The left cave is the largest of the three, and shows the most evidence of expansion.
I really like the porcelain guides for the silk threads, probably used because they could be polished for perfect, persistent, smoothness.
At the end of a conveyor belt and poised over a loading station, it’s easy to image the tinny sound of chicken feed sliding across the metal. Like sand on the old-fashioned stainless steel playground slides.
The note on the left announces that the spindles in the crates are dirty.
Workers in the basement tunnels had to communicate with the workhouse operators 100 feet above and vice versa. Alarms and bells were installed to signal trouble over the sound of the elevator machinery.
Looking up from the industrial courtyard.
Easier-to-demolish parts of the power plant were torched apart. Catwalks to nowhere meant lots of dead ends.
Looking at the engine house (left) from atop the stoves.
A typical shower in the old section of the hospital. It looks a little horrifying in the harsh light of a camera flash on the thousands of little white tiles. One soap holder hadn’t been stolen yet.