The basement of the asylum was a strange place. Take, this fireplace, for instance, in an otherwise barren room. Random cinderblock (left) has created a little room behind the fireplace. To round out the strangeness, a toilet was plumbed into the middle of the space. Note the stone foundations.
All of the fire alarms had been triggered.
Isabella A (left) and B (right) were built in 1910 and 1913, respectively.
Ladders crawl the back of the signs. Graffiti writers’ right of passage.
I get dirty.
The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background.
At sunrise the fog rose near the solvent recovery line. You can barely read the “XXX” warning.
Fall in line, act skinny, watch out for low hanging pipes. Don’t ask me where in the maze this was… 90% of the plant looked like this; vast rooms and catwalks with crisscrossing pipes and valves.
An arrangement of brick graffiti on the old boiler house building near the railroad tracks.