The stairs of this elevator had their landings removed long ago to keep vandals grounded.
A brewmaster’s desk leans beside a long-disused stainless steel kettle. The staircase above goes to another level of kettles, which are visibly older.
This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.
Shadows of the timberwork and cribbing are cast across cracked lake ice. My footprints follow cat tracks.
Electric Steel’s bins reflect the sunset.
The engine room.
The head distiller could walk out of their office to this balcony and overlook the whole fermentation process in a glance.
This is an elevator to move mine car loads of sand to the surface for cleaning and eventually glass production. Below is a flooded equipment vault. In front and behind is a loop through the larger tunnels in the mine. The horizontal braces supported electric cables for the mine carts.
Not ghosts. Slow-moving explorers’ shadows create a ghostly effect in the ‘Old Ward’–the second floor of the Service Building.