After a short rainfall douses the mill in downtown Fergus Falls, the river next to the brick walls swells and the sounds of water overtakes the echos of the nearby bars. Reflections are on the foundation of the former distribution and rail building.
Grimy windows and the other half of the complex trade interests and stares.
The sign that greets visitors to the ghost town of Colmor. Nothing says ‘welcome’ like birdshot.
I am not sure what caused the discoloration, but two of the walls near the door to the machine shop are stained yellow-red. I assume this had to do with the walls in relation to blowing piles of iron ore, and that the walls have been partly infused with iron oxide. Any other ideas?
My favorite picture from the mills. These charts remind me of star charts or orbiting planets.
Power House, 2000s From the roof of the larger power plant’s Building A, Hastings, MN’s lights burn behind the smokestacks.
Too big to be scrapped, to simple to be auctioned. It waited for the demo crews and demo cranes to arrive.
Chutes from a hundred machines interconnect to more machines and chutes on a dozen factory floors.
Gaskets still organized on nails beside the power plant. This used to be a maintenance room, but since its roof and walls were torn down, it’s not any kind of room.