Shafts and Shadows Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: bolts, broken-windows, flywheels, grimy, machinery, peeling-paint, pipes, rusty, shadows... Platforms and abandoned outbuildings, as seen in 2005. This picture tells half the story about the size of half of the complex. For Port Arthur, it’s average, but this would be a fantastically large elevator if it were anywhere else! The aft lifeboat survived auction, although now all it holds is an emergency ladder to help men who’ve fallen overboard get on deck. Seven TV sets and not one shows my reflection. I’d also like to point out not two of these are the same. My favorite shot from the trip. Later in its life, the plant was converted to burn its own byproducts, but it seems this was designed as a coal hopper. Across the walls of the brick repair shop, near where men and machine entered Shaft No. 3, vines, pipes, and graffiti battle unknowingly for visual prominence. This is a 1956 furnace. It was used to forge wheels, casings, and parts for the axel shop. Note the tiled floor between the bucket conveyors and an old mill. 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.