The top floors of all the buildings seemed to be the worst off. Arson and the elements have eroded Packard like water over salt.
Hand-shooting 4×5 underground. Must be Kate Hunter.
A long exposure panorama of Electric Steel and Kurth from the roof of Russell Miller B, days before it was demolished.
A 180-degree panorama of the first floor of the refectory. I just loved the colors; there’s something about plaster walls that retain the character of a building; they crumble when they die, which is much more graceful than drywall, which drips down into a stinking puddle that looks and smells like a blob of Elmer’s glue.
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 old hospital (left) and ugly modern additions (right).
Harsh rail yard lighting throws shadows of broken windows against the line of boilers.
Ladders crawl the back of the signs. Graffiti writers’ right of passage.
Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005.