Old Shafthouse Staircase Wide stairs between the ground, the mine shaft, and the dry house. Related Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, graffiti, staircases, windows... A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill. On the upper floors where the sunlight is yellow–the color of flour dust, once exposed to the elements. Checking out the neighbors. Shot on a the legendary Pentax 67. The side of the maintenance shops, still home to several disassembled electric carts. This rockhouse was added below the shaft to load Gilpin Tram cars. A hydraulic ‘bridge’ couple lower onto the tracks to bring mine cars into the shaft house, presumably for repair. I haven’t found this system anywhere else, but it makes a lot of sense. The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived. The sun shining through one of the buildings; everything was overgrown. I like to imagine this as an old-timey radio microphone.