Gateways A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: archways, black&white, collapsing, gateway-arch, people, pipes, ruins, what-is-holding-this-up... San Luis may not be a ghost town, but it’s aspiring by all indications. Luckily, it’s close enough to Cuba, NM to hang onto life, unlike the other ghost towns down the road. Archeologists believe the great house on the mesa was rebuilt shortly before it was abandoned in the 13th Century AD. Tri-X 400 Film, haphazardly self developed. The steel awning and its elegant staircase are one of my favorite features near the old carpentry shop. The gymnasium-theater is in the background. This ruin was once the Toltec Mine, a producing gold and silver claim that operated into the 1940s. A screen above the floor apparently shields workers from the disintegrating building. Vents in the boards over the windows helps prevent mold and animals from getting too crazy inside. Shells of mixing buildings. Water at the bottom of the silo was perfectly clear. The working end of the blast furnace, where molten metal would flow like lava out of the furnace… a process called ‘tapping’.