Forgive Us Our Trespasses…

…as we continuously trespass at Northern State Hospital.  Also forgive me for my excessive use of ellipses.   I can’t stop using them…

In the past weeks, my group of photo walk buddies has been focusing attention on the grounds of Northern State Hospital – but not the actual hospital part.  We’ve been exploring the old barns and random buildings on the east side of the property.  Technically, we are not trespassing there.  From what I understand, Starbucks funded a project to turn the “east side”  into a Frisbee golf course which weaves throughout these old decrepit buildings, beginning in a hay field.   A tad bizarre yes, but considering the history it seems to make sense.

Anyway, today I decided to walk around on the hospital grounds and take pictures over on the west side where I would actually be trespassing. My plan was to take pictures until someone asked me to leave, but this never happened.  Apparently a thirty something white woman wandering around with a camera isn’t nefarious enough to warrant an expulsion from the property.  Maybe it’s just that no one really cares.  Regardless, I think I snapped a few good shots.  Visit my gallery on Smug Mug for more photos.

Camera:  Canon 40d
Location:  Creepy Old Mental Hospital;  Sedro Woolley, Washington



6 comments on “Forgive Us Our Trespasses…”
  1. cigi says:

    Wish I could join you! I’m loving your images from the hospital and look forward to seeing more. Will check out your Smug Mug gallery.

    1. jolenehanson says:

      Oh, you’d love Northern State! Lots of old, abandoned buildings. Unfortunately, this trip was only a half hour long on a lunch break, so I’ll need to go back when I have more time. There are so many interesting subjects that one could easily spend an entire day.

  2. Cassie says:

    Ok.. when can I come here with you????

  3. Ohhh, I am so going to have to check that place out! Great shots in the set…I take it you are digging the Canon now?

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