Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
Looking from the shaft room into the room where an electric hoist would be.
Looking between the asbestos house and mineral (lime) house.
In one of the hundreds of bunkers across the busy highway from the empty plant ruins. Most did not have doors, but I got lucky on this one.
The coke plant looked more natural through a grimy window.
“See anything?” “No, just more of it.” “How much to go?” “Oh god–we’ve only seen about 10%.” “Guess we should keep moving then…”
A tunnel between the outside gate and the courtyard shared by the barracks.
Kat’s pretty cool.
Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments.