Industrial & Commercial Sites

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Explore #215: ‘Lady in Red’ Control Room, France – August 2017

Explore #7 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Please excuse the cringeworthy Urbex codename, not of my doing… History This control room is all that now remains of a former gas and oil-fired power plant, built in the early 2000s to power a paper mill next door. The mill once boasted a production output of 330,00 tonnes of paper per annum, employing almost 350 staff. Production declined during the 2010s, and after failing to sell the site it was closed down…

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Explore #214: Usine Skeleton aka la farandole des morts, Belgium – August 2017

Explore #6 of ‘The Greased Otters Tour’. Time for something a little different, but hopefully still visually interesting… History This site was a printing and publishing company, originally run in a nearby city from the end of the 19th century, but relocated and expanded at this location behind the family’s home in 1935. Over time the focus of the business moved from postcards and photographs to more commercial printing, such as labels. Between 1948 and 1976 ownership passed into the…

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Explore #212: HFX Blast Furnaces and Steel works, Hayange / Florange, France – August 2017

Explore #4 of the ‘Greased Otters Tour’ Day Two was the centrepiece explore of our long weekend – the other sites we had lined up were all great in their own ways, but this one was an absolute beast – a huge decomissioned steel works which once boasted no fewer than six blast furnaces… History (translated and rewritten from here and here) The presence of iron ore in the region was exploited back to Roman times, if not earlier. The…

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