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Friday, January 23, 2009

fort wildwood (or whats left of it)

today i decided to go take some pictures of one of my favorite childhood play spots; fort wildwood. (before they tear it down) back when it wasn't chained up & still had all of its parts, fort wildwood was a rad place for kids. it always reminded me of the fort at disneyland on tom sawyer's island, which unlike some of my other friends, i always loved. i remember my brother kenny & i going with our dad to the old fort, pretending it was disneylad, pretending there were rifles in the tower, sliding down the pole (wondering why a fort would have a fireman's pole?), getting splinters, chasing lizards in and out of the logs, finding & re-finding the 'secret' door, getting splinters, swinging on the swings that swung outward toward the end of a cliff (awesome, though the whole 'swing' section is completely gone now), & once more i remember getting splinters. its not like i minded, my dad knew to bring along the tweezers in case of such problems. i really had a great time at the fort, and its too bad that its all fenced up now. for those of you that are adventurous, some rebel cut a hole in the fence towards the back. now i am surly not advising you go into that hole (thats what she said) and take a look inside of the fort for yourself. its full of splinters & unstable logs. instead get your fill from the photos i took below:
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fort wildwood as it stands today. fenced off so nobody gets a splinter.
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the tower
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looking in from the 'secret' door
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left wall, with 'secret' door
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inside of the fort
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stairs up to the tower

3 comments:

Kenny Bloggins said...

Awesome blog...I remember the splinters but I swear there was really some wooden guns hooked up in the tower...I had a pretty amazing imagination though. Nice pics.

Philippe said...

That's so sad

NEAT OUTFITS said...

Brian, i miss this place as well, regardless of how much danger it put us in as children, how killer was that watch tower??