Le haut-fourneau U4 à Uckange (Uckange #1)

Deux petites séries colorées de ce site classé aux monuments historiques.

Le noir et blanc colle mieux avec ce type de sujet mais la présence des couleurs automnales (rouille et plantes) sur ces photos m’interdisaient son utilisation.

À la fin du XIXème siècle, lors de l’occupation Allemande de la région, quatre hauts-fourneaux (puis six quelques années plus tard) sont construits sur le site d’Uckange par les frères Stumm.  Ces haut-fourneaux permettaient la production de différent types de fontes.  En 1991, le site d’Uckange est définitivement arrêté, et le U4 est inscrit aux monuments historiques en 2001.

Two small colorful series of that site classified as historical monuments.

The black and white would have been better with this type of subject, but the presence of autumnal colors (rust and plants) in these photos forbade me to use it.

In the late nineteenth century, during the German occupation of the region, four blast furnaces (then six years later) are built on the site of Uckange by the brothers Stumm. These blast furnaces allowed the production of different types of cast-iron. In 1991, the site has been finally stopped, and the U4 is now part of the historical monuments since 2001.

12 thoughts on “Le haut-fourneau U4 à Uckange (Uckange #1)

    • Thanks a lot Noel, this is exactly why I chose to keep colors in these shots … life versus decay.
      Although, here, the two are not in complete opposition. The life you are seeing, is also (kind of) decaying … it’s fall after all … but will come back to life in few months.
      And the factory was condemned to death few years ago … but since it is classified among our national monuments, it’s also protected and will last longer … the factory is still living (in a different way): it’s a museum and a place where artists are organizing some exhibitions every year.

  1. Bravo pour la restitution en images, très réussie et le choix de les montrer en couleurs:-).
    Je n’aurais pas eu idée de prendre en photos cette architecture industrielle, chargée d’histoire

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