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 is the blasted chimney.
Walking on this area felt like walking within a ware zone. Everything looks like bombs have fallen down and huge relicts of the former industry buildings are getting overgrown by vegetation.
Going up to the control tower was a very special feeling with a beatiful view of that building and the swath of destruction which was reclaimed by birches, bushes and buzzards.
The entire factory was disassembled in Germany and rebuilt in China in the 2000s.
You can see the entire photo collection on the flickr-set.