One of my favorite shots of the headhouse at the Saskatchewan Wheat Pool #4, with one seagull threading the needle. The socket holes on the frame got blown out thanks to my bad developing, but I like the effect. Arista 100.
A circular common room in one of the original parts of the hospital. When the asylum was especially crowded, this would be filled with patient beds, too. It’s very strange that this floor was not tiled like the other common rooms. It makes me wonder if especially dangerous patients were kept in this ward; those who could not be trusted to not extract and sharpen the ceramic tiles. Portra 160.
One boat comes into port while three wait. The birds, fat from spilled grain, circle overhead. Arista 100.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Storms and waves, focused by the Port of Wisconsin entry have focused the faces to tear-up these boards below.
This old ward, not a victim of remodeling, still has metal screens over the open windows of the doors. It should be obvious why glass were not used.
I had to climb into the roof of the half-demolished skyway to see through to the other side of the train shed. That’s my foot in the corner.
Peeling paint reveals the room numbers of the past. Kodak Trix-400 on Canon T40.
The great stenciled number on this chute caught my eye.
A social club/restaurant that was likely the place to be late at night.
The interior of one of the curved corridors that connect two wards. Note the original floor’s hand-laid tile pattern. Portra 160.
We people are so small.
The metallic arms of the missile erector, which would stand rockets over the blast pit in the launch position. Medium Format film–cheap but excellent Fomapan 100 in a Pentax 67.
Acros 100 in Pentax 67
The floor of this first floor bathroom, Men’s Ward, was unlike any other I remember in the hospital. Hand-laid tile, but the pattern made it seem even older than the rest of the hospital. Portra 160.
I love the ‘hats’ on the top of the SWP-4 headhouse. FP-100C.
When the ship loaders were added, a doorway was cut through the metal silo to make a room for the grain handling equipment. Note the dust sensor in the corner of the torch-cut archway.
The Calumet Elevator offices used to be flanked on both sides by rails. Now, only one side has engines running on it.
ADM-Delmar #1- Maintainance Department. The stainless steel bits are part of the grain dryer added in the 1940s. The workhouse itself (the larger tower) was a dedicated Cleaning House, meaning that grain passed through both these buildings to be rid of dust, dirt and extra moisture before storage. In the foreground is the old ADM locker room and pipe department.
The King Elevator is connected by a manlift and this spiral staircase. The manlift was down–can you believe it? Note the cool turns in the vertical railings. Arista 100 on 120.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
Gulls check in on me while I climb around the roof of one of the train shds of SWP #4. FP-100C.
A shot of Longmont from the highway.
The steam plant at Nopeming is an iconic (and crooked) smokestack. Kodak Pro 400 on a Fuji GX680.
The old offices for the Oberon Elevator are defunct, but seem to be holding up to the brutal prairie snows and winds. Medium Format.
The kitchen in the services building has a beautiful red and white checkered tile floor. Kodak Portra 400 in a Voigtlander Bessa.
Looking across at the Cargill elevator.
The top floor of the Chateau was the original surgical suite. Later, hydrotherapy took place here. When Nopeming was converted to a nursing home, it was a place where residents watched movies. Portra 400 on Voigtlander Bessa.
Looking toward the famous Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge from Lake Superior. Shot on a the legendary Pentax 67.
An abandoned house at Tilston, MB.
Part of the grain dust venting system, dislodged from its place above the dumping hatches under the grain cribs.
A me-sized hole in the half-demolished skyway looks about a story down to the ground. Step lightly. Arista 100.
The gulls wait to eat the next load of spilled grain. Arista 100.
The newer train barn for the SK Pool 4 complex has a car tipper that would clamp and turn the grain cars to dump them into hoppers. FP-100c.
A polaroid (FP100c, actually) of the newer grain car dumper.
Between blizzards on the hill, I look out over the Chateau. Kodak Portra 400 on Voightlander Bessa.
Looking down Pommenicher Straße from Gaststätte Rosarius, the monstrous machine about to devour the town bites at the ground.
The roof of the King Elevator had two small vents and a terrific view of Sleeping Giant Provincial Park. Arista 100 in 120.
I am sure even the workers had trouble remembering which pillar hid the phone. Note the “ON” written on the electrical socket, too.
A wide view (15mm) of the shadow 4B is casting on 4A. Light leaks because of cheap camera.
Checking out the neighbors. Shot on a the legendary Pentax 67.
Looking out of the demolished skyway. Note the big hole in the floor. The lens is too wide to keep my foot out of it… I’m hanging in the superstructure that I climbed to make this photo.
The annex casts a long shadow over its old headhouse and the former UGG (currently Vitera C) elevator. Arista 100.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
On the roof, looking toward Jay Cook Park over the ruins of the Hart House. You can see how Nopmeing (“out in the woods) got its name. Fujicolor 100 on Leica M7.
Camera: Pentax 67. Film: Kodak Ektar 100.
A stray cat at hunts mice along the elevator row at Inglis, MB. Film: Fuji FP100C.
Chairs facing the stage in the old cafeteria. Fuji FP100c in Fuji GX680.
The superstructure for the sea-leg skyways serves no purpose now… the offices are bricked up, too. Why?
The Harrison flour mill, completed in 1897 and expanded in 1901 and 1902. The tunnel that I am standing on probably transported grain from the elevator to the mill. Medium Format.
The side of the Boissevain Manitoba Pool elevator has a mural showing the equipment and inside the structure! Film: Fuji FP100C.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005. The only photo I have showing the steam locomotive out front.
Taken from atop a grain train at the end of Cargill B-2, looking toward Lake Superior “I”, now part of the sample complex. This area used to have another slip, but Cargill filled it on when it built the elevator on the right.
Camera: Voigtlander Bessa Film: Acros 100
That floor isn’t dirt–it’s old rotting grain that’s formed into a sort of moldy mud.
Don’t you love the shape of the house on the right?
The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital.
Looking through a launcher doorway at an outbuilding… the fire truck garage, if I recall correctly. Fomapan medium format in Pentax 67.
Where the approach meets the dock.
A photo from the early 2000s before the conveyors were scrapped.