Saturday, May 28, 2011

Melted Glass from Dammasch Dump

A couple of weeks ago Sissie and I went for a walk ... we ended up at "the Dammasch Dump". Recent rains had unearthed some beautiful, weird and just plain interesting relics.

Like this beautiful abstract pattern, which is simply the result of holding a piece of melted brown glass up to the sunlight!

Dammasch State Hospital opened in 1961 and ran until 1995 - as a state psychiatric hospital. During the time they were open, they incinerated most of their trash, and the resulting debris was dumped at an undisclosed area on their property.

After the hospital closed, the property changed hands several times ... memory of the dump site was lost. Except by those of us who knew where it was all along!

"Live Every Moment" hosts a photo challenge on Fridays ... this week's photo challenge is "vibrant colors". I am submitting this post in response to this challenge!


  1. Excellent eye, this is quite beautiful!

  2. I love this pattern, and I would never have guessed what it is.