As I walked through the connecting short hallway and went under the hanging doorways overhead, I saw the building that is visible from outside, and that many associate with the Kirlangiç factory. I called it the main building, perhaps erroneously, due to its size and the attitude it seemed to convey. With its two-tier roof, it appeared like a person with broad shoulders and its chin up. The open or missing doors everywhere revealed what was, or was not, inside. I did not see any clues as to what purpose these buildings served, and the main building did not differ from all the others in that regard.
As I walked by the tall structure, the long wall showed more signs of decay with parts fallen like the gap a missing tooth would leave. Further down on the right-hand side a pool reflected parts of the building in its rather grimy water. At the end of the wall was a gate leading to the other side. As I walked towards it, I noticed a hose leading outside the gate as if to show the path. On the other side, the old factory looked more familiar since that side faced the main road. It looked no less dignified and no less worn down.
I walked back to the factory proper and continued exploring the space a little more. Inside the main building, the same emptiness greeted me with a grid of broken window panes close to the ceiling. As in other large hall-like spaces, the destruction was manifest all around but without a menacing presence. (To be continued)