Behind the grand staircase is this beautifully preserved hallway with medieval-style arches and vivid paint.
Where the drain changes shape from round concrete to arched brick.
The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this.
300 tea lights illuminate what Greg Brick calls the Rotunda, under the brew house proper, which was part of Christopher Stahlmann’s natural cave.
A high-voltage tunnel sheathed in concrete dips below ground near a shell packing building that now stores fireworks.
My favorite shot of the 17-story Art Deco office tower attached to the train station.
I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
An old nurse’s station (you can tell because of the half-door with table) with torn-up tiles. Notice through the curved doorway that even the ceiling has a curvature.
A window for light and air pokes above the big arch in the hallway. Most of the interior ceilings were broad brick archways.