A recent theme for me but I think it will develop over time and therefore deserves a full page.
For those who like these atmospheres, there is a European route of industrial culture, which allows you to discover many sites of our industrial history.
Discovering the Messe area in Berlin
Fans of the 1970s and fans of the 1920s and 1930s will find plenty to do in this slightly out-of-the-way district in the west of Berlin.…Keep reading
Hamburg, around the harbour
This post follows the one I wrote about the warehouse and trading post area of Hamburg https://wherever-it-is.com/2022/09/16/the-counter-district-kontorhausviertel-in-hamburg/ These two districts date from the end of the…Keep reading
Salt mines and slavery at Bonaire
A post that will cover both the present with active salt works on the island of Bonaire and the past with a testimony on the slavery…Keep reading
The counter district (Kontorhausviertel) in Hamburg
Hamburg’s maritime vocation goes back a long way and many districts are linked to this activity. One of these districts, the “comptoirs”, dates from the beginning…Keep reading
Rotterdam, sky scrappers, pop architecture and industrial culture
Too often neglected by tourists in favour of Amsterdam of course but also other destinations such as The Hague, Utrecht … Rotterdam is worth a stop…Keep reading
Harbours of Grece
To finish this Greek trilogy that started in Athens, some images of villages by the water, out of season. To start, south of Athens, one of…Keep reading
Lusitania, past and present of a coal mining region
There are many coal, or more precisely lignite, producing regions in Germany and one of its regions lies between Brandenburg and Saxony, both regions of the…Keep reading
When electricity was at its high in Berlin: AEG and Osram
The more I visit the city, the more I discover industrial buildings built to the glory of electricity, between the end of the 19th and the…Keep reading
Schöneweide – a center of the industrial revolution in Berlin
I recently returned to the Schöneweide district, which at the turn of the last century was the largest industrial centre in Berlin. A century of industrial…Keep reading
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