An open mine cars waits to be lowered back into Eagle Mine in front of the rust-locked modern mine shaft in the middle of Gilman.
Soft rain on Vulcan’s ashy pyre… Both of these peaks are dead volcanos, too hard to be totally washed away by storms. As a result, they seem to rise dramatically from the flat valley.
The Blacksmith Shop (right) was connected to the Bunk House (left) via this narrow walkway. This is likely due to the fire risk in each building. The left building had a cooking stove and furnace for heat and the right building had a small industrial furnace to repair mining equipment. A little walkway would mean that a fire on one side would be easier to fight from the other.
The substation has definite structural issues. Pictured is the sidewalk that connected the plant to the company housing.
Ektar 100/Mamiya 6. Looking out the window a the foundations of the demolished company homes.
In this section of the Men’s Ward, sealed by brick from lower floors, the room doors had messages painted in their inside–some motivational, some not. I would be interested to hear if anyone knows the backstory of this section. Lighting is natural; it was just after sunset.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
Looking into the engine works from the concrete addition.
This view of BCT shows the portico where the main entrance is at the base of the office tower, and the clock.