This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.
Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
Atop Elevator ‘M’, formerly Cargill ‘O’.
This low brick building is interesting to me.
The sluice room was surrounded in fine grating. The company would want to finely control when the doors would be opened so the gold could be removed under supervision. No yellow bonus for the working man…
This big rusty sphere hides behind the incomplete 5-stack.
The first step of the filtering process is being spun through this tube.
Lockers for the boiler room workers.
A ship passes the abandoned dock on its way to Duluth. Taconite dust stains the sides of its hull red.
Each room is painted a different hue, so the light reflecting into the hallway carries those colors. The blue padding on the left is for one of the padded rooms…