Bailey Power Plant has stood abandoned for years. As long as I can remember, it has been this mysterious run-down industrial building, surrounded by a huge wire fence, but begging to be explored.
I never had the courage to sneak in though.
It has been undergoing renovations for the past few years now, just as all the old tobacco factories have.
But on this day, as the renovations are getting closer to completion, the fence was finally down. The power plant was open for wandering.
The inside of the building still requires much work, but it was exciting to be able to wander around the outside, under all the tunnels and bridges that remained illusive for so many years.
The view inside the broken windows
A space that was once a muddy swamp, is becoming a nice little patio with string lighting. I imagine it will be a popular spot when summer comes.
This area that was once a ghost town, is now turning into one of the most popular parts of the city and I can't wait to see it continue.