Head House Under First Snow 2005. Looking across the Mississippi from a park the night after the first snow. Similar Images ...based on the tags: houses, ice, mississippi-river, reflections, rivers, snow, towers, trees, water, yellow... The front of the school overlooks the town of Birtle, Manitoba. It replaced a circa-1894 building which was a little farther down the hill. In what used to be a hallway under what used to be a skyway, each with what had conveyor belts for the grain that once was stored here. The fog doesn’t change. A broken roof drain turned the fourth floor into a skating rink. Frost covers every surface. Kodak Portra 400 in Voigtlander Bessa. The quenching water was reused over and over. From the summer a bunch of Australians visited Minnesota. Not ghosts. Slow-moving explorers’ shadows create a ghostly effect in the ‘Old Ward’–the second floor of the Service Building. This sea leg was installed to unload grain boats. It’s pretty much a big bucket elevator that can be moved and lowered into waiting boats. The west portal of the tunnel is open, and if it wasn’t for the rough track, I would think by looking at it that a train could be coasting up behind me any moment. Mamiya 6/Portra 160 An old handcart sits next to a rotting elevator.