A porcelain basin in the locker room is detached, but shows excellent patina. I hope when the machine shop is repurposed that this can be saved.
Raab strolling where the coal and ore would be dumped by trains that traveled along the top of the concrete pilings.
A storage vault for guns and other weapons to protect the base from attack.
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.
The world’s biggest paper machine was installed here about a century before this photo was taken. The orange in the windows is the brick building across the street–the new part of the plant.
Chris an his Nikon F2
Ava near the Memorial Building. The block glass embedded in the sidewalk here is actually a skylight for the tunnel below, which connects the Memorial Building to the steam and supply systems of the hospital.
A little welding art one crosses over near the windlass room.
It’s almost hard to tell whether the colors come from oil in the water or the colorful glass lit up by the Michigan sunset.