35mm Film, Expired. An abandoned swath of NAD is landlocked by soybean fields.
A little sun and a little moisture sprouted this grass in the middle of the steel silos, in the midst of Minneapolis’ “graffiti graveyard”. Two images of time: nature growing through industry and rust dissolving old art in the elements.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
The fantastic red elevator that is Pool #61, built 1928.
A back-lit tree with the silhouette of a roof spire in the background.
On the left are rows of dayrooms; on the right is one of two long hallways which connect the two halves of the hospital. The large, center section of the hallway would fit chairs for patients to look out on the gardens. They called it a conservatory. This hallway would be as close as some patients would get to nature.
The southernmost houses in Gilman are seen through the pines on the right, near the tram stop.
Rogers Mine is one of the most structurally sound mines in the Iron River area that isn’t part of a museum.