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June 01, 2009

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alan b

The Industrial Decay site is amazing. Thanks.

newbie

Wow. It's like a set from Hellraiser.

Anna

The ID site has some gorgeous shots. A great find.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideon_thecat/3531131733/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/jrej/3567390155/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/gideon_thecat/3529172684/

JuliaM

"Wow. It's like a set from Hellraiser. "

Oooh, yes! Creepy...

Why suspended storage, though, rather than 'locker' type, I wonder?

David

Julia,

Given the rudimentary facilities and the number of miners getting washed and changed simultaneously, I’m guessing it was partly a space-saving measure. Maybe it was also an attempt to keep belongings clean and safe from pilfering. (I think each chain could be locked in place individually.)

JuliaM

Ah, that makes sense, I suppose.

Timo the Squid

It is both space saving & anti-pilfering, especially the latter. The military, like all large, impersonal organizations, has the same problem - with theft severely punished owing to the disunity it causes. In the dangerous world of industrial mining, the last thing the union and management needed was workers fearing their belongings would be nicked when they are half a mile deep in the ground.

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