Ferropolis-The City of Iron - Photo by Jan
"This strip mine was exploited for brown coal from 1964 until 1991. After that, the mine was filled with water over a period of five years and turned into an artificial lake. On the small peninsula that protrudes from the water, five huge hauling engines have been set up and turned into an open air museum. They have been set around an arena that is being used for festivals with more than 20.000 visitors."
Gallery Update: Tour on February 27, 2016.
A lot of the older buildings have been torn down. Developers are planning to build about 300 new apartments on the premises. It is only a question of time until everything will be gone. ...(more)
This church was donated to the parish by the community in 1893. It was also called "Sugar Beet Church", because the town had gotten wealthy trading in sugar
It was built in neo-gothic style and dedicated in 1894.
But the heyday of the church didn't last long; the number of churchgoers drastically declined - reason was a change in the contemporary taste which began preferring the "real Romanesque" and with that the old town church - and the Red Church (the never even got a "real" name") was decommissioned in 1953.
The former house of god fell victim to many looters and vandals over the following decades. After the german reuinification in 1990, hope arose.....(more)
We got up early that Sunday morning since we had not only two locations planned but also a relatively far trip back to Germany again.
So we left my neice (almost) asleep and headed for the car.
The first stop on our way was at a bakery to pick up some breakfast. It was the first bakery either of us had ever seen where you have to take a number and wait to be served.
But the wait was worth it. The sandwiches we got were really good and the prices were also relatively moderate (for Denmark). We only had to drive about fifteen minutes from the bakery to our first spot of the day, an abandoned meat factory.
The company that used to run this factory still exists today - many of you may know their breakfast bacon ;)....(more)