The Leuna Refinery, former East-Germany
copyright © Henk van Rensbergen 2001
Photographed June 2001
Inside, the atmosphere is very different. The offices and control rooms are the brains of this monster.
The electricity is still connected (for alarm systems) and most lights still operate.
The cellars are illuminated; containing thousands of wires and cables.
The offices have the typical bureaucratic feel; dull and old fashioned. Even flies die by the thousands. There is a room with a complete representation of the entire refinery process. Of course there is the control room, straight out of an old James Bond movie, where the "evil ones" made plans to destroy the world...
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