These steam powered pumps were integral to the cooling of the meat packing plant next door.
Hip bump girl.
Connecting the Administration building’s tower and top floors is this beautiful cast iron staircase. It was probably designed to help service the clock originally planned to be set in the tower, but when the hospital went over budget the state cancelled the timepiece. Now we are left with a gorgeous stair with little or no real purpose–not that I’m complaining. I am a long-admitted spiral staircase fetishist.
A matrix panorama of the brewhouse staircase, post-scrapping. So pretty…
A strange little staircase on the side of the orphanage puts the scale of the building in perspective. It’s big, by U.P. standards!
When I moved from the roof back into the upper floors of the distillery, the plants growing out of the masonry caught my eye. It’s 60 feet up, but looks like it could be an old wall.
The great entrance to the Service Building shows the detail once present in the old hospital.
This is one of my favorite images of the year because of the color, light and textures. Someone told me once that the medium of photographers is not film or digital sensors, but rather shadows. This photo is evidence of that.
At night the city lights blast through the broken windows, casting crazy colors through the off-white interior of the mill.