The entry point for the painting shed on the top floor. Cars would have a few feet in between them before they entered. Separate sheds would prime and add color.
To get more light into the wards, the building was narrow and had angular rooms, often staff space, perpendicular to the main hallway.
The Wheeler Rec Center was very nice and included gymnasiums and a pool.
Beds line a basement room that is part way between the concepts of inside and outside. Boards and bricks were falling while I was photographing it—stay out.
A facade that tells the story of demolition and neglect. The sign on the garage door indicates that if one finds themselves there, that they enter the buildings at their own risk. If only property owners in the US took this philosophy!
The skyway in the bottom of the picture is now gone.
Looking through the hole where a glass pane once was at the Columbus Mine ruins, just south of Animas Forks. It was quiet when I took the picture, but for the gurgle of the nearby Animas River.
As my friend Jonathan would say, “on a human scale.”
During the Cold War, the Air Force used the radar station to train bombardiers in radar-guided ordinance.