Photos: Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas

Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas

I did some urban exploration in Dallas and captured haunting images of the abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana apartments on Skillman Ave.

I drive up and down Skillman Avenue frequently. Every time I pass the White Rock Trail and Toscana apartments and see those abandoned buildings my mind wonders about the people who used to live there. I thought to myself that I need to go there and do some urban exploration.

When I finally went, just one visit wasn’t enough. I ended up going there on three different occasions to get these photos. I’m glad I did because I’ve just recently found out that they are going to finally tear them down.

Each time I visited I would imagine what the people were like and what they did in the spaces I was photographing. I wanted to capture the remains of their presence as well as evidence of other intruders.

Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
The roof of the admin office had caved in
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas

This photo was taken inside one of the apartments. There was this pile of broken glass sitting there with toys in it. I thought it provided an odd and slightly tragic juxtaposition.

Abandoned White Rock Toys in broken glass inside of an abandoned apartment
Abandoned White Rock Toys in broken glass inside of an abandoned apartment
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas

When I walked off the premises, I took one last look back and noticed this bow hanging there on a dead limb. It almost perfectly summed up the entire experience for me.

Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas

While I was there I found a big broken mirror in one of the empty apartments. I used my tripod and took a self portrait of my reflection in that mirror.

Self Portrait in a broken mirror at the Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas
Self Portrait in a broken mirror at the Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas

The apartments are completely gone now and have been replaced with the Century Lake Highlands apartments.

6 thoughts on “Photos: Abandoned White Rock Trail and Toscana Apartments in Dallas, Texas

    1. Thanks man! Sorry for the two year late response. It’s gone now, lol. Previously I just walked through the main gate that had a wide enough gap to squeeze through.

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