Excellent photograph; I am adding to my favorites. How did you manage to get this angle, Oscarius? You had to be really high up to take it. Hopefully what you were standing on was a little more secure than what we are looking at. Steve/Tuxedo Cat Sings!
tnx for fav im standing on a roof top aproximately the hight of those buildings in picture. Roof was all damaged and had to look wher to put my next step cuz there were a lot of holes going down some 20m, but thats the price to pay for awesome view
it was built in 1898 (smaller size) and it was also the first electrical power supply for Jurmala. After WW1 it started production realy fast and become one of the modern factroy in North Europe. After WW2 it was partly burned down, but was quickly reconstructed and in next years expanded. It continued work till 1989 and was fully shout down in 1994 because of ecological problems.
I understood your idea about "through a war", but it realy seen both world wars.
Tnx Yeah, its realy large factory. this is like 1/3 of it. I have been ther 3 times but i have not seen half of it. Unfortunately its being robbed of metal and demolished every day. last year many iron constructions were cut down and taken away Have no idea whats still left there
it's a shame, you know? in a town called Monterrey (in Mexico) there is a metal foundry, but please read the history here: [link] I think this kind of abandoned factories, should be used for any ecological reason, Don't you think?
In Latvia, such property`s are bought by someone every year, saying that they will build something new or use those buildings to give new workplaces, but nothing usualy happens and place just rot`s away. And people are stealing everything from such places just to meke some money.
today i saw photos of this facotry, that were taken in may 2010 and from this picture only towers and few buildings are still standing. Maybe they will build something new, but my opinion is that they will just leave an empty field full of dust.
i love these abandoned places, and it makes me sad to see them demolished,legally or not, but i rather see some city development with workplaces