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INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY

This is the so called “Industrial Archaeology”: giant and impressive buildings once made just for industrial activities, and nowadays come to no use looking old but fascinating, waiting for their second life as, for example, museum, auditorium, offices, etc. Nowadays their architecture is far more appreciated than in the past, you can even see tall chimneys preserved as monuments, sometimes as bell tower for some new church...

Before the city growth, the railway ran here in an open space, just fields and a few houses; along the railway, the national railway company built this great repair shop (Officine Grandi Riparazioni) for engines: a side track led the engines into the entrance of the great building (it is the place from where I took this shot), where a deck carried the engines to one of those countless stall (figure out that the building is 200m long).

Along the time the city has growth and nowadays its borders are far from here, the area is now heavily populated and the railway has been rebuilt underground and covered by a main road, so the building has lost its purpose and has been abandoned.

I decided to try a B/W effect in order to focus the attention on both the complex truss structure in perspective and the soft diffuse light.

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Additional Photos by Luca William Lucarelli (luluwi) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 55 W: 0 N: 40] (224)
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