Two windows above the slate Grand Staircase reflect let a little blue sky skip off the black.
A calendar and comic strip decorate the current pattern shelf in the building which was a coffin factory.
The mill was powered, in part, by water flowing through turbines under it. After the flow worked the industrial heart of the flour mill, it was exit to the Mississippi here.
A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks.
This electric Wellman crane was added to extract coal from ships for the power plant that Erie built beside their dock. Now, with the advent of self-unloading boats, it’s been replaced by a funnel and conveyor belt.
2005. Looking across the Mississippi from a park the night after the first snow.
As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.”