The end of Dock 5 is warped and bent from a rail accident that left some ore cars swinging like a stringy wrecking ball into the end of the superstructure and accompanying stair. The stairs are still navigable, but it wasn’t recommended by the CN workers that were with me.
Before the clouds broke, I snapped this profile of the dumping control room and its spiral staircase. These are the colors that I dream in.
As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.”
The top of the headframe, and in a sense, the mine itself. This pulley carried the life line of the mine and the men in it.
On this production line, the office was elevated far above the floor.
Peering at Stelco’s abandoned steel rod rolling mill, not demolished. The rectangular on the right in between is the boiler house that heated Stelco.
The taller of the two smokestacks on site. Note the crack around its crown.
The crane on Dock 2, as seen from Dock 4 right after sunset. Notice the old light tower is warped.
This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.