Presentation on theme: "Once I parked (blue Camry hybrid on the back left) it was all on foot. The beach road still is destroyed nearly 4 years later."— Presentation transcript:
Once I parked (blue Camry hybrid on the back left) it was all on foot. The beach road still is destroyed nearly 4 years later.
There was one little patch of pavement, then more road construction. Note the free-standing bank vault to the right. That’s where we’re going!
Approaching the vault, notice the appropriate graffiti on the side: “SOLID”
Imagine this vault being surrounded by a big bank until the morning of August 29, 2005.
Heading to the back....
Not much there but the remains of a linoleum floor, and another “SOLID” from an urban artist with a sense of humor.
Now, to get past the timelock movement.
A little rewiring....
A twist of the magic level....
And bada bing, we’re in as the iron door slowly squeaks open. Actually, it’s been frozen in this position since Hurricane Katrina.
A huge door....
... takes huge hinges.
View of the Mississippi Gulf Coast as I enter.
Past the threshold....
... and the security gate.
And not much inside this former Merchants Bank vault. To the right, an old safe and some lumber. (Now I know how Geraldo felt when he opened Capone’s secret vault. At least it contained a couple empty gin bottles.)
Looks like the safe had a timelock movement as well. (See the inside of the door.)
A larger room to the left had even more debris—some filing cabinets and lumber.
I have no idea what this could have been. Air holes in case you get locked in the vault?