When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
Two of the remaining four towers in the projects. Throughout our time there we saw and heard squatters inside and chose not to go in. What do you call a smart choice made in the midst of a dumb choice? There should be a word for that.
The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital.
A tunnel between the outside gate and the courtyard shared by the barracks.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.
A side door for the brick factory.
Snow flies across the frame as the sunken cribbing freezes bellow the concrete.
Minnesota Power’s Taconite Harbor power station, as seen through the ship loading control room windows.
Where the drain changes shape from round concrete to arched brick.