Our road to this site took us up a forested mountainside, past a mirror pond and waterfalls, to a new cyclone fence garnished with barbed wire. Beyond it stretched a manicured lawn. The gate was unlocked; still, this place looked too freaky for us to comfortably pass thru.
We got around it by hiking an abandoned road that was turning into a stream. We squelched across an old quarry; a desolate cement structure came into view thru the autumn foliage.
As we approached, we saw that the place was larger than it looked; most of it was hidden by a steep incline. An overgrown side road led to a loading bay. Above us was the track of an overhead trolley that had once brought out heavy loads to trucks. One source calls this site a limestone plant; another a cement factory. We heard a rhythmic crunching of leaves.
TunnelRunner33 spotted a man with a camera walking toward the main building on a lower road. They waved to each other. He'd come with his son, who gathers images here to incorporate into photoshop compositions. He said the site had been a rock-crushing plant.
A slender tower stood apart from the main structure; we saw no openings in its sides, and never found out what it was for. We peered into a crumbling barn, and an outhouse-sized steel shed at the foot of a power pole. Then we headed inside the main structure.
It was a bit strange; some parts resembled a bunker, and others a first-person-shooter castle that M. C. Escher might have designed. Random flights of steps and ladders set in the walls would keep gamers entertained, and there were lots of holes to fall into. Vines and mossy trees pressed against the building's doors and windows. Several openings had been obstructed by massive steel plates; but no part of the building was inaccessible to a persistent adult. We saw lots of exuberant graffiti, including some interesting murals.
We met more friendly explorers, and entered a long inclined conduit. Once it might have held a chute or conveyor belt; now parts of it were like an art gallery. This led us to the top of a round tower whose purpose we couldn't guess.
Below we saw the roof of an underground structure; other explorers told us they thought it was a warehouse. But we were out of time! We hurried back up the new stream to the car. We'll be back!