Empty spools, thousands of them, were around the mill.
Partier graffiti dates to when the caves were last open to the public; probably in the 1990s. This tunnel used to horseshoe between the brewery’s ice chute (left) and basement door (right, backfilled). Note the utility tunnel in the upper-right corner as well as the lighting brackets on the ceiling.
Inside the pilot copper concentrator.
The tunnels were full of bricked-up doorways. I wonder how many rooms under there are totally sealed from the outside world…
2005. Looking at the brewhouse from the top of the staircase the goes to the tunnels.
Standing between pockets 1 and 2. You brought hearing protection, right?
Wind-battered catwalk lights between the shaft house and headframe/rockhouse building.
In this section of the Men’s Ward, sealed by brick from lower floors, the room doors had messages painted in their inside–some motivational, some not. I would be interested to hear if anyone knows the backstory of this section. Lighting is natural; it was just after sunset.
The cupola–the space above the silos–is surprisingly original. The building was too unstable for anyone to scrap it out. Seriously, the floor is a deathtrap.