The sun unzipped the clouds. Mist blew across the harbor.
I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible.
The Brown Hotel still stands, but has recently gone out of business again. One of the nice things about historic buildings in New Mexico, though, is things tend to stay around a lot longer than if they were subjected to lots of rain and snow. It will probably be reopened eventually.
Where the trees are sprouting–below the skyways and criss-crossing pipes–are two sets of railroad tracks that turned through this narrow alleyway through the middle of the production line to drop off raw materials and pick up finished product.
This is a great example of a combination rock house; the silos below used to fill trains with ore dropped from mine cars pulled to the top of the structure.
No matter what environmental disasters industry throws at Mother Earth, she will bounce back.
One of the last times I saw the skyway standing. ADM’s Meal Elevator is in the distance.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
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.