Currently several companies that bought the machines from the closed foundry are disassembling them in order to be sent to a new “assignment” – so this forklift is not retired yet…
Close to the ovens the hammers are laying like someone will use them again in a minute. But it’s months ago since the last mold was cast…
Who does not have to look down if there is a hole in the floor?
Once used to handle the heavy, molded parts, a crane stands like a big, yellow arm with red muscles.
The door between the warehouse and the foundry. Material transport only – but where shall the women with the kid go?
There are still a lot of things around in the old Ferrum foundry – like this old scale going up to 5 tons.
Ferrum is an old, traditional foundry in Switzerland. As the foundry business got no longer profitable, this part of the production ceased last year. Together with an employee we had the opportunity to visit the location which usually is NOT accessible, as the area is
Today the kitchen stays cold and the supplies are out! As all the staff is currently absent, visitors are kindly advised to bring their own victuals to clean up after themselves.
At the corner of a partially abandoned industrial area just outside Brașov an old watchtower still stands above the walls. And the tower is still in use: a guard still oversees the abandoned area for no vandals and thieves get through and to the parts
In the backyard of the Château Lumière an old, red Deux Chevaux slowly rusts and decays. With the bent out doors it almost looks like a dying bug with broken wings…