This building seemed like a pump house or compressor house. It was full of empty concrete mounts.
Between the ice chute and the back of the north section of the cellars, a little pillar shows where a room used to be. The ceiling’s disintegration has since filled the space, which seems to be the last point of expansion in the cave–this was last carved in the mid-1840s.
The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
The fresh snow makes the whole complex look a lot cleaner than it actually is.
Camera: Voigtlander Bessa Film: Acros 100
Little crosses on the side of the church, near a broken window.
The fences helped discourage patients from throwing themselves down the stairs.
I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below…
Taken in a closet in the middle of the demolished coke ovens. No doubt, these charts were for equipment in the ovens.