Negative twenty looks much warmer in retrospect, wouldn’t you say? Taken through the window of a gantry crane cab.
This ornamental stair is cast iron and used to connect all floors of the Administration building. Now it connects the first and second floor, then the third and fourth floors, with a strange cinder block and drywall barrier separating the new and old sections of the building. Note the insulation on the floor to seal heat into the lower floors that were used as offices until the hospital closed. On the corners of the staircase are lions, on the corners of the suspended section of stair are down-hanging pineapples. Set in the stairs themselves are shield motifs with slate tops.
A twin-engine crew pushes full taconite cars onto Dock 6.
When I revisited the mine in 2013, the hoists were scrapped and sitting by the road.
Model: Ryan. On the second floor between wooden joists and massive, inert lighting is simply nothing but warped wood, stained with crane grease.
They remodeled, apparently.
The power lines follow the street, down to the mineshaft. Everything revolved around the mine, it seemed.
A typical Chateau wall. Kodak Tri-X 400 in Leica M7.
Harsh rail yard lighting throws shadows of broken windows against the line of boilers.