Hanging Garden – 2012 This abandoned mine bui…

Hanging Garden – 2012

This abandoned mine building was a joy to explore and photograph because it was so unique compared to anywhere else I have been.

There were thousands of these hanging baskets filling a an open room the size of a football field.  Workers would place their valuables inside the baskets, then raise it toward the ceiling using a chain which they would then lock.  I would imagine that the use of these hanging baskets was more space economical than traditional lockers.

An abandoned Mine in Germany.



The Hambach opencast mine in Germany’s Lower Rhine basin sprawls across 85 square kilometres. Giant excavators mine lignite – aka brown coal – at a rate of up to 240,000 tonnes a day (Bernard Lang, Getty)

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