The sign that greets visitors to the ghost town of Colmor. Nothing says ‘welcome’ like birdshot.
The steel sea leg is so heavy it requires a huge counterweight that travels the height of the elevator.
Standing on the fence barricade that used to keep squatters out of the tunnel, the size of the space is impressive. What you see here is the current length of the tunnel; I set up a flashlight at the end to illuminate the concrete wall that is the lower portal.
There isn’t an unbroken window in the entire historic complex as of 2013.
The perfect place to have a post-industrial picnic.
Looking into the Argo Tunnel at its Idaho Springs portal. I was hoping to see tracks and a steel door, but found a busy crew of environmental workers installing a pipe between the bulkhead and new water plant.
This chair burned in the 2005 arson that gutted this building, which is the oldest on the property.