Images have been converted to anaglyphic 3D to illustrate depth. View using red-cyan/blue 3D glasses.
As with other PGE powerhouses, Faraday has a picturesque setting on the (Clackamas) river's shore. Among its many architectural features are the six penstocks – five original (1909) and the sixth included with the additional turbine in 1956. These stand out as 'giant worms' careening over the hillside. The contrast between the aged penstocks' patina and the new make for striking visual markers of the powerhouse's timeline. Inside the structure stand five turbines – the sixth located behind the building. These beautiful machines are the perfect balance between form and function. While Faraday is now operated remotely, you would not know this by its appearance. The interior is gleaming from floor to ceiling, as if it were cleaned that very day. The words "EMPTY EVERY NIGHT" – posted on one of the trash receptacles – is obviously taken very seriously. This is no exception to the other powerhouses that I've been fortunate to photograph. The love of these buildings and their equipment is evident by the care and cleaning of everything, down to the return of each hand tool to its proper place.