Block Glass Blues Watching the comings and goings of doctors, nurses and new patients was a mainstay of asylum routine; one can find it easy to imagine pale faces pressed against the block glass windows, staring out at the world moving past them. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, doors, numbers, signs, windows... Looking at the rear of the mill, through dead vines and barbed wire. A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise. A steel powder keg serves as a door prop on the static-proof wood core floor. Note the ‘XXX’ marking to the left of the double door. Global Trading remarked the building in the mid-60s, but far above the door is the old ‘Detroit Shipbuilding’ paint, though it’s faint nowadays. The pits have long since been filled so the roundhouse could be used for storage. A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs. In the Lime House, the sunset picked-up the last light of day to make this image. Lime is used in the beet sugar refinement process to reduce the acidity of the beet juice mixture. A huge vent looks like it built in a hurry. There was actually very little in the way of bits of machinery left over… I am guessing almost anything of value was scrapped in the 1990s.