Looking at the casting floor from the roof. In the distance are the copulas where molten metal was poured.
A single cloud makes its way to Buffington Harbor and Lake Michigan from the quiet backroads of the plant.
On the left, the formula for the sintering mix was written (“mischungszusammenselzung”) to keep track of the jobs.
This was taken before the top of the docks really started to rot-out; now this stretch past the crane is distinctly unsafe to cross. Still, you can’t beat the view of Dock #2 winding into the distance, where the approach is chopped-off before the yard used to extend.
Police tape marks were kids got hurt in the past… probably from falling from the unstable catwalk above.
Devan setting up his 4×5 camera.
From the boarded-up choir loft above the chapel, minutes after sunrise. Obviously local kids have long had their way with this landmark.
The old hospital (left) and ugly modern additions (right).