The second floor in the smaller house, which was a bit smaller than the Head Keeper’s house.
Near Howardsville, Colorado, the Animas River gets quite wide. This is near the Little Nation Mill, which is worth a stop if you’re traveling north from SIlverton. It’s also near the former Gold King Mine, which “blew” in 2015 and flooded the Animas River with toxic mine water.
The head distiller could walk out of their office to this balcony and overlook the whole fermentation process in a glance.
A self portrait on a tire swing outside the Service Building.
The walkway to the end of the dock is elevated, so one walks above the trees and bushes growing in the rotting taconite pellets that have collected over the years.
“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.”
After climbing the elevator shaft to the illusive second level, a new pallet of colors were revealed.
The shed in the front was full of worker supplies–namely goggles and heavy leather gloves. Molten copper isn’t a friendly thing to handle.
A comrade lights-up where so many workers apparently congregated to do the same.