The porcelain hoops guided the silk threads through the device.
This spiral staircase isn’t doing Lemp much good–maybe they’ll let me have it! I do love, though, that there is a door going to it–without walls–and it ascends to a second floor that doesn’t exactly exist anymore.
Silverton’s elevator, pictured here, is still active.
This is a room where the actual explosive elements were mixed. In the event of an accident, this glass wall would give way before the concrete and thus direct the flames and shockwave away from the rest of the building. In other words, the glass is not just to get a lot of wonderful natural light into the building.
The main buildings were mostly interconnected and in good condition. The dry air helps to preserve the wooden structures.
A typical stretch of the assembly line.
Miners would sit in this room before going into the mine. The boards on the right indicated whether every single miner was “in” or “out”.
This section retains water and is mostly shaded, so moss has found a way to live in the concrete.
At sunset the light skips from puddle to stagnant puddle across the whole foundry room, playing with the classic sawtooth roof with half-hearted shadows.