Fort Worden

Above the town of Port Townsend in northwest Washington State is a disused naval base with extensive dismantled gun emplacements. It was built around 1900 and was intended to protect Puget Sound against a marine invasion (presumably from the British). There was never a gun fired in anger, and the decommissioned base now serves the town as a centre for the arts and culture. Most of these images were taken in the dank, graffitto-covered rooms and tunnels under the gun platforms used for ammunition, supplies and shelter. Considering the age of the structure, it has weathered remarkably well.