I still believe there is beauty in decay. It may not always be kind or fair, but there is something peculiarly peaceful about the earth reclaiming something natural or man-made.
The San Juan Mountains in Colorado are speckled with hundreds of mines. I wish I had the time to photograph and explore them all...
Cooling Tower at the inactive Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, now Satsop Business Park, in Washington.
This power plant once powered a Rayon Factory in Alabama. Now abandoned, this power plant sits on land near new active and thriving businesses and a empty lot where the factory once stood.
Inside a power plant, which provided power to a former Rayon Factory in Alabama.
Another angle from inside the beautiful cooling tower at the former Satsop Business Park in Elma, Washington.
This power plant was once the driving force behind a Rayon Factory in the Southern State of Alabama.
Vertical pano taken inside the reactor building at the unfinished Nuclear Power Plant in Hartsville, Tennessee.
The Tennessee Valley Authority halted construction on this plant in 1983 when the desire for nuclear power began to decrease.
Inside the cooling tower at the incomplete Satsop Nuclear Power Plant in Washington.
In 1975, preliminary work began on this site. Between 1980-1982, construction efforts were in full swing and the site employed 5,000 workers. A few short years later, construction on the plant was terminated and hundreds of workers lost their jobs.
Inside the Beaunit Rayon Factory power plant in Alabama on a stormy day.
Sometimes an opportunity presents itself and you just have to go for it. This was one of those evenings.
This site has been closed since the 1960's, but it was once a major contributor to iron production for nearly 80 years.
Inside a power plant, once part of a 1950's era Beaunit Rayon Factory in Childersburg, Alabama.
James Withers Sloss was one of the founders of the city of Birmingham, Alabama. In 1880, he founded the Sloss Furnace Company, where he constructed the city's first blast furnace and contributed to the industrial production of iron in the south. In 1899, when James Sloss sold the company to investors, they rebuilt the furnaces with modern equipment and also constructed brand new boilers .
The site operated until 1969 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in the 1980's. The Sloss Furnaces now operate as a museum and are open to the public.
I think it's about time I hit the road for another adventure documenting history...
This 15,000 square foot mill was constructed in 1935 and is located in Gold Hill, Nevada. It processed 300,000 tons of ore before the Government shut it down under the War Production Board Limitation Order.