I would not call this urban exploration, but it is an abandon building. Its an old Red Lion Hotel that closed its doors in April of 2011. I saw a news story that had just been purchased. I have wanted to get a shot of the mural on a cloudy day that mimicked the clouds on the mural. When I heard the hotel was purchased I was afraid the would pain over the mural. Luck was with me I saw a cloudy day and grabbed my camera hoping the clouds would look the same when I arrived at the hotel. A better example of urban exploration is the Byron Hot Springs Hotel. I like exploring old buildings because of the history. It also brings back childhood memories of spending the day running from place to place poking around see what we could find. I think back to when I was a kid and I hope I did not send a historic site like the Byron Hot Spings Hotel to an early demise for an afternoon of fun.
In the photo below you can see a car that belongs to someone working on the hotel.