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    Leipzig, Germany – 2016, June 04 (ISO 400, f8 @ 34mm, 15sec., 23:28)

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    Gasworks Mariendorf, Berlin

    Architects: Schulz & Schlichting Build by the English company Imperial Continental Gas Association between the years of 1900 – 1901. Today the area is used as a commercial park with many diverse companies trying to make a living. (ISO 100, f4 @ 24mm, 30sec., 22:05)

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    Duisburg harbour scene

    (ISO 100, f6.3 @ 35mm, 2.5sec., 21:55) This harbour has been fundamentally transformed during the last 20 years. The basis for this model of development in the Ruhr district was delivered in 1994 by the British architect Norman Foster. Since then, the area has been changed into a district combining employment, housing, culture and water-based leisure activities. Today, it is both an industrial monument and a main stop on the…

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    Au revoir Völklingen

    This is the exit of one of the routes through the main exhibition about the technical details of iron production. They are shown interactively with all kinds of means: Video, images, installations and even real fire. I have seen visitors of all ages equally stunned with eyes wide open and I am quite sure that I will come back one day. Please have a look at the full set of…

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    Railway track, Völklingen Ironworks

    (ISO 100, f6.3 @ 25mm, 64sec., 22:00) This railway track cuts through the edge between the protected heritage area and the still active part of the iron works. I was composing the image from a bridge and it was all a bit too dark and felt quite dull until I observed a car arriving in the center of the frame. A man got out and opened the door of the…

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    Craftmen’s alley, Völklingen Ironworks

    (ISO 100, f6.3 @ 35mm, 64sec., 21:39) A look into the Handwerkergasse (craftmen’s alley) of the Völklinger Hütte which is one of the locations of the European Centre for Art and Industrial Culture and also a branch of the Saar Art School. The old workshops have been turned into studios for art students today. The inscription on the boat says: “You who are climbing the deck on your own risk,…