Photographer's Note

Every day when I go to work, I pass a very beautiful old factory. It used be surrounded by a bad smell, because the factory made glue and gelatine. And to make these products, it collected bones of animals that were left-overs of the meat processing factories.

A couple of years ago large areas in The Netherlands suffered from the "Mad Cow Disease". Lots of animals had to be killed because of this disease. Of course many farmers got into financial and mental troubles because of this. But not only the farmers had troubles, also the factories that depend on these animals were affected. And this glue and gelatine factory was one of them. Foreign customers did not trust the gelatine anymore and stopped buying from this factory. So within a couple of months the factory was closed.

Fortunately, it was decided to give a number of the beautiful buildings a new purpose. It is going to be a cultural centre, where local music bands can rehearse as well as schools for acting. A new theatre is probably also going to be located in one of the buildings.

But not all buildings will survive. The demolishing of a very nice building was started recently. It hurts to see the building being torn down, but it is a fascinating view as well to see the destruction in progress. Large machines are being used to destroy the reinforced concrete columns and walls, apparently without great effort. They truly are weapons of mass destruction!

This picture shows a small part of one of these big cranes. Perhaps I will upload more pictures in the next days.

Tech: slightly cropped, auto contrast in Photoshop, USM.

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