Let’s play a game called “FIND THE PIGEON”! There is one bird in this photo of dust collectors atop the King Elevator train shed.
Taken in the last few minutes of the day. You can tell by the way that the wall is deteriorating that the windows using to have an arched top!
Pillars painted red indicated firefighting supplies. Fire was a very common enemy of early rail facilities, and many roundhouses burned down because of a combination of dry wood, hot, fire-breathing machinery and countless oil-saturated surfaces.
A squat building with a rail scale. Taken between rain showers in late summer, when I seemed to be the only one at White Pine.
The floor of this first floor bathroom, Men’s Ward, was unlike any other I remember in the hospital. Hand-laid tile, but the pattern made it seem even older than the rest of the hospital. Portra 160.
This is the building where the corn mash would be boiled in stainless steel kettles, now gone.
Sleeping bags mark this former courtyard as a crash pad for the local homeless.
One thing I like to do at Gopher is imagine the shape of the planned buildings based on the partial structures.
When I see this picture, I imagine that I am an ant exploring a mushroom farm.