Everything had to be tested before being sent to the front lines. Here’s where smaller ammunition would be test-fired. I was able to dig up several misfired rounds. Now they live in my collection of oddities.
Here you can see the end of the scrapping phase in 2011.
This is the crane that would be used to lower extra-heavy bits of copper ore into the fire of the furnace.
A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn’t even have boards on it anymore.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
An auxiliary crane in the corner of the foundry room.
In the corner of the former school grounds…
Enger Tower is an 75 foot stone structure built in 1939. It overlooks the elevators of Rice’s Point that are, for the most part, far older than it.
The back of the castle is barely visible through the trees that have grown thick around the walls, making it look so much older.
Cracked gauges have a certain quality that hearkens to movies, I think. One can imagine the gauges going off the scales before dramatically cracking, throwing glass right at the camera. This damage, however, is unfortunate vandalism.