Spring Melt and Chutes Wind took the spring melt on the trees growing in taconite pellets and made it airborne. Loading chutes in the background. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: bokeh, chutes, trees... Two versions of Detroit. One where buildings stand tall and proud, and one where they wilt under the sun. It’s an amazing juxtaposition. A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall. A teeter totter sits in front of the Memorial Building. I really liked the bulky pillars on this outer-ring cottage. Looking into the engine works from the concrete addition. Water turned the taconite powder into a rusty, slippery paste… everywhere the water pooled up, doubling the beauty from certain special angles. The old offices for the Oberon Elevator are defunct, but seem to be holding up to the brutal prairie snows and winds. Medium Format. A shallow creek traces Illinois Gulch toward the Chain O’ Mines mill. Ball mills are laid out in the sun. Chutes connect the bottoms of the silos to a conveyor belt.