Looking into the tunnel system from below the Women’s Ward. The tunnels were used mostly by staff to move food and laundry.
A jankey ladder leads to a platform over a wooden tank. Here’s hoping my usage contributes to jankey being accepted into the dictionary! Thanks, lexicographers.
From a distance (here, Union Yards), you can still see ARMOUR spelled out on the smokestack in white brick.
On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements.
The curving corridors flanking the Administration Tower are especially ornate, though the prison-like door betrays the real purpose of the building.
The shaft of Prize Mine in the abandoned building. Stay away!
Two windows above the slate Grand Staircase reflect let a little blue sky skip off the black.
A hole straight to hell. Stay away!
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.