Thursday, March 28, 2013


Birds by dcclark

Some pretty birds, apparently also acting as paintball targets, on the cement ruins at the Champion Mill in Freda, Michigan.

I've always wondered about the uses of ruins in the Keweenaw. The graffiti seems to be a "just for fun" sort of thing, as compared to the way that graffiti is used for communication purposes in more urban areas.

Similarly, paintball and airsoft are common uses. This makes sense, despite the fact that I really dislike the results.

The main thing which bothers me is that I'm interested in these ruins for their own sake -- and graffiti, paintball, airsoft, and people wandering around and kicking bits over don't help make it any easier to visit and enjoy these wonderful sites!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Miner's Castle

Miner's Castle by dcclark

One from the back catalog: Miner's Castle, along Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Michigan's beautiful Upper Peninsula.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Looking towards rocky ridge

Looking towards rocky ridge by dcclark

A friend standing on the edge of mount Brockway, looking south into the interior of the Keweenaw.

Friday, March 15, 2013

Hidden Falls

Hidden Falls by dcclark

Hidden Falls, a small but lovely waterfall at Nerstrand Big Woods state park. Sadly, the rest of the state park is fairly dull (and the camping spots... shudder!). But this pretty little waterfall is worth it!

Monday, March 4, 2013


Silos by dcclark

Silos at the "United Crushers" grain elevator in Minneapolis. This was once a massive ADM grainery, but is now in the process of being revamped into, of all things, a wildlife sanctuary! -- at least in the green space between the buildings.