A rusting disconnect gangway. The smokestack is for a boiler, if I recall.
This building was 99 years old when it was demolished for the coal mine.
Cheratte lives on in the shadow of its abandoned coal mine, although most of the shops are abandoned and many of the city’s landmarks have fallen into disrepair. Like other Belgian mining towns, those who have stayed in the town have kept up their apartments, so much of the company-building duplexes and homes are in great condition.
Cauterized wounds on the factory floor, where the middle of the newer mill opens up to allow massive equipment. Now the pipes are cut and the equipment is gone.
Ducking the steam lines overhead between the mixers and compressors, a water tower says “good morning,” right past the slack power lines. This is the sleepy uptown of the war city.
The office was redder than the rest of the building.
Blast Furnace 7 as seen from the ore yard. Imagine running up those stairs through blast furnace smoke.
Looking out at the abandoned neighborhood around the house.