The right passageway is a carved staircase that winds upward to an old entrance. The left portal is one of the bigger and well-carved rooms… I would guess it’s part of the original caves.
Dominion was acquired by UGG, which designated the elevator ‘M’. Their offices still have safety signage.
The railing were jealous of both the bricks and bits, and chose instead to dissolve like this.
A typical room in Birtle.
Beautiful details in the plaster moulding have been preserved by the sheer height of this room between the cathedral and auditorium.
We mark our world in unexpected ways… this is how patient possessions would be stored during their stay in the old asylum wards. It’s about the size of a shoebox, and this particular drawer has a name where the others do not. Its place reminded me of the hospital cemetery where more than 3,000 are buried and less than 1% of whom are recorded by stone or plaque in their resting place.
An article from Minnpost describes this design as “marital”, and I could not agree more.
The front door to the auditorium.
Steam pipes snake up the walls like vines, but with asbestos.