My next adventure was in Germany. In a place called Duisburg and Essen I visited Landschafstpark Duisburg-Nord and Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex. Two totally different places. The tour guide was Wilco Dragt and the travel organization was Nordic Vision.
Former industrial buildings have been remodelled to host corporate and cultural events, Europe’s largest artificial diving centre has been created in an old gasometer. Former ore storage bunkers have been transformed into an alpine climbing garden, a high ropes course has been set up in a casthouse and a disused blast furnace has been equipped with a viewing tower. At night several buildings and installations are beautiful lit! The colors make the industrial complex a dreamworld
Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen
The Zollverein industrial complex in Land Nordrhein-Westfalen consists of the complete infrastructure of a historical coal-mining site, with some 20th-century buildings of outstanding architectural merit. It constitutes remarkable material evidence of the evolution and decline of an essential industry over the past 150 years. Different to the Landschaftspark Duisburg Nord these buildings are cubical and sleek architecture.
I made a short movie of this adventure. It was good ta be a weekend at these two places. My head was clear and my saw was sharp again. Ready for my daily job!
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