“Man has set for himself the goal of conquering the world but in the processes loses his soul.” Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, Russian writer and historian.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
A bumper sticker with the usual tagline. Note the detail on the radiator!
Many of the higher floors were more or less demolished–usually more. These would have been condos had ‘The Arcade’ project come to fruition. Now there are simply wide open floors punctuated only by pillars and meaningless hallways.
A fallen branch smashed out this skylight years ago, and since then the bees have found this tiny toilet a perfect home. This is part of the hotel where employees slept.
Furnace #7, as seen from #6’s catwalks. Cue morning fog.
This is a typical view of the factory; most of it was long hallways flanked by piles of equipment and access points to maintain them.
A blue chair in a blue room
An unintentional skylight makes the inside of the office glow, showing the inside of the front door and its strange lock.