At night the city lights blast through the broken windows, casting crazy colors through the off-white interior of the mill.
Fergus Falls State Hospital. Well, technically moonlight… but a with stars nonetheless! The orange glow from the left and in the rear of the building are exterior lights on associated–former State Hospital–buildings. All other light is from the full moon that evening.
The buildings were level with one another, so one could look through as many as a dozen factory floors from one window.
Looking past the Osborn along the side of the Hughitt Slip, where there have always been grain elevators for more than 100 years.
The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years.
Cobble streets wrap around the inside of the fort.
From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.
One of my favorite night views of Fort Snelling’s so-called Upper Post, taken between snowstorms.
An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.