Tableau A typical room in Birtle. Similar Images ...based on the tags: books, clothes, doors, green, left-behind, peeling-paint, shadows, tables... This picture typifies the industrial ideal of the early 20th century. More metal than air. More efficiency than beauty. More profits than people. Looking from the ‘crack’ that shows a collapsed tunnel into the dry house, in the direction miners returning home would walk. Note smoke lines above door. Old hospital beds. Group showers in the basement. Most children lived here 10 months out of the year, though some remained year-round. The end of the monorail in the nitrating house. My favorite shot of 2011; a rusty mold for a heart-shaped glass candy dish in its natural environment, so to speak. Inside the main entrance is a whiteboard and mirror, then it branches into discrete spaces. The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital. The light next to this acid tank was perfect, thanks to a gaping hole in the roof.