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.


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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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