the supervillage was planned and build as an ideal village for farmers, who settled down just there… i dont know from where this people came nor if they were moving there by free will or were forced to… The location was magnificent, nearly at the top of a hill with

the longtong

to see an abandoned place is one thing – to see an actually dying place is another. As the abandoned place finally found its peace and has fallen into a deep sleep, the dying place gripes you… it is a whole neighbourhood with all its people, tales and history, individualised,

cold steel

inside an abandoned steelworks – and where once was a sparkling and roaring hellfirelike atmosphere, glowing and fluid steel, there is dark and black silence now… thick black dust covers and softens everything… and there is no future for that place, unlike other works in the Ruhrgebiet. The population in that area


the big factory does crumble to pieces in large parts and therefore will be demolished soon – but like a capsule inmidst the rotten buildings, the archive has survived up till now, still looking neatly and sorted. It is a small room in this compound of rotten buildings and not


seen in Italy – and never seen before…

black roof

the black roof tells a story of steam- and dieselengines parked in the maintanance hall of the Deutsche Reichsbahn, the smell of coal, steam and dieselfumes thickens the air – puddles of greasy black oil on the floor, humming engines, workers with gloves, joking around… not hard to imagine in

the giant will fall…

upcoming saturday at 11 am – it will be blown up to a million pieces, scattered to the ground and in 2017, it will be gone traceless – the last witness of the great industrial history of that county will vanish. No one will be able to see the terrific

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