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No, not an accident this time! This is the front of a kind of museum named "Mundo a Vapor" (I would translate it as "steam powered world"). It's an exhibition of steam machine miniatures, as they were used in industries at the begining of industrial era. It shows how to produce (and really produces small pieces of) paper, bricks, etc.

This picture is not one of those miniatures. It's the facade of museum, where a real old locomotive was put in this way. It's an allusion of a real accident that happened in Paris in 1895. The train didn't stop and passed by the station in high speed, so that it ended up on the street like this scene, after passed through the station front window.

I looked up and found some references to it here in Wikipedia, where you can see an old photo of the real accident (look at 1895 events). It's worth the visit, it's quite amazing.

I converted it to BW, adjusted contrast, corrected perspective and increased sharpness after reduction.

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