“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
Standing on a caustic tank with my head out a roof hatch, I look at the sign of the last brand to be produced here.
Looking into the cut made for the streetcar tunnel. It looks like there is a door in the wall, but it’s an optical illusion.
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.
A little cloud passes over the Five-Stack powerplant ruins, like a puff of smoke.
A diesel crane and conveyor belt tripper are the major pieces of equipment that dominate the dock.
A photo from the early 2000s before the conveyors were scrapped.
The back of the castle is barely visible through the trees that have grown thick around the walls, making it look so much older.
The many levels of catwalks make for a place where you can look from the ground floor to the roof, about 4 stories up.