Rocket Station in NRW, Germany.
Buildings are constructed by humans and intended to last for a very long time. If you think about a force that may destroy buildings around you, you may think about explosives or devastating weapons.
When you walk through a decaying piece of industrial brownfield, you get to know a different type of destructive force: mother nature.
When a building is constructed, nature loses some area wich is now occupied by human beings. When those buildings are abandoned and left-behind, nature slowly takes back the area step by step.
Some months ago I visited a former coking plant. These of the pictures try to show the the incredible atmosphere
This coking plant and the surrounding area looked like a cathedral which was bombed in World War III. Those two huge chimneys of the former coking plant have been blown down to secure this brownfield area but they were expected to fall down to the grassland and not into the building. On the picture above you can see the damage of the building due to that fallen chimney.
This old bathhouse was built in 1929. It consisted of two pools originally intended to have separate pools for men and women. After years passed by, one pool was covered with hardwood floor and it was used as a gymnasium for the school next to the building. The floor at some point was demolished as there were multiple fire incidents probably due to some vandals.
In 2013 my wife and me travelled to the United States of America for the very first time. It really was a dream for me. As a student I came to the decision that I have to see this country in the near future.
Unfortunately it lasted a lot of years unless we finally did the trip. And we both are sure, that this won’t be the last time we went there.
In Los Angeles we met our wonderful family and rented an RV to start our tour to San Francisco, which was 2.400 miles long and took us to the following destinations:
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