Still making steel

Although the iron works I have been showing over the past few days are well and truly closed, some of the steel making tradition lives on in Völklingen, as in this factory on the banks of the Saar.

This is the last of my latest series of photos of Völklingen and thus represents the end of a cycle of photos that I have taken on the Vélo Vis-à-Vis bike trail. The main circular path is ca. 330km long (50/50 Germany/France), although I must have covered about 500km as I did the path in stages and used the radial paths, too. It is a great mix of German and French, hills and plains, rural and industrial, ancient and modern. I can recommend it to anyone. For more info in French and German see http://www.velovisavis.eu - note the appropriate eu URL. I have tried to tag my photos along the path.


  1. Esa fachada se repite hasta el infinito, parece que siguiese el curso del río
    Un abrazo

  2. Tu as fait 500 km a velo? (pas sure de comprendre le text en anglais) Franchement, chapeau bas :)
    J'aime bien les endroits 'a la frontiere de' - entre les deux pays, deux traditions. Voir des ressemblances et des differences, pays de contrastes.

  3. Looks like an exciting cycling adventure!
    Steel is in the veins of Luxembourg too!
    God bless you!

  4. I hope it's not your last photo here at all!
    Interesting place and must be cool for bikers - 500km - WOW!

  5. thanks for sharing many of the amazing photographs you've taken on your travels...