Industrial Places

Famous Van Nelle Factory, Rotterdam
The former Van Nelle factory on the Delfshavense Schie in Rotterdam is considered the most important industrial monument in the Netherlands. This is also recognized worldwide as such, when it was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in June 2014. The former Van Nelle factory, designed by Leendert van der Vlugt from the architectural firm Brinkman & Van der Vlugt in collaboration with constructor Jan Wiebenga, is a textbook example of new building (modernism). This factory was built between 1927 and 1929.
Photos made with the ultra wide-angle 8-16mm zoomlens

Coberco Milk Factory, Arnhem 
Close to the John Frost bridge in Arnhem is a beautiful industrial heritage: the former Coberco factory. The precursor of Coberco was founded in 1921. At the Battle of Arnhem in 1944 fierce fighting took place around the John Frost Bridge. The milk factory was badly damaged.  The reconstruction of the factory started in 1948. From the 1980s, an efficiency boost took place and the production of cheese and milk was further concentrated. At the end of the 90s, Coberco was incorporated into the Friesland Foods Friesche Vlag group. The factory finally closed its doors in 2003.
I had some fun with my camera in the old factory. Photos taken with my 8-16mm super wide-angle zoom and the wonderful 56mm prime lens

Waterloopbos, Marknesse
The 'Waterloopbos' became a national monument in 2012. The site, where scale models for hydraulic engineering projects used to be built and tested, received the destination of an open-air museum. Situated in a beautiful little forest

The old flour factory in Leiden
The flour factory is an industrial complex of thirteen buildings on the corner of Oosterkerkstraat and Zijlsingel in Leiden. Here was, until 1988, NV Meelfabrieken 'De Sleutels' located. This flour factory was one of the largest in the Netherlands after WW II. The future of the complex was uncertain for a long time after the closure of the flour factory in 1988. In 2000 the complex was placed on the list of monuments.

Chelsea Market, Manhattan, New York City
Chelsea Market is a food hall, shopping mall, office building and television production facility located in the Chelsea neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan. The Chelsea Market complex occupies an entire city block with a connecting bridge over 10th Avenue to the adjacent 85 Tenth Avenue building. The High Line passes through the 10th Avenue side of the building.
Chelsea Market was constructed in the 1890s and was originally the site of the National Biscuit Company (Nabisco) factory complex where the Oreo cookie was invented and produced. The complex was redeveloped in the 1990s and features a retail concourse at ground level with office space above

Europoort Rotterdam / Hoek van Holland
Europoort is an area of the Port of Rotterdam and the adjoining industrial area. Being situated at Southside of the mouth of the rivers Rhine and Meuse with the hinterland consisting of the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium and partly France, Europoort is one of the world's busiest ports and considered a major entry to Europe. The port handled 12 million containers in 2015.
I made these photos from Hoek van Holland beach

Landscape Park Duisburg
The Thyssen Ironworks in Duisburg-Meiderich, built in the grandiose style so typical of the time of advanced industrialisation, finally saw production come to an end on 4 April 1985. It's now a beautiful Landscape Park in Duisburg with beautiful colors in the evening
Landscape Park Duisburg, Abstract and Minimalistic
Landscape Park Duisburg in Colors
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