Two charmers, I’m sure. This area was a coal pit for the nearby power plant.
Part of an ongoing series on found American flags in shuttered factories.
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.
2005. Looking across the Mississippi from a park the night after the first snow.
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
Looking toward the Quenching Tower from the coal tower platform.
Looking at The Windy City from the top of the coal tower. The pond you see is the former ACME Coke coal yard.
A washout two thirds of the way down the tram gave me a place to relax in the thin air.
Capitol 6 has three annexes. It must have a massive capacity. Note the poor condition of the breakwater.