Sunday, March 21, 2010

Innsmouth Wharf

A photograph of the decrepit South Wharf in Innsmouth, looking East/South East. Devil Reef is barely visible along the horizon line in the right-hand side of the picture.

This is a mildy retouched photograph of the Gloucester wharf taken in 1922. The wear and tear on the buildings might be too subtle, but I'm happy with how it came out. Based on the geography given in "The Shadow Over Innsmouth" the narrator's conversation with Zadok Allen occurs just south of this point, at the foot of an even more decayed dirt and brickwork wharf. The "ruined warehouse" that shelters that talk from prying eyes is the building on the far right of this picture, complete with tilted walls and missing boards.


Doc Atomic said...

I love all these old photos. They really bring the idea of Innsmouth to life.

Not so sure that's a good thing, in the long run, but, eh, whatever. Who needs a soul, anyway?

Looking forward to more of them!

Jarons20 said...

Great documentation and good finds
I like your take on the raid.

Propnomicon said...

Thank you both for the kind words, it's most appreciated. I seem to be going through a "Shadow Over Innsmouth" phase, so I should have some more material over the coming weeks.

Nick said...

This matches what I had imagined almost exactly when I read the story!

Doc Atomic said...

"Shadow Over Innsmouth" is never just a "phase." It's a lifestyle!

Seriously, one of my three favorite Lovecraft stories (along with Mountains of Madness and Colour Out of Space...) so feel free to continue doing what you're doing. It's appreciated on this end!