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.
A multi-family home with an attic bedroom. The staircase was unstable, to say the least.
The floor in this building (now demolished) was very rotten. This picture was taken through a window from very firm ground.
This spiral staircase isn’t doing Lemp much good–maybe they’ll let me have it! I do love, though, that there is a door going to it–without walls–and it ascends to a second floor that doesn’t exactly exist anymore.
Many outdoor areas of the plant have become unofficial city dumps. The skeleton doesn’t care.
A series of interconnected offices that look like they hadn’t been painted in 40 years.
Pillars painted red indicated firefighting supplies. Fire was a very common enemy of early rail facilities, and many roundhouses burned down because of a combination of dry wood, hot, fire-breathing machinery and countless oil-saturated surfaces.
The last time the city sealed this door, they must have been changing out old road signs.
The pipes in the boiler would be full of water, so the heat in the furnace.
The American Victory next to M, seen late at night.