A quick vertical panorama taken on my back at the sweet spot of a great summer sunset. On the skylight is the torch-cut catwalk that used to link the outside of the smokestacks that vented the cupolas.
Bits and things in a pile in the corner of the smelter, the unsold chunks of industrial history that didn’t sell at an on-site auction before my visit.
An old stoker in a power plant that was abandoned long before the mill next to it, by all indications. Sugar mills burned dry beet pulp pellets for fuel.
Another ruined spiral staircase in the mill.
The last batch of molded metal stuck in the chute, this metallurgical furnace was falling apart brick by disintegrating brick b the time I got to it. On the upper floors there is a sophisticated network of vents and chimneys to make these little furnaces as hot as possible.
The top floors of all the buildings seemed to be the worst off. Arson and the elements have eroded Packard like water over salt.
This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse.
The truck scale is closed at Lena, MB.
Ground floor windows were built to be barred.
Don’t you love the shape of the house on the right?