I hardly know where to begin when I talk about Pullman Train Yard. I suppose I'll start at the beginning of my love affair with it. About a year and a half ago, I was doing a photoshoot for a friend of mine near the Krog Street Tunnel. We were driving around the Kirkwood neighborhood of Atlanta for the afternoon and I noticed these massive structures in the distance. They were over 100 years old and dilapidated, with broken out windows and graffiti galore. The bricks looked like they were holding on for dear life. The buildings called to me. I have always loved exploring and photographing old things and this seemed like the ultimate find within the city limits of Atlanta. Not having time to photograph it that day, I filed away my plans for a not-so-rainy day.
I went back to Pullman this past fall, but was greeted by a police officer, guarding the premises. He told me that they were running security the area for the next couple months because a production company was about to start filming on the property. I, being a curious little thing, did my research and found out that "Catching Fire", the second film in "The Hunger Games" series, would be filming there. Looks to me like it might be some scenes from District 12... but that's only speculation.
So, I finally returned this past weekend with my friend, Emily. We found our way in, past the fences and "keep out" signs, to discover a forgotten world. As amazing as I thought Pullman was from the outside, I was still surprised and giddy to find the damp, eerie interior to be equally as haunting and glorious.
This is only installment one of my Pullman Train Yard trip, as I need to return, armed with some other photography equipment, to get all the shots I imagined. Enjoy a little slice of Atlanta's history.
I had a little fun of my own in this photo...
Check back soon for the next installment of photos from this mysterious location!
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