For the first half of Obscura Day, I took a tour of the Brooklyn Army Terminal run by Turnstile Tours. The terminal was built to facilitate the transfer of goods and personnel from train to boat during World War I, however it wasn’t completed until after WWI was over. It was used extensively in WWII, and closed in the 1970s. It was bought by NYC in 1981 and rennovated to be used for manufacture and industrial use.
It had poured the day before and into the early morning of the sixth. Luckily, it had stopped raining and was overcast at the beginning of the tour, but by the time we had made our way to the main attraction, the sky had begun to clear up and the sun started producing some interesting shadows.
After the tour was over, I had to hightail it to Gowanus to visit the second stop of Obscura Day, Lite Brite Neon Studio.