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UER Forum > US: Northeast > The Collapsed Mill (intro) (Viewed 234 times)
C. Enzo 


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The Collapsed Mill (intro)
< on 6/21/2020 8:59 PM >
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I visited this fairly well-known CT location with Saladking last week. From aerial photos it looked pretty well collapsed, which put it on the B-list.
But, destroyed as it was, it's still a pretty neat location with plenty of sketchy things to climb up and down, and a lot of pretty things to photograph.
It's as good a place as any to be my intro, so hello! I've been exploring around RI/CT for a while and have lurked UER for years. Now as I slide back into photography, I want to post some of my stuff and connect with other explorers.
I wish I could have visited this place before the fire(s).

01: Ducts for the Duct God


02: Ex-Stairs


03: Excellent Spiderweb


04: Snout


05: Your Mom


06: Road


07: Brick Spill


08: Old No. 20


09: The Ooze
A big bundle of these small pipes branched all over the mill, some of them dripping hardened plastic.


10: The Room of Pipes and Benches


11: Low Confidence


12: From Outside


13: Lo-Fi
This audio equipment was once made in this mill.


14: Load-Bearing Tree


15: Reflecting Line


16: Tripping Hazard


17: Above


18: Fire Lane


19: Seal Fail


20: Door


21: Nails
Saladking lurks in the background. (you might notice me in some of his photos over the past few years)


22: Wood Wheel


23: Ashes and Iron


24: There Once Were Floors


25: Hang em High


26: Oh Yeah
*crash*


27: In Motion


We'll be back.




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FadedColors 
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< Reply # 1 on 6/21/2020 10:24 PM >
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place looks rough, great shots though




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Aran 


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< Reply # 2 on 6/22/2020 4:06 AM >
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Nice shots! I like Nails and the motion gif, that one in particular looks pretty cool.




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C. Enzo 


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Re: The Collapsed Mill (intro)
< Reply # 3 on 6/23/2020 2:28 PM >
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Nice shots! I like Nails and the motion gif, that one in particular looks pretty cool.

Thanks! Yes, the motion shot came out cool. I've done these static motion shots before as part of longer-form videos, but I have to give credit to Shr-eddie ( https://www.uer.ca...=1&threadid=131942) for giving me the idea to transcode it to a short gif.
Definitely something I'll be doing more of, I like this capturing a scene in motion without doing a long-form video.

It's too bad we can't embed mp4/webm videos (that I know of?), because gifs are such large files even with careful encoding.




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C. Enzo 


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< Reply # 4 on 7/1/2020 11:46 PM >
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I might as well add to this thread with some photos from our second trip, where we got to see some less known parts of this well known place.
This time, we made it down under the mill to see the remains of the turbines and some very neat stonework.

28: Tailrace
Two levels below the partially-collapsed flooring are the tailraces that carried outflow water from the turbines to the river.


29: Curly Pipe
Pipes were made like this in the late 1800s. Most of this part of the mill was built between 1860 and 1890, and continually rebuilt in many ways through the early 20th.


30: Outflow Pit
To the right, one of the big outflow pipes plunges down into the mud. The mud here is probably a few feet deep and way too soft to stand on.


31: Arch
There are five of these tailrace tunnels, all linked together and made of really diverse and pretty stonework.


32: Line Shaft
There were four of these big turbines, maybe five, maybe more. This big line shaft passed through them all, with a few clutches and flywheels along its length.


33: Flywheel
These flywheels on the line shaft probably once had flat belts running up to the machines above. In the mill's later years they might have run generators instead, but it's obvious that these turbines were slowly abandoned one by one over the years the mill was active.


34: Close/Open
20th century tech mixes with 19th in the line-shaft tunnel.


35: Basement
In a different section of the mill, this basement shows a lot of rebuilding and repairing over the years.


36: Nutmeg Club
This brand of soda from New London CT doesn't exist anymore.


37: Outfall
The other end of the tailrace in 28, on the river bank.


38: Other Outfall
the brickwork here looks identical to a drawing from 1866, so it's probably original.



39: Atmosphere
it started raining as we were on our way out.




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Philodiss 


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< Reply # 5 on 7/4/2020 5:44 AM >
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That is ridiculously cool. I love these shots!




C. Enzo 


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That is ridiculously cool. I love these shots!


thanks! It was cool, too bad there wasn't more left of that turbine hall. There was clearly a lot still down there after the rest of the mill was cleared out, up until the building collapsed on top of it.




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I love the first round, but part two is even better! Very nice long-exposure water shots.
Also, nutmeg club soda sounds horrible. (I don't like nutmeg.)




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C. Enzo 


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Also, nutmeg club soda sounds horrible. (I don't like nutmeg.)


I can't figure out if it actually had nutmeg in it, or if Nutmeg Club was just the name of the beverage company.
It's been defunct so long there isn't much information left.





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< Reply # 9 on 7/5/2020 11:13 PM >
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I can't figure out if it actually had nutmeg in it, or if Nutmeg Club was just the name of the beverage company.

https://funbox.sh/.../Nutmeg%20Club.JPG[/eimg]


Ah, good point.




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