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The Ink Mist Vortex  :::::  San Francisco Chronicle Printing Plant

The Ink Mist Vortex ::::: San Francisco Chronicle Printing Plant

One of four 4-foot fans in the rooftop air-filtration system of the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper printing plant.  Closed and abandoned in 2009, now wide open to explorers and scrappers.  About midnight, mid-week.  The air scrubbing system on the roof was a maze of room-sized chambers, fans and filters, with ship-like hatches between them.  Good job opening those louvers Riki, I didn’t realize they did that.  156-second exposure in total darkness.  Red, white and lime-set Protomachines flashlight, mostly from the adjoining rooms.  Fisheye lens.

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