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A playground

Monochromia

This image is quite old, but I still like it.

It’s taken in one of our former capitals of industrialism. Decades ago, huge steel plants, coal mines and similar factories in the montan industry gave thousands of workers an employment. But, they also destroyed the environment by polluting the air and the water.

In that time, there wasn’t much green in the cities. No parks for the kids to play. Freshly washed laundry hung up outside for getting dry, was already gray when fetched from the washing line.

These two guy playing football inside a former steel plant. The thick framing walls once were the outside of two huge coal or ore storages.

There were many changes during the last 30-40 years in our region: less factories, less pollution, less options for employment, many unemployed people and many serious problems for the governments to solve.

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Monochrome Madness 4-24

 

This is my contribution to Monochrome Madness organized by Leanne Cole. Look at here site on Thursday (Australian time), to see many more monochrome images created by many other talented photographers from all over the world.

I’d also encourage you to participate. The conditions are  published in each of her Monochrome Madness posts.

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refreshing sports

For these couple of girls and boys stand-up paddling isn’t challenging enough. they combine stand-up paddling with hockey. Two teams trying to push the yellow ball in the opposite team’s goal. As you might imagine, they take a bath in the cold lake quite often. 🙂 But, it seemed to me, they have had a lot of fun.

Here, a few members of both teams are fighting. One team wants to push the ball into the goal, while the other team try to defend this goal.

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