One more extra-large abandoned site to explore. Located in La Louvière (Belgium), this plant has closed its doors around 1978. SAFEA was producing in La Louvière nitrogenous fertilizers. The site is simply huge and -welcome to Belgium- incredibly not vandalized. I mean: no tags, no destroyed engines, not too much smashed windows...
It takes certainly more than one day to explore, each building has lot of things to see, colorful, rotten and quiet places.
Having heard about the demolition of the complete factory, we have returned there a lot of times during summer 2005, day and night, for a last homage...
Ce site n'existe plus, Ã©videmment !
Il a Ã©tÃ© complÃ¨tement dÃ©poluÃ© par la SociÃ©tÃ© SPAQUE.
...if I were a rich man...and I lived in this region...I'd have Europes' top architect...design & build that bulbous, reinforced-concrete water tower into a ultra-modern/art-deco w/Greco-Roman overtones, condo...w/roof-top jacuzzi & a Celestron, Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope...the rest of the plants' remains becomes a garden-park of a mixed-tone work of European stone-works and Japanese zen-gardens of flowing water & moss-groomed ponds(the fish? Why, yes!)...plus lush greenery, trees and stone pathways...
P.S. ...the great machines stay...with their surroundings trimmed and themed-into the park...in a transitional-state...coming first from the Earth...to their assigned works...then slipping slowly back...all insitu...and prepared both in reinforcings and artistry...for a long-stay in Mother Natures elements...
Does anyone know if the location still exist?
Ive been there a couple years ago and want to go back there to shoot the same pictures as i did then but so many years older! greets!
My Favourite photos are from "at night", and there is: 'Moon, curves & sunset', 'Cooling tower' cause i see a dustman, 'ladder' and 'meditation'
I was so excited to see this video on YouTube. This has to be one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen and I was saddened me to hear that it had been destroyed. Great job on documenting such a wonderful and amazing place.
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