The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
The depot of Ringling is a very lonely looking building and there are many holes in its roof. There are no signs on it whatsoever.
My favorite shot of the 17-story Art Deco office tower attached to the train station.
The building is winking.
Scanned after being recovered from the bottom of an old wooden box for a few years. Circa 2005.
Hales & Hunter sign, as it looks today.
Daisy Mill could accept shipments from water, rail, and truck at one time. Now everything comes and goes by rail.
On top of the light hoop, 160-feet up, a ship comes into port, ready to load-up. If you look really close, you can see my shadow cast on the dock below, courtesy of the full moon.
HDR matrix panorama. Looking from the grain elevators, now doomed, toward the city between the flour mill’s water tower and tile elevator’s neon sign, the old and new economies seem almost united. Yet the financial centers rise in reality to shadow the now-abandoned industry and manufacturing. The way of things, I’m told.