I found out some of my friends were going to be married while I was on top of Gold Medal one evening while it was snowing.
From the highest roof of Ogvilvie’s, Thunder Bay looks like paradise.
In the brewhouse between the preheating tank and kettle room. The spiral staircase goes into a kettle annex where a few smaller stainless steel kettles hide. If you looked right from this frame you would see the bottom of one of the kettles like the bottom of a steel mixing bowl.
One of the many blast doors. Note the plunger to seal off the airflow in the event of an attack or accidental explosion.
A damaged roof channeled rain onto the adobe walls, cutting them in half. In the distance, a preserved house and the ruins of the Colmor School.
A strange sight: Part of the drain here seems to have had a skylight of glass, which has since been filled over. However, the collapsing ceiling began to create natural skylights of its own.
This gives a sense of the scale and the water damage of the old side (brick, rather than concrete) of the roundhouse.
The building in the foreground–the old control booth–was arsoned in 2009.