someone has sprayed on the tank of the old coke plant. It is a part of the old steelworks. The Ruhr region, with its wide affiliated steel industry in Germany is the heart of the "German economic miracle" was after the Second World War. The large huts are now closed. Some steelworks, the still work to be subsidized by the state for years. Unemployment is high in the Ruhr. Duisburg is the tail light, the red lantern in NRW. Germany is among the 10 largest steel producers in the world.
Jan 16, 2013 2:57:12 amby Chipka Homepage »
I saw something smaller and less impressive than this in Dortmund, when I lived there, and this makes me think of what I was missing. I MUST return to Germany! This is such a beautiful image. Those structures are purely functional (or they were at one time) and they also look incredibly alien...like something I would expect to see in Star Trek or Star Wars. Brilliant!