The playground used to be near the school which is now in ruins.
An elevator is reflected in the flooded footprint of Spencer & Kellogg. These trains are in storage for the winter.
To get more light into the wards, the building was narrow and had angular rooms, often staff space, perpendicular to the main hallway.
I’ve been in a lot of different mines. Some on tours, some not. If you pass through Howardsville, Colorado without going on the Old Hundred Mine Tour, you’re missing out. This is what Santiago Tunnel looked like in the 1940s when it was near the end of its life.
A 5-minute exposure of the tunnel and stars, and even some of Duluth’s city lights bouncing off the clouds. A single off-camera flash in the tunnel gives the effect of an oncoming train.
The common rooms bulge out of the institutional geometry of the wards.
Algae grows where water flows/From the sawtooth roof/To the mines below/The sun climbs high/But is in no one’s eyes/A wall alone crumbles/It was no suprise
This is one of the more private rooms in the old section of the hospital. It likely only accommodated one patient.
I had to climb into the roof of the half-demolished skyway to see through to the other side of the train shed. That’s my foot in the corner.