I included this image to illustrate the height of the headgrame and the distance between it and the hoist house. Of course, compared with the depth of the mine shaft, this distance is short.
A snapshot showing the staircase and catwalks in the middle of the boiler room.
The power gauge showed… broken.
2015. Water damage hastens the decay of the annex and its stage. Every time I visit this room, the chairs are in different places. Kodak Portra 400 in a Voigtlander Bessa.
Looking out of the biggest cave into the shell of the burned brewery, almost 125 years after it was destroyed by fire.
The basements of the barracks were often stone and brick, and many of them were connected by short tunnels.
This skyway, built to help seal off two parts of the complex during an out of control fire, was probably too rotten to burn by the time I saw it.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
A quick vertical panorama taken on my back at the sweet spot of a great summer sunset. On the skylight is the torch-cut catwalk that used to link the outside of the smokestacks that vented the cupolas.