Faith in humanity = Restored.
@hfc, Thank you very much. I believe the place is this one you have mentioned. I found this image here:https://valvearchive.com/archive/Half-Life/Half-Life/Other/Reference%20Photos/
According to that, that image was posted here in twhl.
/"Found on twhl.info
Appears to be the real reference photos they used when making the Half-Life textures. Was posted along with the text
"I have them, and nobody else in the whole world has them."
He never released them"/
@UrbaNebula, Your guess seems to be right. Valve's HQ is located not to far from "the ballard locks" in Seattle
That's a hobby of mine. For some unknown reason I like to visit places I've seen in movies and games. This texture, for example, I try to imagine the very moment that photo was taken, how the photographer had the idea to do that in the first place. I love abandoned places as well, when I see one I try to image how this place was in the old days etc etc etc
When I think about it, I realize how strange this is.