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 Replies to “Forgive Us Our Trespasses…”

  1. 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. 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.

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