Block Glass Blues Watching the comings and goings of doctors, nurses and new patients was a mainstay of asylum routine; one can find it easy to imagine pale faces pressed against the block glass windows, staring out at the world moving past them. Similar Images ...based on the tags: black&white, doors, numbers, signs, windows... A view of the Harris offices, complete with great block glass. A long exposure in the crane cab at sunset throws a bit of color into the bleak yellow glows between the windows and car shaker. The coal extractor swings back and forth, ripping coal from the ground and throwing it on a conveyor belt to be burned a few miles away. A typical narrow hallway at Birtle. Taken on a short trip where the whole floor of the roundhouse and engine shop was covered in fresh snow–thanks to the holes in the roof and open windows. Frankie and Quarantine pictured. Goals for 1980, still tacked onto the wall. When it was convenient, the sugar company would pull equipment, even pipes, from one mill for another. Steel mine hoists, near the place they worked, wait for scrap prices to justify their final removal from Osceola, Michigan.