Posts Tagged: chimney’s

The silent chimney from a blast furnace


“Wie ein vulkanischer Berg lag er im Weiten. Manchmal

flammend. Manchmal im Rauch. Traurig und göttlich.
Nur eine nahe vielleicht, ihm anliegende Ortschaft
bebte.”

(R.M. Rilke in Fünf Gesänge)
Ougrée (B)

Memories of the industry standing in the snow


Liège (B)

Stopping prohibition and a water tower

“There will be quiet open spaces,
and shady towers sweet with bells,
and quiet folks with quiet faces,
walking among these miracles.”

(H. Wolfe in The dream-city)
Chênée (B)

Don’t fly away from me!

"Often in the white clouds that appear on the horizon 
It seems that as an angel you fly towards me, 
And hold out your arms never to leave me again.
Ah, tell me, ah, say if there is anything 
that conjures up an image of me for you!"

(Unidentified author in All'amante lontano, transl. by L. Claycomb)
Amsterdam (NL)

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)