A view of the government presses, with pages of law across the floor covered in footprints.
A chalkboard that hasn’t been changed in my lifetime. Not something I expected to find in this engine room closet.
The control room was used through the mid-1990s as the plant was used to stabilize the power grid.
The depot of Ringling is a very lonely looking building and there are many holes in its roof. There are no signs on it whatsoever.
This is one of my favorite doorways (yes, I have favorites) for a few reasons: 1.) You can see how the once-arched door has been squared-off for rectangular doors to fit; 2.) you can see one complete historic door and one ruined door, and the chain that used to hold them together before someone kicked-out the security, and; 3.) I like the texture of the bricks and design of the radiators in the room beyond–the blacksmith shop. Just do.
My favorite of the turtles in the basement mural. Mr. Fade Out.
Giant ingredient hoppers stand on a concrete floor covered in peeled paint.
It’s a straight view from the projection booth to the stage, but hell of a walk. At a fast pace, I think it would take 10 minutes to walk from this spot to the chair. Behind the curtains is a big white screen, so the theatre could be used for either stagework or moving pictures. The two projectors are set up for 3D movies right now–hence the little switch below the window–a Polaroid 3D synchronizer. Cool, huh?
This is one of the rooms near Shaft 1 that was converted to be a Dry Room, where workers would wash and change between shifts.