Sunday, 30 May 2010

Local History

stats of the week: run 11km, cycled 80km, 1 gym

Downtown Ruhr valley - the area where I live - is designated European Capital of Culture. One of many projects during the year is this one:

Hundreds of yellow balloons show where forgotten coal mines existed many years ago. The woods of my home town Witten are the cradle of Ruhr valley coal mining, with all pits closed since mid of last century. The evening view from my attic window shows green surroundings and a lighted yellow point reminding of our gone industrial history.

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