”The iron ore mine # 2/X - The main headframe”
The mine has a history spanning over 200 years but was only active on a larger scale for about 70 years, with the headframes active for only 20 of those. Earlier headframes built in wood are often, if they even still stand, in terrible condition after all this time. But the later concrete headframes that dot the landscape in certain parts of Sweden mostly still stands and have over the years become landmarks of sorts.
Walking downtown the other day was such a trip. Memories of college & meeting my ex flooded my brain. I found myself staring into the window of the Starbucks at Adams & Wabash remembering our first date there. I thought nostalgia got the best of me until I reminded myself how strong I am & how much I’ve overcome since that cup of coffee 10 years ago. I don’t know what he’s doing or where he’s even living now, but I hope that our 8 years together brings him smiles somedays. I’ll never forget our early Chicago days together ❤️
“Learn from the past,
But stop looking through the pain for answers.” -@poetrybyboots ❤️
"The iron ore mine # 1/X - The double headframes"
Usually an object is researched thoroughly before making a trip, but sometimes it’s just up to endless roads and some luck when something new is found. This mine is most famous for a mine pit collapse that created a crater spanning 1km in the middle of the village. 40 years has passed since the mine closed but its impressive double headframes still stands. Perhaps they are still climbable?
“A reliable way to make people believe in falsehoods is frequent repetition, because familiarity is not easily distinguished from truth. Authoritarian institutions and marketers have always known this fact.” ―Daniel Kahneman