The last batch of molded metal stuck in the chute, this metallurgical furnace was falling apart brick by disintegrating brick b the time I got to it. On the upper floors there is a sophisticated network of vents and chimneys to make these little furnaces as hot as possible.
Bayard Sugar Mill, as seen from the old power plant
Energy conserving window plastic does no good when the doors are all open and the heat’s off.
The tailings boom is the first and last thing you see when approaching the mountaintop shipwreck.
The workshop and parts room was full of light and meticulously sorted bolts, nuts, washers, gaskets, and all sorts of specialty hardware.
Here’s the church, and here’s the steeple; Open the door and see all the people; Here’s the parson going upstairs; Here he is saying his prayers…
The skyway in the bottom of the picture is now gone.
I loved to spend time in the Hamm’s caves in my teen years. It was cold, wet, but it felt familiar and had its share of surprises.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.