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Posts in Category: Culture of Industry

Dark clouds over our industrial landscape

"Wakonda Wakonda!
Deep rolls thy thunder!
Wakonda!
They speak to me, my friend;
The Weeping Ones,
Hark! In deep rolling thunder calling.
Wakonda!
O friend, they speak to me.
Far above, hark,
Deep voiced in thunder calling."

(A. Farwell in Inketunga's thunder song)
Duisburg (D)

Bremmers Parket is disconnected

Aachen (D)

Sometimes a train can pass above the roofs


Liège (B)

Cooling down the coke

"Im Wasser ist Kühlung, im Wasser ist's kalt,
Das Wasser löscht brennende Herzen wohl bald,
Tief unten im Wasser, da ist es wohl gut,
So komm' denn mein Liebchen mit mir in die Fluth."

(L. Feldman in Die Flamme)
Liège (B)

The joy of animals in the middle of demolition

"I think I could turn and live with animals, they are so placid and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God..."

(W. Whitman in Song of Myself, no. 32)
Aachen (D)