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Zollverein Shaft XII – “The most beautiful coal mine in the world”

The whole city of Essen, suburbs included, sits on top of one of the largest coal deposits in the world. 300 million years ago this industrious corner of Germany was covered in a dense, thick deciduous forest; natural events – … Continue reading

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Zollverein Kokerei – The monument that was due to be sold as scrap.

Coking is the last step of a journey that started in the aptly named Carboniferous period, 300 million years ago. Despite that, it also was the first one I discovered in my journey through Essen’s industrial heritage. Biblical parallels (Blessed are … Continue reading

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The twentieth century’s cathedral: Landschaftspark Duisburg-Nord (Part I)

“Düsseldorf?” asked Terry, taking a sip of coffee from his paper cup. “Me’ old man used to fly over there a lot”. Terry, a retired teacher from Newcastle, was flying on his daughter’s staff travel to New York; as for … Continue reading

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