From the bottom of the skyway I looked back, my eyes tracing the vines from the marsh up the smokestacks to the perfect Midwestern sky.
A social club/restaurant that was likely the place to be late at night.
The old offices for the Oberon Elevator are defunct, but seem to be holding up to the brutal prairie snows and winds. Medium Format.
Cracked gauges have a certain quality that hearkens to movies, I think. One can imagine the gauges going off the scales before dramatically cracking, throwing glass right at the camera. This damage, however, is unfortunate vandalism.
The company headquarters. Abandoned last time I drove past it, though it is the classiest building in downtown South Bend.
A more recent look into the milling floor… the past decade hasn’t been good for this mill.
One of my favorite night views of Fort Snelling’s so-called Upper Post, taken between snowstorms.
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.
Filters and fans to draw air into the boilers in the second power plant.