Explore #1 of ‘The Picnics & Palaces Tour’
After catching a 6am flight out of Stansted to Berlin, first stop on day one was this permission visit to a former coal-fired power station with a beautiful retro control room…
History (rewritten from wiki)
Built in 1927, Powerplant Plessa was one of the oldest coal-fired power stations in Europe. Following three main phases of further construction, output had peaked by 1942 at 54MW. This then decreased in the post-war era until the plant finally closed in April 1992.
In 1996 the plant became owned by the municipality of Plessa, and the plant reopened as a industrial heritage museum/cultural attraction in the early 21st century.
As we didn’t really speak much German and the lady who let us in didn’t speak any English we were left free to wander around and shoot as we pleased. This was the nice relaxing start to the trip we’d planned for after our early start that morning…
As always click on a photo to VIEW LARGE
Dan and I then went to join up with James and Jade outside, only to discover that the lady with the keys had assumed we’d already gone and had locked us in! Ensue much hilarity about it usually being difficult to find a way *into* our locations, not find a way *out* 🙂 A few minutes later the lady came back and released us. I will leave you with a final shot of that control room…
Thanks for visiting.