Looking into the half-demolished, half-dismantled conveyor for the sea leg.
The aft lifeboat survived auction, although now all it holds is an emergency ladder to help men who’ve fallen overboard get on deck.
A splash of pink across an otherwise boring sign caught my eye in the old elevator.
In this photo you see three lives of Lyric: 1.) The Art Deco murals showing the Vaudeville background; 2.) The suspended ceiling put in when the building was converted for film; 3.) The explorers, photographers and others who worked in and on the building before its final demolition.
The private bathroom for the staff in this building was simple. As blue paint peels away from the yellow undercoat, islands emerge and grow.
A floating spiral staircase, one of two, that link the foyer with the lounge and balcony level. Now the balcony level is a small second stage. A panoramic view of Split Rock LIghthouse wraps around the bannisters.
The huge snowfalls of 2011 brought new collapses across the buildings.
The Big Dipper brought its friends into view, and the best seat is 80-feet up.
If it wasn’t for the humming and crackling of the wires, I could believe I had arrived to a post apocalyptic landscape.