Broken dishes and rotten burlap, mixed with the general trash left behind after the roof collapsed on the poor house.
A color study of the rotting donated clothes in the former GB&S Machine Shop.
Shoes and booze, backstage.
On the scale of the big machine shop, the huge piles of clothing look insignificant.
Clothing and a guest bed left behind.
The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery.
It seemed the only way to get a view of the room was to climb above the mounds of rotting donations, now not even fit to burn.
A typical room in Birtle.
Some of the rotting clothes were in boxes, split long ago from moisture. Others were just heaped in piles.
The entrance to the cafeteria when I first saw it (around 2004) still had coats on the hanger. Now the walls aren’t even white anymore because water has removed all the latex paint.