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Geez, on one hand, I'd love to live in a place like Detroit so I can have experiences likes this.

On the other hand, I'd want to live long enough to have experiences like this and Detroit would be detrimental to that goal.


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Do you ask for permission to look through these properties or do you just kinda take a quick look? There's a couple old run down houses around here too and now you've gotten me excited. Lol
To answer this question, I rarely if ever go into a abandoned house that is all boarded up with no easy open access. But lots of these houses have no doors, no windows sometimes half the house missing & easy open access & sometimes not another occupied house or person around anywhere. on rare occasion i may peek in basement or attic. These are owned by the city & getting torn down, many have Demo Signs on the house. BUT, Most of the Bottles I find, Probably 99% of them are from Houses no longer Standing & Recently Tore Down. Perfect example is this House I stopped by after Work Yesterday to Check out. Pic below. Here I pulled up in Alley behind the House. LEON.
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After pulling up in Alley the first thing I look for is where the Garage once stood. Here is where the Construction Crew will remove Concrete Floor & dig a 2-3 foot trench around foundation of Garage. This is where I find most of my Bottles. Pic of where garage Stood.
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I searched around this Garage area in dirt & surprisingly no Bottles, Just a couple of Broken Shards.
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After finding this Goebel I go to look around the Dirt Pile & Hole left behind by once Standing House, now long gone. I don't usually find to many Bottles in this area but Yesterday proved different. Pic of where House once Stood.
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I walk around the outside of the Temporary Orange Fencing the Construction Workers put up looking for Bottles. I stayed outside this Orange Fencing unless I see a Bottle inside Fencing, In this Case I see across the hole a Bottle just laying there. SO, I venture over to other side & quickly jump into hole. Wearing my Work Uniform I look like a Construction Worker so rarely get Questioned.

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SO, What was this Bottle you ask, Drum Rolllllllllll Please. Just a common Koppitz Melchers Brewing Company Crown Top Beer Bottle. And there you go, Step by Step Instructions on how to find Bottles at recently tore down Houses. Good Luck. LEON.

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Yes I would since it belong to someone.Otherwise you go inside a abound house you risk breaking and entering


No breaking & entering around here, at most just entering since alot of these Houses have no Doors or Windows to break through. I wouldn't recommended entering a abandoned House in Detroit as from my experience good chance you'll come across a Homeless Bum, drug dealer, gang member or other assorted unsavory Characters, most can be scary & intimidating, or some just ask for a Dollar to buy something to eat or Bus fare. Heres what most houses look like when I look around them, nothing but a dirt pile surrounded by Orange fencing. I actually drove by this House for Years wanting to peek under it's old back Porch that looked like it had Garbage under it. Never did & now it's gone. 2nd pic is where I found my first Goebel from this Story. LEON.
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