So today on a typically rainy Northwest morning I hike into the woods at Ft. Steilacoom to take pictures of the old Western State Mental Hospital turn of the century ward building that has stood abandoned for close to a century. I’ve never been there before but I’m told to go up the hill behind the old barns and I will find it all fenced off and tagged by graffiti artists of times past. Hiking up the hill I see the jagged edge of colorful cement against a dull gray sky. Victory, I think! Reaching the top of the hill I find that Steilacoom in all it’s wisdom demolished the building in March of this year and have now turned the foundation into a dog run.