Sunset came fast, and when the good light died inside the Industrial Loft, I walked around the back to find the whole complex glowing.
Judging by the bed, this room was used by employees in its later years.
The stone chapel sits beside the main house and received a particularly heavy dose of gothic architectural touches.
The approach to Dock 4 is long demolished, so it is only accessible when the lake freezes.
A long exposure under the trestle-like approach to the dock, under which trains still pass regularly.
This picture is perhaps the most appropriate in its visual depiction of how unstable the mill was. 1. Note the lack of stairs on the spiral staircase; they’re rusted and twisted apart, not simply cut off. 2. Notice the cracked concrete on the lower left corner; that was cracking as I was standing on it taking this photo, and don’t think there’s anything under that to begin to stop one’s fall. 3. You’re looking into an open elevator shaft; its safety cage is sliced away and wide open.
A dead belt-o-vator.
From an unsteady perch atop the blast furnace, the morning light began to leach into the complex below.
The top of the headframe, and in a sense, the mine itself. This pulley carried the life line of the mine and the men in it.