The ice reflects the blue sky on the rust. The sunset blasts through the concrete pillars holding it all up.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
This building had the rusty remains of a few mattresses, likely used in the 1940s when this site was last occupied.
The hiking around Central City is beautiful and full of history. Just get a proper topo map!
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
One of a few dozen steel bed frames left in the rubble of the collapsing building.
A defunct UGG elevator in Killarney, not far from where the Harrisons (of Holmfield, MB and Harrison Milling) once operated a small elevator. Medium Format.
Presumably, in a nuclear blast the antenna would be blown flat and pop back up, allowing communication even after a near-direct hit.
I love these heavy rolling doors in the old tobacco processing building.