As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.”
Standing on the ruins of the burned Northern Pacific RR Freight House. It’s the best place to watch ships move around the harbor. Some things haven’t changed…
Watching the sun set behind downtown Detroit is my favorite memory from the building.
On the boarded-up first floor of the house proper near the door to the chapel, the last pew sites next to a wet box of Bibles.
I didn’t test the rungs, but I bet the view was incredible.
Shadows of the skylights form a backdrop for rust-welded machines.
Between the room with mold sand and the space where the car’s metal bits would be put together, a pillar is marked as structurally vital.
The Beeghley was launched in 1958… you can see it unloading limestone here with its retrofitted self-unloader. Update: This ship has been renamed the ‘James L. Oberstar’ after the Minnesota Senator. [Read more on Boardnerd.com here: http://www.boatnerd.com/pictures/fleet/oberstar.htm]
A gateway for St. Louis as seen through a gateway (of sorts) in East St. Louis.