abandonment, coal mine, twilight

No window left unbroken

Carreau Wendel, an old coal mine in Petite Roselle, France, now the home of a museum and a minor tourist attraction. Petite Roselle is like Grosbliederstroff: it has a similarly named twin just the other side of the border - Großrosseln, where there is also a disused coal mine, which is not so photogenically abandoned.


  1. Very interesting architecture on what used to be a coal mine. Those upper white floors look like a house :)
    Nicely done!

  2. Those upper white floors look like a house

    I mean to take a guided tour of this place. Then I might have a better idea what the building was for. I hope it has not totally fallen to bits by then.