I like to think of this as a giant straw, through which the factory is slowly draining the earth, leaving nothing but reinforced concrete below…
Pocket door and light switches in the upper control room, at the top of the spiral staircase.
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.
In what used to be a hallway under what used to be a skyway, each with what had conveyor belts for the grain that once was stored here. The fog doesn’t change.
Power-up to cool down… would have been nice on the hot day I climbed on top of this machine.
The back of the pilot house had a desk full of navigational notes and maps.
All of the fire alarms had been triggered.
The well-worn chair in one larry’s operator cab, next to an overgrown coke battery.