Northern State Hospital Farm

Northern State Hospital Farm

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Northern State Hospital Farm

Northern State Hospital Farm

Since 2009 I have been visiting Sedro Woolley Washington for the purpose of documenting this farm that used to belong to the Northern State Hospital.​

It now is on public land and nothing is done to preserve it, it has been left to decay. The farm housed the largest dairy farm west of the Mississippi. There are windows everywhere opening insides to out and out to in. It is my favorite place to photograph.

This Life in Ruins- Northern State Hospital Farm

This Life in Ruins- Northern State Hospital Farm

This barn belongs to the former Northern State Hospital Farm

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Northern State Hospital Farm

Northern State Hospital Farm

The skeleton remains and the nature has encompassed.

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Northern State Hospital Farm

Northern State Hospital Farm

Lockers in the building with the kitchens.

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Milking Stations

Milking Stations

This Farm was formerly the largest Dairy farm in Washington State. Now it sits decaying at nature's pace
and being surrounded by Frisbee gulf and remote controlled airplane pilots. I visit as often as I can as its continuously losing pieces
of itself.

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Fort Flagler, Marrowstone Island , Wa

Fort Flagler, Marrowstone Island , Wa

A fantastic array of mazes and wet tunnels to spook everyone out. a playground for one's darkside. 

more info compiled at: 

This Life in Ruins 1

This Life in Ruins 2 

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Fort Flager, Nordland, Wa

Fort Flager, Nordland, Wa

The magnificent Fort Flagler State Park, my favorite of the forts so far. 

Fort Flagler

Fort Flagler

Stairs, Fort Casey

Stairs, Fort Casey

Fort Casey ,Whidby Island, Wa

Fort Casey ,Whidby Island, Wa

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Artillery of Fort Casey

Artillery of Fort Casey

Some of the things that could have blown up Communist Invaders, should there have been any. 

Artillery of Fort Casey

Artillery of Fort Casey

Artillery of Fort Casey

Artillery of Fort Casey

Fort Flagler

Fort Flagler

Detail of a door that won't be opened. 

Artillery of Fort Casey

Artillery of Fort Casey

Fort Flagler

Fort Flagler

Where ammunition was moved up and down. 

Concrete, Wa

Concrete, Wa

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The Georgetown Steam Plant , Seattle, Wa

The Georgetown Steam Plant , Seattle, Wa

Built in 1906 by Stone and Webster. the facility can be visited as it is now a Museum.  A national Historical landmark since 1984.

Update: 

I just visited the website and it appears it is closed for the next two years? 

was just in need of a fresh visit as well...

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Norwich Market, U.K

Norwich Market, U.K

Too late to visit the market. 

Fortson Mill,

Fortson Mill,

Seven Miles west of Darrington sits the old Fortson Mill a Saw Mill that is no more. What remains is the skeletal system of a building being re encompassed by nature.

Fortson Mill, Wa

Fortson Mill, Wa

Fortson Mill, Wa

Fortson Mill, Wa

Fortson Mill, Wa

Fortson Mill, Wa

Fortson Mill, Wa

Fortson Mill, Wa

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This Life in Ruins , Motel, Gas, cafe (near steam boat rock)

This Life in Ruins , Motel, Gas, cafe (near steam boat rock)

Discovered on our first day journeying into Eastern Washington's Scablands, too dark to stop.  Photographed on our second day heading towards Spokane from Grand Coulee. Time stopped at this gas station and it's surroundings have been more kind then say if it were in Seattle.

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Pig Farm, Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk

Pig Farm, Walsham Le Willows, Suffolk

An abandoned pig farm , what could be better.

The Colors were fantastic the structures not those that would have made me happy to be a pig. Like a concentration camp for pigs pretty much. 

Stumbled upon this while living in Bury St Edmunds  in 2003 (the most spiritually charged place in England according to some.)

We met the farmer on our second visit and he informed us of the fate of the land, multi-family housing.

 

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Indian Ridge Prison, Arlington, Wa

Indian Ridge Prison, Arlington, Wa

Set to be destroyed and returned to forested land this was a home to minimum security prison and juvenile offenders.

Bench, Indian Ridge Prison

Bench, Indian Ridge Prison

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Gravel Pile , Grand Coulee Damn

Gravel Pile , Grand Coulee Damn

The dross dredged up from the damn. 

Seems it would take eight years to move, so there it sits, used by local track teams for running up and down it's dredgyness.

 

Where the gravel came from

Where the gravel came from

The gravel pile could've been worse, this is a behemoth of concrete.

Glasses, Isaquaah, Wa

Glasses, Isaquaah, Wa

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Planer Mill , Packwood

Planer Mill , Packwood

Visiting Mt. Rainer always finding derelict moment of beauty along the way.  The color of the Scale of the former Planer Mill , pack wood , Wa. More shots at ThisLifeinRuins

Old warehouse in Ephrata

Old warehouse in Ephrata

I love the Scablands.

I love the change in terrain experienced when heading east from the cascades. This lovely piece was right next door to the Best Western in Ephrata, just a little bonus neglect in this small town. Close to Soap Lake and Lake Lenore Caves

More images from Warehouse at:

This Life  in Ruins 

A light in Ephrata

A light in Ephrata

Ephrata Warehouse Light still life. 

I don't reckon this one works anymore

I don't reckon this one works anymore

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Meters, Ephrata WareHouse

Meters, Ephrata WareHouse

NO more power. 

Somewhere in Seattle

Somewhere in Seattle

A colorful doorway amongst the decay of a mill.

 

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Barn in the Skagit Valley

Barn in the Skagit Valley

Hunting for snow geese, saw the trumpeter swans and this barn.

Abandoned Trailer

Abandoned Trailer

I loved this entry way on a sunny day in Eastern Wa. Seems about two thirds of this trailer park was abandoned. Swallows darting in and out of the trailers with the winds.