The sun unzipped the clouds. Mist blew across the harbor.
The old boilers of the steam plant have been mostly gutted to remove loose asbestos.
Tunnels interconnected all of the complex, carrying power, steam, laundry and food throughout the hospital. This is a typical causeway that would have been very busy when the hospital was operating. In some places, signs still point to defunct areas of the hospital.
A late look at the brewhouse, long after the stainless steel tanks were scrapped.
A typical narrow hallway at Birtle.
Redlining is the practice of shutting certain races out of neighborhoods, and it is still a big problem today. Such behaviors were a big factor in creating the need for these projects.
On the left, the formula for the sintering mix was written (“mischungszusammenselzung”) to keep track of the jobs.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
You can almost make out the concrete chute through the open window. Kodak Portra 160/Mamiya 6.