Triage Lavoir de Péronnes, Binche
copyright © Henk van Rensbergen 2001
Pictures taken in spring 2001
This hallucinating building was built with help
of the Marshall plan (a recovery program for Europe sponsored by the
USA after World War II).
So what's the story of this coal- sorting and washing factory ? I don't know, but I do have an opinion : it was finished in 1954, and it was closed down in 1969, it was sponsored with dollars ... some people must have filled up their pockets !
The building has been empty now for more than 40 years. Many windows are smashed, the machines have gone but the concrete structure is still solid and the roof doesn't leak. Be careful this is a very dangerous building : there are many holes in the floors where machines used to be : you can kill yourself if you don't watch your step.
rainy September days
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