Birch shadows on stone walls… have you been looking at my Christmas list?
Sunset came fast, and when the good light died inside the Industrial Loft, I walked around the back to find the whole complex glowing.
“Against the blue sky, its rusting central silos look like rising smoke meeting the last minutes of a sunset. These give way to a corrugated night sky of blue gray, punched-through with staggered four-pane windows, all glassless.”
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
The perimeter fence still holds strong, 50 years after it was put up.
The bottom of the elevator in the new foundry.
A shuttered house at the end of the block doesn’t even have boards on it anymore.
Levers and indicators to control and track the path of mine cars moving up and down the mine shaft. Note the mine depth indicators would trace paper… this is because the steel cables stretch out over time, so the line length changes with the years.