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ianference:

The hardest abandoned building shoot of my life.  On May 31, 2007, I brought someone on a first date to Hudson River State Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY.  (Yes, asylums are a not-unusual first date location for me.)  Walking towards the sprawling Kirkbride-plan asylum, I smelled something like a BBQ - and assumed some other travelers had brought a grill and were cooking on the roof of Admin or something.  But when we got into the basement, the smell was stronger.  That seemed odd, but I didn’t put two and two together.  Then we climbed up into the Male Ward tower.  I looked out the window.  My jaw dropped.
About a half-hour before we parked and started walking in, there had been a terrible lightning storm which we waited out in the car.  Apparently, during this storm, lightning had struck the century-and-a-half-old asylum’s roof and it caught fire.  When I looked out that window, I saw the roof of my favorite ward in the entire building completely ablaze.  My date wanted to leave the burning building.  I wanted to stay.
I stayed inside the asylum for three and a half hours, photographing the fire as it crept closer and closer to the ward I was in.  All of a sudden, the tower began to rapidly fill with a dense, acrid black smoke.  I packed what gear I could, accidentally leaving behind a blanket my late grandmother gave me, among other things.  I held my breath for over a minute as I blindly climbed down five flights of stairs, got back into the basement, and made my way towards the exit.  And that was my goodbye to the Male Wards.
The only analogy which seems fitting here are the three times I’ve sat by the bedside of a dying loved one as the life slipped out of them.  This was truly a tragic occurrence, because it wouldn’t have happened if the lightning rods hadn’t been taken off the building.  It was over a year before I went back; when I did, I found burnt-up scraps of my grandmother’s blanket.
To see this larger, or to buy a print, head on over to my new SmugMug gallery.

ianference:

The hardest abandoned building shoot of my life.  On May 31, 2007, I brought someone on a first date to Hudson River State Hospital in Poughkeepsie, NY.  (Yes, asylums are a not-unusual first date location for me.)  Walking towards the sprawling Kirkbride-plan asylum, I smelled something like a BBQ - and assumed some other travelers had brought a grill and were cooking on the roof of Admin or something.  But when we got into the basement, the smell was stronger.  That seemed odd, but I didn’t put two and two together.  Then we climbed up into the Male Ward tower.  I looked out the window.  My jaw dropped.

About a half-hour before we parked and started walking in, there had been a terrible lightning storm which we waited out in the car.  Apparently, during this storm, lightning had struck the century-and-a-half-old asylum’s roof and it caught fire.  When I looked out that window, I saw the roof of my favorite ward in the entire building completely ablaze.  My date wanted to leave the burning building.  I wanted to stay.

I stayed inside the asylum for three and a half hours, photographing the fire as it crept closer and closer to the ward I was in.  All of a sudden, the tower began to rapidly fill with a dense, acrid black smoke.  I packed what gear I could, accidentally leaving behind a blanket my late grandmother gave me, among other things.  I held my breath for over a minute as I blindly climbed down five flights of stairs, got back into the basement, and made my way towards the exit.  And that was my goodbye to the Male Wards.

The only analogy which seems fitting here are the three times I’ve sat by the bedside of a dying loved one as the life slipped out of them.  This was truly a tragic occurrence, because it wouldn’t have happened if the lightning rods hadn’t been taken off the building.  It was over a year before I went back; when I did, I found burnt-up scraps of my grandmother’s blanket.

To see this larger, or to buy a print, head on over to my new SmugMug gallery.


billieproudsman:

#but CORDELIA CHASE IS NOT SHALLOW??? #does she care about and appreciate good looks and social standing? sure #is that the be-all end-all of her personality? N O #and if you try to say ‘well after she developed on Angel I guess’ then YOU ARE WRONG #in Go Fish (s02e20) #Cordy thinks Xander has been turned into a disgusting fish monster thing #and you know what she says? #that she still cares about him and wants to date him #but she understands if he wants to date fish #’I’ll do everything I can to make your quality of life better’ #HER BOYFRIEND TURNS INTO HIDEOUS SMELLY SLIMY FISH MONSTER #AND CORDELIA FUCKING CHASE SAYS ‘WE CAN STILL DATE IF YOU WANT’ #17-YEAR-OLD CORDELIA CHASE WANTS TO IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF LIFE OF HER FISH MONSTER BOYFRIEND #HOW FUCKING DARE YOU CALL HER SHALLOW #ESPECIALLY WHEN XANDER CARES ABOUT LOOKS A LOT MORE THAN CORDY DOES #BUT NO ONE CALLS HIM SHALLOW #HE’S ~JUST A TEENAGE BOY~ #CORDELIA’S APPRECIATION OF AESTHETICS IS NOT OUT OF THE NORM #WHAT IS OUT OF THE NORM IS THAT SHE’S A TEENAGE GIRL UNASHAMED OF HOW VOCAL SHE IS ABOUT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE IS THINKING ANYWAY #XANDER SAYS THE CRAP HE’S THINKING TOO #XANDER OBJECTIFIES THE HELL OUT OF WOMEN #XANDER WOULD RECOIL IN DISGUST IF IT HAD BEEN CORDY WHO TURNED INTO A FISH MONSTER #BUT IT’S CORDELIA CHASE WHO GETS LABELED SHALLOW #I FUCKING WONDER WHY (via moelskerdeg)

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religiousmom:

do you ever wanna listen to music but every song is just not the right song


manafromheaven:

Haha a train

manafromheaven:

Haha a train

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#aww #dogs #animals #happy tag #queue

batmanisagatewaydrug:

madameatomicbomb:

kaleyed:

Everyone should watch Sky High for the sheer fact that there is a character whose mother is a superhero and father is a super villain and the kid’s name is Warren Peace. 

Warren Peace, man. 

He also looks like this, if that helps at all

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This movie is ridiculously underrated and the fact that they didn’t get to make it a four-part series like they had planned is a tragedy 


mostlycatsmostly:

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#aw #cats #animals #queue

captain-boomerang:

protarchaeopteryx:

Stop using “asexuals are only 1% of the population” as an excuse to dismiss them or try to invalidate people because you know how many people are on this fucking planet? Over seven billion people.

So you know how much “1% of the population” is?? Over seventy million people.

That’s double the size of the entire population of Canada. The entire population of Canada could be asexual.

ehsexual


"I’ve told Nick a thousand times, I never wanted to meet Captain America in person! I just wanted a picture! You can’t disappoint a picture! I hate you Nick! I hate you so much!"
- Phil Coulson, The Avengers.

beautifulpicturesofhealthyfood:

Zucchini fettuccine with rosemary butternut creme sauce…RECIPE


unionsquaregreenmarket:

#Eggplant! At #Bodhitree! (at Union Square Greenmarket)

unionsquaregreenmarket:

#Eggplant! At #Bodhitree! (at Union Square Greenmarket)



madamjellyfish666:

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]
"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

I’ve been laughing for about 20 minutes now

madamjellyfish666:

pleatedjeans:

Seal with a data-logger on it’s head. [x]

"LOOK! LOOK! I’M A NARWAL!"

I’ve been laughing for about 20 minutes now


wiitch-hazell:

I went scuba diving today at the underwater museum here are pictures from the boat ride how pretty


senpaimarco:

  • don’t ever feel bad for asking me to tag a trigger
  • i do not care what the trigger is
  • i will tag it for you
  • you have legitimate reasons to be triggered by it
  • and i am not one to question those reasons
  • so just send me an ask
  • anonymous if you’re scared
  • and i will tag it all the time in future
  • your wellbeing is worth twenty extra seconds of my time at least

lintra:

Meg Masters. My artwork %)

lintra:

Meg Masters. My artwork %)


I take requests for anything, so long as I’ve seen it and have access to it. Your best bet is the Whedonverse and Community. :)