This was my second trip, and I'd gotten to know my friend's camera a little better. I used the shots as my final project for a digital photography course.
9. Art installation of "ghost cats," plaster cats all over the property in honor of the feral colony that moved in in the 1970's, if I remember correctly. Or, in my infinite maturity, "CAT BUTT!"
11. Never underestimate what good can come of PhotoShop. This image was originally black, thanks to my aversion to flash.
14. "Wackos everywhere, plague of madness." This is the area where part of Gilliam's 12 Monkeys was shot.
16. Neither this picture or the prior were adjusted to sepia colors, they just turned out that way thanks to the lighting :-D
17. Absolutely hated this cell block. Made my skin crawl, gave me chills, got queasy, you name it. No idea why.
19. My absolute favorite. When I visited years ago (with a non-functioning camera, ugh), there was a cell block where a tree had grown through the concrete floor. This summer, it had been removed. The closest I could get was this vine crawling upon the second-story wall.
Hope you liked. If you ever have the chance to visit, do so. The place is amazing. Like I said, it's not truly abandoned, but if you'd like to safely see a place that was forgotten about for quite a few years and to do so without risk of arrest, this is it. You get an up-close and personal view of decay in the city.