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I've been in the process of moving over the past couple weeks and haven't had too much time to post photos. I've still been shooting, though, and I have a large backlog of daily images that I will be editing and posting soon. In the meantime, I thought I would put up a couple alternate versions of my most popular image The original can be seen here. I'd love some feedback on which version you prefer. Thanks! Check back later this week for the resumption of my photo per day (and also more sailing images - I've been out a few times in the past few weeks.)

This whole row of buildings is abandoned. I have heard that there is a bowling ally, community center, and movie theater in this area--all empty now.

 

Home of the Adventurous is probably the perfect slogan for this place. When I begin to write something down about this place I honestly don't know where to begin. So I guess I should start by saying that almost everything you will be seeing in these photos is abandoned. This is a former cold war air force base that was basically left to rot by the government after less than 10 years of use. There are a few families that live in the condos still, but I would say 90 or more percent of these homes are empty. The schools are decaying, as is the hospital and all other buildings except those owned by Boeing. Boeing owns the runway and uses it for test purposes. And instead of moving their employees into the empty condos they set up manufactured homes for them.

The weather in Saint Marie is especially brutal, terribly hot dry summers and fierce awful winters. Saint Marie is like an island of condos and abandoned buildings in a great sea of prairie--nothing else is around it for miles and miles. It is true desolation. And when you drive the broken streets and see the condos with those big windows looking at you like empty eyes it is like you are in another world entirely. Then you see the signs set up by Boeing saying not to go any further and that essentially they are watching you--it's like something from a movie. I encourage you to look up other people's photos of Saint Marie and the things you will see will haunt you. Operating tables and beds left up in the hospital. Robes left hanging in the church. Everyone just walked away one day and this is what remains. If you are especially adventurous you can move here--the condos are a steal. A beautiful one fully furnished just sold for 30,000 dollars and there are others for much less than that.

 

Here are videos I took while exploring Saint Marie:

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrRJCKiXAW8

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiY1O0rBhu0

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNtke7q9aYk

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rmeK7KYBk

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yy00FTiwvk

 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZL-NyrcBrg

 

If any of you are as fascinated with this place as I am I have compiled a list of other websites where you can see old and new photos of this place, as well as real estate listings for condos that are for sale:

 

www.city-data.com/forum/montana/152625-glasgow-montana-re...

 

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/stmarie/smstuff.html

 

www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?site=Opheim+AFS,+MT

 

www.airfields-freeman.com/MT/Airfields_MT_E.html

 

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/walkaboutwolf/94704293/

 

CONDO INFO

 

www.northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana_recreational.htm

 

www.missouririverrealty.com/st. marie.htm

This was taken in Discovery Park, Seattle, Washington about twenty minutes before sunset.

Thank you all for the comments and encouragement I've received on this branch of my photographic work! I've decided to move some of my images over from my other account so that they can perhaps be seen by a larger audience.

 

As always, comments, questions, etc. are greatly appreciated!

This former cold war base has a new name, Saint Marie, and a slogan: "Home of the Adventurous" which fits quite well. When I begin to write something down about this place I honestly don't know where to begin. So I guess I should start by saying that almost everything you will be seeing in these photos is abandoned. This is a former cold war air force base that was basically left to rot by the government after less than 10 years of use. There are a few families that live in the condos still, but I would say 90 or more percent of these homes are empty. The schools are decaying, as is the hospital and all other buildings except those owned by Boeing. Boeing owns the runway and uses it for test purposes. And instead of moving their employees into the empty condos they set up manufactured homes for them.

The weather in Saint Marie is especially brutal, terribly hot dry summers and fierce awful winters. Saint Marie is like an island of condos and abandoned buildings in a great sea of prairie--nothing else is around it for miles and miles. It is true desolation. And when you drive the broken streets and see the condos with those big windows looking at you like empty eyes it is like you are in another world entirely. Then you see the signs set up by Boeing saying not to go any further and that essentially they are watching you--it's like something from a movie. I encourage you to look up other people's photos of Saint Marie and the things you will see will haunt you. Operating tables and beds left up in the hospital. Robes left hanging in the church. Everyone just walked away one day and this is what remains. If you are especially adventurous you can move here--the condos are a steal. A beautiful one fully furnished just sold for 30,000 dollars and there are others for much less than that.

 

If any of you are as fascinated with this place as I am I have compiled a list of other websites where you can see old and new photos of this place, as well as real estate listings for condos that are for sale:

 

www.city-data.com/forum/montana/152625-glasgow-montana-re...

 

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/stmarie/smstuff.html

 

www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?site=Opheim+AFS,+MT

 

www.airfields-freeman.com/MT/Airfields_MT_E.html

 

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/walkaboutwolf/94704293/

 

CONDO INFO

 

www.northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana_recreational.htm

 

www.missouririverrealty.com/st. marie.htm

Taken in Seattle, Washington on 27NOV05.

Taken on Puget Sound, Washington on 07JUL05.

Taken at Warren G. Magnuson Park, Seattle, Washington on 30SEP05.

This summer, I was quite lucky. My friend Debra worked out at the marina restaurant and ended up serving two gentlemen who she heard talking about the old Glasgow Air Force Base. They wanted to renovate it and were especially interesting in revamping the abandoned hospital. They needed a photographer for before and after shots. Debra immediately gave me their number and in the end, five of us ended up getting to explore the old hospital including my friend Brittany who is starting to get into photography. It was a fantastic and spooky experience and we loved every moment. And Brittany's husband Todd held himself in check enough to only jump out and scare us once :) Unfortunately it seems that the plans for renovating this place fell through, but at least my friends and I got our chance to explore it!

  

Home of the Adventurous is probably the perfect slogan for this place. When I begin to write something down about this place I honestly don't know where to begin. So I guess I should start by saying that almost everything you will be seeing in these photos is abandoned. This is a former cold war air force base that was basically left to rot by the government after less than 10 years of use. There are a few families that live in the condos still, but I would say 90 or more percent of these homes are empty. The schools are decaying, as is the hospital and all other buildings except those owned by Boeing. Boeing owns the runway and uses it for test purposes. And instead of moving their employees into the empty condos they set up manufactured homes for them.

The weather in Saint Marie is especially brutal, terribly hot dry summers and fierce awful winters. Saint Marie is like an island of condos and abandoned buildings in a great sea of prairie--nothing else is around it for miles and miles. It is true desolation. And when you drive the broken streets and see the condos with those big windows looking at you like empty eyes it is like you are in another world entirely. Then you see the signs set up by Boeing saying not to go any further and that essentially they are watching you--it's like something from a movie. I encourage you to look up other people's photos of Saint Marie and the things you will see will haunt you. Operating tables and beds left up in the hospital. Robes left hanging in the church. Everyone just walked away one day and this is what remains. If you are especially adventurous you can move here--the condos are a steal. A beautiful one fully furnished just sold for 30,000 dollars and there are others for much less than that.

  

Here are videos I took while exploring Saint Marie:

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrRJCKiXAW8

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiY1O0rBhu0

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNtke7q9aYk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rmeK7KYBk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yy00FTiwvk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZL-NyrcBrg

  

If any of you are as fascinated with this place as I am I have compiled a list of other websites where you can see old and new photos of this place, as well as real estate listings for condos that are for sale:

  

www.city-data.com/forum/montana/152625-glasgow-montana-re...

  

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/stmarie/smstuff.html

  

www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?site=Opheim+AFS,+MT

  

www.airfields-freeman.com/MT/Airfields_MT_E.html

  

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/

  

www.flickr.com/photos/walkaboutwolf/94704293/

  

CONDO INFO

  

www.northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana_recreational.htm

  

www.missouririverrealty.com/st. marie.htm

This former cold war base has a new name, Saint Marie, and a slogan: "Home of the Adventurous" which fits quite well. When I begin to write something down about this place I honestly don't know where to begin. So I guess I should start by saying that almost everything you will be seeing in these photos is abandoned. This is a former cold war air force base that was basically left to rot by the government after less than 10 years of use. There are a few families that live in the condos still, but I would say 90 or more percent of these homes are empty. The schools are decaying, as is the hospital and all other buildings except those owned by Boeing. Boeing owns the runway and uses it for test purposes. And instead of moving their employees into the empty condos they set up manufactured homes for them.

The weather in Saint Marie is especially brutal, terribly hot dry summers and fierce awful winters. Saint Marie is like an island of condos and abandoned buildings in a great sea of prairie--nothing else is around it for miles and miles. It is true desolation. And when you drive the broken streets and see the condos with those big windows looking at you like empty eyes it is like you are in another world entirely. Then you see the signs set up by Boeing saying not to go any further and that essentially they are watching you--it's like something from a movie. I encourage you to look up other people's photos of Saint Marie and the things you will see will haunt you. Operating tables and beds left up in the hospital. Robes left hanging in the church. Everyone just walked away one day and this is what remains. If you are especially adventurous you can move here--the condos are a steal. A beautiful one fully furnished just sold for 30,000 dollars and there are others for much less than that.

 

If any of you are as fascinated with this place as I am I have compiled a list of other websites where you can see old and new photos of this place, as well as real estate listings for condos that are for sale:

 

www.city-data.com/forum/montana/152625-glasgow-montana-re...

 

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/stmarie/smstuff.html

 

www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?site=Opheim+AFS,+MT

 

www.airfields-freeman.com/MT/Airfields_MT_E.html

 

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/walkaboutwolf/94704293/

 

CONDO INFO

 

www.northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana_recreational.htm

 

www.missouririverrealty.com/st. marie.htm

Taken at the Ft. Peck Dam near Ft. Peck, Montana on 23JAN06.

This summer, I was quite lucky. My friend Debra worked out at the marina restaurant and ended up serving two gentlemen who she heard talking about the old Glasgow Air Force Base. They wanted to renovate it and were especially interesting in revamping the abandoned hospital. They needed a photographer for before and after shots. Debra immediately gave me their number and in the end, five of us ended up getting to explore the old hospital including my friend Brittany who is starting to get into photography. It was a fantastic and spooky experience and we loved every moment. And Brittany's husband Todd held himself in check enough to only jump out and scare us once :) Unfortunately it seems that the plans for renovating this place fell through, but at least my friends and I got our chance to explore it!

  

Home of the Adventurous is probably the perfect slogan for this place. When I begin to write something down about this place I honestly don't know where to begin. So I guess I should start by saying that almost everything you will be seeing in these photos is abandoned. This is a former cold war air force base that was basically left to rot by the government after less than 10 years of use. There are a few families that live in the condos still, but I would say 90 or more percent of these homes are empty. The schools are decaying, as is the hospital and all other buildings except those owned by Boeing. Boeing owns the runway and uses it for test purposes. And instead of moving their employees into the empty condos they set up manufactured homes for them.

The weather in Saint Marie is especially brutal, terribly hot dry summers and fierce awful winters. Saint Marie is like an island of condos and abandoned buildings in a great sea of prairie--nothing else is around it for miles and miles. It is true desolation. And when you drive the broken streets and see the condos with those big windows looking at you like empty eyes it is like you are in another world entirely. Then you see the signs set up by Boeing saying not to go any further and that essentially they are watching you--it's like something from a movie. I encourage you to look up other people's photos of Saint Marie and the things you will see will haunt you. Operating tables and beds left up in the hospital. Robes left hanging in the church. Everyone just walked away one day and this is what remains. If you are especially adventurous you can move here--the condos are a steal. A beautiful one fully furnished just sold for 30,000 dollars and there are others for much less than that.

  

Here are videos I took while exploring Saint Marie:

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrRJCKiXAW8

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiY1O0rBhu0

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNtke7q9aYk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rmeK7KYBk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yy00FTiwvk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZL-NyrcBrg

  

If any of you are as fascinated with this place as I am I have compiled a list of other websites where you can see old and new photos of this place, as well as real estate listings for condos that are for sale:

  

www.city-data.com/forum/montana/152625-glasgow-montana-re...

  

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/stmarie/smstuff.html

  

www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?site=Opheim+AFS,+MT

  

www.airfields-freeman.com/MT/Airfields_MT_E.html

  

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/

  

www.flickr.com/photos/walkaboutwolf/94704293/

  

CONDO INFO

  

www.northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana_recreational.htm

  

www.missouririverrealty.com/st. marie.htm

I've been after this shot for years - everything was finally in the right place at the right time during our last race!

 

One thing to note, this was shot with a long lens, so the boats aren't nearly as close to each other as they appear. :)

Taken on Liberty Bay, Poulsbo, Washington on 23NOV08.

Taken in Seattle, Washington on 12MAY05.

Taken at Snoqualmie Pass, Washington on 04NOV05. Winter has come to the mountains!

Taken through my roommate's telescope on 12JUL05.

Thank you for the beautiful pictures.

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Hermann Hesse wrote 1918 about trees:

 

For me, trees have always been the most penetrating preachers. I revere them when they live in tribes and families, in forests and groves. And even more I revere them when they stand alone. They are like lonely persons. Not like hermits who have stolen away out of some weakness, but like great, solitary men, like Beethoven and Nietzsche. In their highest boughs the world rustles, their roots rest in infinity; but they do not lose themselves there, they struggle with all the force of their lives for one thing only: to fulfil themselves according to their own laws, to build up their own form, to represent themselves. Nothing is holier, nothing is more exemplary than a beautiful, strong tree. When a tree is cut down and reveals its naked death-wound to the sun, one can read its whole history in the luminous, inscribed disk of its trunk: in the rings of its years, its scars, all the struggle, all the suffering, all the sickness, all the happiness and prosperity stand truly written, the narrow years and the luxurious years, the attacks withstood, the storms endured. And every young farmboy knows that the hardest and noblest wood has the narrowest rings, that high on the mountains and in continuing danger the most indestructible, the strongest, the ideal trees grow.

 

Trees are sanctuaries. Whoever knows how to speak to them, whoever knows how to listen to them, can learn the truth. They do not preach learning and precepts, they preach, undeterred by particulars, the ancient law of life.

 

A tree says: A kernel is hidden in me, a spark, a thought, I am life from eternal life. The attempt and the risk that the eternal mother took with me is unique, unique the form and veins of my skin, unique the smallest play of leaves in my branches and the smallest scar on my bark. I was made to form and reveal the eternal in my smallest special detail.

 

A tree says: My strength is trust. I know nothing about my fathers, I know nothing about the thousand children that every year spring out of me. I live out the secret of my seed to the very end, and I care for nothing else. I trust that God is in me. I trust that my labor is holy. Out of this trust I live.

......

 

interestingness #121 on Thursday, August 24, 2006

Taken at the Elliot Bay Marina, Seattle, Washington on 08SEP05.

This summer, I was quite lucky. My friend Debra worked out at the marina restaurant and ended up serving two gentlemen who she heard talking about the old Glasgow Air Force Base. They wanted to renovate it and were especially interesting in revamping several of the abandoned buildings and homes. They needed a photographer for before and after shots. Debra immediately gave me their number and in the end, five of us ended up getting to explore the old movie theatre and hospital, including my friend Brittany who is starting to get into photography. It was a fantastic and spooky experience and we loved every moment. And Brittany's husband Todd held himself in check enough to only jump out and scare us once :) Unfortunately it seems that the plans for renovating this place fell through, but at least my friends and I got our chance to explore it!

  

Home of the Adventurous is probably the perfect slogan for this place. When I begin to write something down about this place I honestly don't know where to begin. So I guess I should start by saying that almost everything you will be seeing in these photos is abandoned. This is a former cold war air force base that was basically left to rot by the government after less than 10 years of use. There are a few families that live in the condos still, but I would say 90 or more percent of these homes are empty. The schools are decaying, as is the hospital and all other buildings except those owned by Boeing. Boeing owns the runway and uses it for test purposes. And instead of moving their employees into the empty condos they set up manufactured homes for them.

The weather in Saint Marie is especially brutal, terribly hot dry summers and fierce awful winters. Saint Marie is like an island of condos and abandoned buildings in a great sea of prairie--nothing else is around it for miles and miles. It is true desolation. And when you drive the broken streets and see the condos with those big windows looking at you like empty eyes it is like you are in another world entirely. Then you see the signs set up by Boeing saying not to go any further and that essentially they are watching you--it's like something from a movie. I encourage you to look up other people's photos of Saint Marie and the things you will see will haunt you. Operating tables and beds left up in the hospital. Robes left hanging in the church. Everyone just walked away one day and this is what remains. If you are especially adventurous you can move here--the condos are a steal. A beautiful one fully furnished just sold for 30,000 dollars and there are others for much less than that.

  

Here are videos I took while exploring Saint Marie:

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrRJCKiXAW8

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiY1O0rBhu0

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNtke7q9aYk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rmeK7KYBk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yy00FTiwvk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZL-NyrcBrg

  

If any of you are as fascinated with this place as I am I have compiled a list of other websites where you can see old and new photos of this place, as well as real estate listings for condos that are for sale:

  

www.city-data.com/forum/montana/152625-glasgow-montana-re...

  

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/stmarie/smstuff.html

  

www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?site=Opheim+AFS,+MT

  

www.airfields-freeman.com/MT/Airfields_MT_E.html

  

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/

  

www.flickr.com/photos/walkaboutwolf/94704293/

  

CONDO INFO

  

www.northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana_recreational.htm

  

www.missouririverrealty.com/st. marie.htm

The Olympics from Lowman Beach. Stitched from eleven images.

This former cold war base has a new name, Saint Marie, and a slogan: "Home of the Adventurous" which fits quite well. When I begin to write something down about this place I honestly don't know where to begin. So I guess I should start by saying that almost everything you will be seeing in these photos is abandoned. This is a former cold war air force base that was basically left to rot by the government after less than 10 years of use. There are a few families that live in the condos still, but I would say 90 or more percent of these homes are empty. The schools are decaying, as is the hospital and all other buildings except those owned by Boeing. Boeing owns the runway and uses it for test purposes. And instead of moving their employees into the empty condos they set up manufactured homes for them.

The weather in Saint Marie is especially brutal, terribly hot dry summers and fierce awful winters. Saint Marie is like an island of condos and abandoned buildings in a great sea of prairie--nothing else is around it for miles and miles. It is true desolation. And when you drive the broken streets and see the condos with those big windows looking at you like empty eyes it is like you are in another world entirely. Then you see the signs set up by Boeing saying not to go any further and that essentially they are watching you--it's like something from a movie. I encourage you to look up other people's photos of Saint Marie and the things you will see will haunt you. Operating tables and beds left up in the hospital. Robes left hanging in the church. Everyone just walked away one day and this is what remains. If you are especially adventurous you can move here--the condos are a steal. A beautiful one fully furnished just sold for 30,000 dollars and there are others for much less than that.

 

If any of you are as fascinated with this place as I am I have compiled a list of other websites where you can see old and new photos of this place, as well as real estate listings for condos that are for sale:

 

www.city-data.com/forum/montana/152625-glasgow-montana-re...

 

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/stmarie/smstuff.html

 

www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?site=Opheim+AFS,+MT

 

www.airfields-freeman.com/MT/Airfields_MT_E.html

 

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/

 

www.flickr.com/photos/walkaboutwolf/94704293/

 

CONDO INFO

 

www.northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana_recreational.htm

 

www.missouririverrealty.com/st. marie.htm

Taken in Seattle, Washington on 07MAR06.

This photo marks two years of my photo a day project. It also marks a hiatus from said project. By no means am I going to stop shooting and posting, just not every day. I may start the photo a day thing up again in the future, or I may start a different long term project. I have a few ideas, but nothing solid yet. I do want to send out a big thank you to everyone who has followed my day to day photos over the past two years. Stay tuned - you never know what I'll be coming up with next! Taken in Bellevue, Washington on 24APR07.

The last batch of my Montana zentai images.

The messenger line for the extra spinnaker halyard broke while we were practicing today, so I volunteered to go up the mast and tie it off. Taken on Puget Sound, Washington on 04MAY08.

This summer, I was quite lucky. My friend Debra worked out at the marina restaurant and ended up serving two gentlemen who she heard talking about the old Glasgow Air Force Base. They wanted to renovate it and were especially interesting in revamping the abandoned hospital. They needed a photographer for before and after shots. Debra immediately gave me their number and in the end, five of us ended up getting to explore the old hospital including my friend Brittany who is starting to get into photography. It was a fantastic and spooky experience and we loved every moment. And Brittany's husband Todd held himself in check enough to only jump out and scare us once :) Unfortunately it seems that the plans for renovating this place fell through, but at least my friends and I got our chance to explore it!

  

Home of the Adventurous is probably the perfect slogan for this place. When I begin to write something down about this place I honestly don't know where to begin. So I guess I should start by saying that almost everything you will be seeing in these photos is abandoned. This is a former cold war air force base that was basically left to rot by the government after less than 10 years of use. There are a few families that live in the condos still, but I would say 90 or more percent of these homes are empty. The schools are decaying, as is the hospital and all other buildings except those owned by Boeing. Boeing owns the runway and uses it for test purposes. And instead of moving their employees into the empty condos they set up manufactured homes for them.

The weather in Saint Marie is especially brutal, terribly hot dry summers and fierce awful winters. Saint Marie is like an island of condos and abandoned buildings in a great sea of prairie--nothing else is around it for miles and miles. It is true desolation. And when you drive the broken streets and see the condos with those big windows looking at you like empty eyes it is like you are in another world entirely. Then you see the signs set up by Boeing saying not to go any further and that essentially they are watching you--it's like something from a movie. I encourage you to look up other people's photos of Saint Marie and the things you will see will haunt you. Operating tables and beds left up in the hospital. Robes left hanging in the church. Everyone just walked away one day and this is what remains. If you are especially adventurous you can move here--the condos are a steal. A beautiful one fully furnished just sold for 30,000 dollars and there are others for much less than that.

  

Here are videos I took while exploring Saint Marie:

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrRJCKiXAW8

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=UiY1O0rBhu0

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=XNtke7q9aYk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6rmeK7KYBk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=0yy00FTiwvk

  

www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZL-NyrcBrg

  

If any of you are as fascinated with this place as I am I have compiled a list of other websites where you can see old and new photos of this place, as well as real estate listings for condos that are for sale:

  

www.city-data.com/forum/montana/152625-glasgow-montana-re...

  

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/stmarie/smstuff.html

  

www.radomes.org/museum/thumbs.php?site=Opheim+AFS,+MT

  

www.airfields-freeman.com/MT/Airfields_MT_E.html

  

stmariecondoassn.tripod.com/

  

www.flickr.com/photos/walkaboutwolf/94704293/

  

CONDO INFO

  

www.northwest-national.com/glasgow_montana_recreational.htm

  

www.missouririverrealty.com/st. marie.htm

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