Facade of tarps and fences on the old house. It used to have a bronze ornament on the second floor patio, but it was taken for scrap years ago.
2005. Looking across the Mississippi from a park the night after the first snow.
Taken from the arm of the pocket loader–note the tree growing out of the conveyor belt. Often where you see old piles of taconite, trees are springing up. The byproducts of the pelletization process break down and make a really fertile mix, especially with all the iron content!
A lime auger and massive feet of the lime hopper.
The top floor’s old-fashioned hospital ways were too much to pass without a photo or two… with the paint falling off the walls it was as if the building was shedding its skin in an effort to become rejuvenated or useful.
Boards on the window are like rings on a tree, if you know how to read abandonments.
Looking at the top of the Washburn Crosby elevator from a mirrored window in the Guthrie Theater.
The guard shack protecting the Nike launch pad.
Looking across the ruin-strewn brownfield left from ACME’s operation and demolition.