Below the pressure gauges are rows of little pipe fitting drawers.
Cheratte lives on in the shadow of its abandoned coal mine, although most of the shops are abandoned and many of the city’s landmarks have fallen into disrepair. Like other Belgian mining towns, those who have stayed in the town have kept up their apartments, so much of the company-building duplexes and homes are in great condition.
My favorite time to be in the brewery was sunrise. That’s the kind of light that made the brewhouse glow.
The side of Stelco and its scrubber-stacks. This is demolished now.
My favorite of the turtles in the basement mural. Mr. Fade Out.
Kate in the Atlas E, which is essentially a buried Atlas D. Above is the protective steel blast door.
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.