At noon, the lower skylights around the shops glow yellow-green, thanks to the flora blooming on the roof above.
Short-stack remains of mounts for rod and ball mills, if I was to bet. The concentrator separated junk rock (tails) from the copper and silver ore, to such a point it could be smelted.
In the back of the warehouse is the old incinerator, probably used to destroy kegs that could not be reused.
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.
Looking at the tallest part of the plant from a skeletal loading dock. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.
These houses were built for the use of the lighthouse keepers in 1913 (left) and 1916 (right). The second house was added when the entry added a fourth light and required a second rotation. Today, there are no unbroken windows in either building.
Books in nooks and not getting a look… about the crook with hooks that cooks.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.
Pocket door and light switches in the upper control room, at the top of the spiral staircase.