A detailed look at the side of one of the thousands of transformer boxes in the war city.
Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house.
The sun was setting outside, highlighting the textures and lines that made the form of the power plant take a fourth dimension–time.
The UP gets a lot of snow, making exploring its old mines a special challenge in the winter. The snow is more than 6 feet deep in this picture, and firm enough to walk on.
Mill Hell before the University of Minnesota began developing the area. Now many of the buildings are gone, there are new roads and even bike paths.
Looking past the hoist room (left) toward Shaft No. 1, behind the concrete head frame built in the late 1940s. This shaft could haul equipment from ground level (below) to shop level, where the picture was taken.
The top of the barracks staircase.
These rails used to connect to those inside the Santiago Tunnel. Now they dangle above tailings.
A long exposure in the crane cab at sunset throws a bit of color into the bleak yellow glows between the windows and car shaker.