Unintended Footprint When I wasn’t paying enough attention on the rotten balcony, I accidentally put my foot through a rotten floorboard. I snapped a picture to remember the moment. Similar Images ...based on the tags: catwalks, collapsing, holes-of-death, mossy, rotten, wooden... The roof was in bad shape, but too beautiful to avoid. This is the spot were I used to study medieval Latin. A winding flue between the ovens for Furnace 6, capped with sketchy catwalks. In front of the mine building the ground has opened up, showing a one-subterranean hallway. Locals seem to be using the dangerous hole as a trash dump. Looking across a skyway at the dust-collecting funnels, one of the few pieces of equipment that haven’t been completely decimated by time and the elements. There’s concrete under that dirt… under that water… somewhere. The boiler doors are beautiful, and feature the name of the smelter and mine company. If you like these, check my article on the Mitchell Yards of Hibbing, MN. Someone’s abandoned to-do list. For 20 years, this served as the public library. According to blogger, this has been moved to Springer.