CALCULA-TOR On my first self-guided tour, the calculator was caught my eye because it was one of the few things left behind in the laboratories that filled the second floor. On my next trip, it had been smashed to pieces. Similar Images ...based on the tags: laboratories, left-behind, machinery... Compressors and turbines over the Eagle River. One of my favorite visual feature of grain elevators, especially big ones, is how they repeat. Beautiful belt wheels above the grain cribs. Getting to the spot where this was taken is now impossible, and I don’t know whether these remain or not anymore. The generator hall of the last power station, as seen from the gantryway. A printing press in the attic of the Reception Hospital. A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense. A scrapped steam turbine, perhaps. In the background you can see a gutted casing for another turbine. My favorite shot of 2011; a rusty mold for a heart-shaped glass candy dish in its natural environment, so to speak. Part of a vintage neon sign. I hope it’s been preserved–it reminds me of the sign that hung over my grandfather’s tv sales and repair shop in small town Minnesota.