Looking through the boards of the boarded windows.
A divot to let more light and air into the building.
This was the exterior wall of the roundhouse; engines would have entered on the other side and machinery would line this side, hence the big windows for natural light.
An employee lunchroom with every door and window covered in vented steel.
Trees like masks.
A hole in one of the boards casts the inverse image of a tree outside across a peeling sanatorium wall.
A strange little staircase on the side of the orphanage puts the scale of the building in perspective. It’s big, by U.P. standards!
One of the older buildings on the site, this is an old power house that provided electricity to the plant. I spent some time walking around it and believe it was fired with coal gas but had a diesel backup installed later.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.