Looking through the dark door at Shaft 3, when my naked eyes could only make out a staircase lit dimly from above.
Left: A medium storage chamber with access to an interconnecting steam tunnel at ceiling height. This room also has various smashed toilets. Why? Because dead toilets–all of them–always find a home in a cave. Center: Steps go past a +-intersection, left goes deeper, right goes to utility tunnels for the brewery, forward used to go to the brewery basement… it’s now backfilled. Left from the backfill is a small hallway; see ‘Backfill Self Portrait’. Center-Right: Utility tunnels tie knots between the brewery’s demolished basement and its caves. Right: Most of the storage volume is in large chambers down this causeway.
The cold air collided with the sun-warmed water on the floor, filling the ground floor of the Keg House with thick fog…
As wind and currents moved the ice around between the ore docks, the sounds of crunching echoed through the otherwise quiet bar.
I found a historical photo of this room showing 10-foot high machines with wires hanging by the mile from looms and schematic charts.
One evening I spent an hour lighting tea candles through the tunnels below the elevator. It was a magical transformation.
In the far back of the cellars there are some old bottles. This arch shows an old entrance to the cellars, now collapsed.
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.