Looking through the dark door at Shaft 3, when my naked eyes could only make out a staircase lit dimly from above.
A staircase threads between the top floor and the sluices, which are in the middle of the dredge-mill.
Everything is texture.
The workshop and parts room was full of light and meticulously sorted bolts, nuts, washers, gaskets, and all sorts of specialty hardware.
Ringling’s church was built in 1914 and sits on a hill over the town.
An original, minimally remodeled bathroom above the cafeteria reminds us what the whole complex once looked like.
In the brewhouse between the preheating tank and kettle room. The spiral staircase goes into a kettle annex where a few smaller stainless steel kettles hide. If you looked right from this frame you would see the bottom of one of the kettles like the bottom of a steel mixing bowl.
Water damage dissolved the ceiling into sludge. Pillars remain, as do the plastic light covers, now on the floor.
The wings of the church had a lot more water damage than the rest. The organ on the balcony was in decent condition when I arrived.