On the left you can see one of the later air shafts for the mine below, which allowed for natural air exchange with the main production areas of the coal mine. That is to say, there were no fans blowing fresh air down below.
Part of the grain drier system in ADM #1 crawls up the side of the building like a steel vine.
2015. Exterior of chapel.
Water turned the taconite powder into a rusty, slippery paste… everywhere the water pooled up, doubling the beauty from certain special angles.
One of my favorite images from my stay… Note the snowed-over road in the distance! This is looking toward Animas Forks.
A multi-family home with an attic bedroom. The staircase was unstable, to say the least.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
I revisited the mill years after my documentary. Now it is even more destroyed and surrounded by new fences.
Cobble streets wrap around the inside of the fort.
On the left are rows of dayrooms; on the right is one of two long hallways which connect the two halves of the hospital. The large, center section of the hallway would fit chairs for patients to look out on the gardens. They called it a conservatory. This hallway would be as close as some patients would get to nature.