One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
On this production line, the office was elevated far above the floor.
Not ghosts. Slow-moving explorers’ shadows create a ghostly effect in the ‘Old Ward’–the second floor of the Service Building.
Standing where the Standard Oil’s boiler used to sit; the coal room is on the right, and would have been filled from trackside.
Taken as I drove out of Silverton, CO. One of my favorite landscapes of 2015. Want a print? Email me!
The tallest dock structure is an equipment elevator that connects the many dock levels.
The man behind the curtain watches, but doesn’t say anything. Probably the smartest one in the room.
Train-mounted snowplows pushed the snow through the fence and against the old offices.