we did some training and got some of it on film. This place is so huge it's not even funny, there is so much to explore here with such little time. We didn't stay too long here because we wanted to see more and if you have ever been to not just an abandoned school but any school then you know that the main rooms are the gym, cafeteria, and also the roof!
Stay Low, Go Fast! Kill First, Die Last! One Shot, One Kill! No Luck, All Skill!
Jr. Naval Academy is a public, military high school located in St. Louis. Founded in 1981, the school is currently the second largest naval academy in the country, behind only the United States Naval Academy. In the U.S. education system, magnet schools are public schools with specialized courses or curricula. "Magnet" refers to how the schools draw students from across the normal boundaries defined by authorities (usually school boards) as school zones that feed into certain schools. Magnet schools are built on the foundation of five pillars and are free public elementary and secondary schools of choice that are operated by school districts or a consortium of districts. Magnet schools have a focused theme and aligned curricula in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), Fine and Performing Arts, International Baccalaureate, International Studies, Micro-society, Career and Technical Education (CTE), World Languages (immersion and non-immersion) and many others.
To Develop Responsible Citizens Prepared For Leadership In Their Schools, Communities, and Careers Through A Comprehensive Education Within A Military Environment
After awhile of training and getting photos we came across this odd looking gym where there was a half wall in the middle of the room, no idea why but it was pretty awesome. As we walked around we came across a yellow room! I am not really fond of yellow but with this room being as old as it is it made a great photo opportunity considering the yellow was a shade of yellow and the paint was crispy so Ryan sat down and got ready for some photos.
Climate Is What We Expect, Weather Is What We Get
The great thing about this day is that the weather was just great for urban exploring, one thing that sucks is going when its frigid outside because I don't know about anyone else but when it's cold it makes it hard to climb, move, and bend! So, the weather was awesome for this and I can't be more thrilled. After the yellow room we decided to go upstairs to make our way to the room and while doing so we spotted some police cars! So, we had to be very careful to not be seen and kept making our way up, I seriously felt like I was Solid Snake on Metal Gear Solid - haha.
Are You Scared Of Heights
After spending so much time in the halls, rooms, and exploring the massive rooms we decided to head up to the roof to get away from any police heat. It was so awesome getting up there and seeing the city in a different perspective while checking the Arch out!! I was super excited so be sure to check the vlog out! AFter checking the roof out we got some great ideas for some parkour so we are definitely coming back!
If You Cannot Teach Me To Fly, Teach Me To Sing
Sunset Is Still My Favorite Color, And Rainbow is My Second
After meeting up with some kids in there Ryan and I had to leave, so we busted out quickly because those kids were way too loud and that could end bad for all of us. So, we rushed out to the window we got in from and left, we weren't done with this place so we went and got some food and then came back. So, please be sure to check out the vlog I made during the entire adventure.
Born on September 22nd, 1986 and raised in Sullivan, Missouri