Touches of humanity soften the hard edges of Humberstone.
From a carefully hand-lettered sign….
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….to rebar (short for “reinforcing bar” — used to increase the tensile strength of concrete walls) repurposed for security….certainly from after the 1960 abandonment of the site, to deter looters.
A mysterious message, barely holding on. “Coopere con el, aseo” — can be translated as Keeping clean together — we could re-purpose this sign for COVID-19. The bench in background is slanted in the opposite direction.
Someone has a sense of humor: this was a door to the drill bit room, repurposed as a prison, complete with a ball and chain. In the background, a father photographing is wife and child.
Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works World Heritage page
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