In some places in the mine shops, you can still make out narrow gauge track in the floors.
During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.
In this old repair shop, vines fall from the rotting roof to meet mossy concrete. Even though it had been dry for days, water dripped in from the roof to make permanent puddles between workstations. It was full of color and sound and industry and nature.
This ruined skyway looks like it should be at ground level because of the growth, but it’s actually the second floor of the building.
A circular common room in one of the original parts of the hospital. When the asylum was especially crowded, this would be filled with patient beds, too. It’s very strange that this floor was not tiled like the other common rooms. It makes me wonder if especially dangerous patients were kept in this ward; those who could not be trusted to not extract and sharpen the ceramic tiles. Portra 160.
A closeup of the now-scrapped steel chute.
The concrete walls, heavy steel blast doors, and plastic roof tell me that this was one of the shell loading buildings.
A mix of brick and stone construction where the stock house meets the cellars. The caves brought well water to the brewery and drained the refuse away, and the various sewer connections are visible here and tell the story of the company’s expansion above.
This is the former air compressor house–one of them, at least–which turned steam power into air power to drive machinery across the production line.