This was one of two skyways that went between production line offices. It’s easy to tell because it’s not reinforced for machinery to travel through it. I also like that it’s a double-decker, so to speak.
Brick crowns of the twin stacks are not aging well.
The doorframes become more askew every year as the buildings slip downward into the gulch at different rates. This seems to be the part of the mine ruins where transients leave their marks. The graffiti dated back to the 1970s, at least.
At noon, the lower skylights around the shops glow yellow-green, thanks to the flora blooming on the roof above.
Looking through skylights of the payroll office toward the Cheratte No.1’s tower. This is where workers would wait in line to receive pay, surrounded by the mine workings.
The company labs. If you can believe it, this area is even more destroyed today.
About a second after the explosives were triggered.
These pools looked into the cribbing below the concrete.
A single metal emergency slide rusts away at sunrise.