90% of Brach’s looks like this. Concrete walls, mushroom pillars, and water over the floor.
On the left is the broken glass room that contains the controls for the cable spool, now gone, that sat in the metal shell on the right. The stairs led down to the hoisting engine itself. You can make out the slits where the cable ran up to the headframe tower through the gaping archway.
Reflections of graffiti during spring melt.
Looking through the washer that is the first stop for the dredgings.
Furnace #7, as seen from #6’s catwalks. Cue morning fog.
Blue plastic siding filters the summer sun, giving the otherwise reddish-brown interior a splash of color.