Welterbe / World Heritage "Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen"

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Wim de Vries on June 28, 2008

The Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex is a large former industrial site in the city of Essen, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. It has been inscribed into the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since December 14, 2001 and is one of the anchor points of the European Route of Industrial Heritage.

The first coal mine on the premises was founded in 1847, mining activities took place from 1851 until December 23, 1986. For decades starting in the late 1950s, the two parts of the site, Zollverein Coal Mine and Zollverein Coking Plant (erected 1957−1961, closed on June 30, 1993), ranked among the largest of their kinds in Europe. Shaft 12, built in Bauhaus style, was opened in 1932 and is considered an architectural and technical masterpiece and earned reputation as the “most beautiful coal mine in the world”

Greetings, Wim

Marilyn Whiteley on June 29, 2008

Thank you, Wim, for this entire set of industrial/architectural photos. It is an interesting place, and you've capture it well in many views and details. The composition of this works very well, I think. The sky and bit of cloud reflected in the windows are an excellent detail!

Greetings, Marilyn

Wim de Vries on June 30, 2008

Thank you for you nice comment Marilyn, ist was an interesting day, we spend there.

Greetings from Germany, Wim

loooquito on July 10, 2008

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on June 28, 2008
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    by Wim de Vries
    • Camera: Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
    • Taken on 2008/06/21 13:30:52
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 18.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/10.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash