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Report - Zeche DB - Germany, March 2015

Discussion in 'European and International Sites' started by The_Raw, Mar 19, 2015.

  1. The_Raw

    The_Raw 28DL Regular User
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    This was a coal mine dating back to 1902, the last mining shaft was filled in by 1999, and the colliery closed in 2008. Rumour has it demolition is scheduled for May, but there is info online suggesting it be retained as an industrial monument so I'm not entirely sure.

    I saw this pop up a while ago, roll on a few months and a trip to Germany was in full swing with two funny fuckers; extreme_ironing and monkey. Massive thank you to those guys for some great laughs and Miaro for his help with this place, it's a proper gem. We heard security had been stepped up recently and police involvement would be a given so we were very cautious on our approach. We spotted security hanging around the suggested access point so we improvised and ended up using the conveyor belts to navigate from building to building. The site is colossal, my favourite bit was the tracks but the rest of it was pretty epic too, especially the little turbine hall hiding at the top of a 15 storey tower.

    There are those who like to criticise myself and others for missing out on UK stuff to hit the Euro derps. Perhaps they never left the UK before I'm not sure but I'm certainly not going to make any apologies for combining my love of travelling with meeting new people, drinking foreign beers and exploring amazing sites like this. It's a holiday with mates exploring epic shit, what's not to like? Roll on more trips like this motherfuckers!

    1. A maze of conveyor belts
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    4. Parts under collapse
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    6. Monkey doing his balancing act
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    16. Mining cart
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    19. Tracks
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    25. After climbing the tower we reached this
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    Thanks for looking :thumb
     
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  2. jST

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    Reyt nice, haven't seen photos from the coal washery here before and those are Friction Hoists/Winders not turbines :thumb
     
  3. extreme_ironing

    extreme_ironing 28DL Regular User
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    Really nice pics Raw :Not Worthy I managed to only get into 2 of your shots this time, must try harder. Loved those tracks to no-where. :)

    Bad choice for first site to visit, I was still dusting myself off 3 days later. :D
     
  4. Bigian88

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    Some stunning work there buddy, all of the photos are very nice but 2, 10 & 11 would be my favourite :)
     
  5. host

    host 28DL Regular User
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    Very nice work, this place looks amazing. I agree i love going away when i can. just did 4 days in Italy and it was fantastic, got too see some amazing site too. That said there are still plenty of UK site that i need to do.
     
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