End of the paint line. After reading Father Action’s excellent-as-always writeup about his adventures here, I was pretty cautious around big spinning alarms. (See http://www.actionsquad.org/fordII1.html)
Although the caves deviated little in their year-round temperature, it was common to use blocks of ice to cool beer immediately before shipment. This is the ruins of the ice chute.
A steel powder keg serves as a door prop on the static-proof wood core floor. Note the ‘XXX’ marking to the left of the double door.
While the stokers are gone, the pipes bringing pulverized coal down were left.
Seating in the former top balcony is now front row for a secondary stage above and behind the main house.
A long exposure of the launch pad and its dedicated guard shack. In the middle of the base is a tall antenna which was part of the MARS program during the Gulf War. The MARS program helped connect calls between deployed soldiers and their families.
Note the rails in the floor that guided cars to the coating line, the side of which is lined with the windows in the center of the image.
Little has changed inside the mill, but since it was built in 1916, many tanks and ancillary buildings have popped up around it.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.
After crushing, these machines would float lighter material to the surface of the water, where it would be skimmed and discarded. Gold and silver laden stone would sink to the bottom, where it was collected for the next stage of processing. Leica/Summilux 35/Ektar 100