Entrance to the plant. Hermes holds his iconic caduceus and a Model T. Demeter holds a tractor in a motif of wheat. A fantastic reimagining of the Greek, with an excerpt of the following quote by Sir Joshua Reynolds (18th century English painter): “Excellence is never granted to man but as the reward of labor. It argues no small strength of mind to persevere in habits of industry without the pleasure of perceiving those advances, which, like the hand of a clock, whilst they make hourly approaches to their point, yet proceed so slowly as to escape observation.”
The hospital featured a farm that once helped to sustain it. This is one of the few remaining signs of those years, near the Nurse’s Cottage.
Sidewalks to a boarded barracks, each making the other obsolete in the night.
The neon lighthouse, seen from the top of one of the silos.
A wide view of the complex from a far rooftop.
An abandoned ranch on the east side of the tracks. This was not the Colmor Cutoff they were waiting for.
Shells of mixing buildings.
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
Pillars among trees… those who inherit the earth will be so confused.