Behind the factory was an old truck, blocked in by overgrown trees on one side and the buildings on the other.
My favorite shot of 2011; a rusty mold for a heart-shaped glass candy dish in its natural environment, so to speak.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
One of the storage bunkers was cracked open. I wonder how effective this heavy door would actually be… I expect, not very.
A natural reaction with this kind of view.
Detail view of one of the fermenting tanks, still set-up for the distillery tours that no doubt took place when there last were such things. Nevertheless, the capacity of this tank multiplied across these all over the distillery floor really shows the power this company once had.
The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator.
Sprays of water kept the muddy mixture flowing across the sluices, which filtered out gold particles from gravel and dirty.
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.