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.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
There’s concrete under that dirt… under that water… somewhere.
A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
Like looking out of an airship.
The third floor corridor is not so welcoming, as it requires visitors to walk along the support breams without the luxury of a floor. I didn’t mind, but I can’t see the family with young children that was also exploring Noisy doing the same.