My favorite shot of 2011; a rusty mold for a heart-shaped glass candy dish in its natural environment, so to speak.
A wide view of the poor house. Look at the smokestack and elevator shaft, which show the former roofline.
The end of the heating line allowed glass to cool slowly, and thus be stronger.
This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people.
The most pointless, beautiful and nuclear-bomb-proof catwalk I’ve been on to date. It goes between two high levels in its own bottom-lit concrete capsule in the center of the tallest, thickest building. Hang on, we’re riding this one out.
Grain is taken from the bottom of the silos through a conveyor in a tunnel. These blowers keep the air in the tunnel fresh.
I tried to hide the graffiti from my photos, but sometimes it wasn’t possible.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
In the steam plant, steam pipes bundled in canvas and asbestos criss-cross the walls.