Covered Door I love the texture of the rust through the decaying yellow paint. Similar Images ...based on the tags: no-trespassing-sign, rusty, sheet-metal, signs... This little curled yellow thing is one of the last hints that this adobe building was lived in. The spiral staircase ends in the basement, where two oil tanks (for the lantern) and a freshwater tank (for the Keeper) were stored. The basement consists of two long arched vaults like this. In the grungy control room, I found a little slice that was never graffitied. The old hotel doesn’t like to show its age. Indeed, if it had a few paint job and soft remodel it would be fit to open–that is, if there was a need for it in this tiny rural New York town. This picture shows the challenges of moving around underground in the base. This wheel scoops the washings from the sluice room and places it on the tailings conveyor. Looking down a manlift on the ore dock side of the elevator. It’s a belt-less belt-o-vator! A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall. Vines are finding their way into the roundhouse.