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Filature Badin

Spinning till the end.

Normandy, France.

The filature's very famous boiler-face up close and personal at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

The filature's very famous boiler-face up close and personal.

Virtually all machinery has been sold off or scrapped at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Virtually all machinery has been sold off or scrapped.

Left over yarn rolls in otherwise empty halls at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Left over yarn rolls in otherwise empty halls.

Rolls thrown about in the crumbling halls at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Rolls thrown about in the crumbling halls.

Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Electrical housing compartments.

Spinning hall remains at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Spinning hall remains.

The very famous boiler-face with a bunch of explorer namnes scribbled on the walls. Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

The very famous boiler-face with a bunch of explorer namnes scribbled on the walls.

Electrical hardware in the power station at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Electrical hardware in the power station.

Electrical housing installation 1 at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Electrical housing installation 1.

Electrical housing installation 2 at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Electrical housing installation 2.

Spinning machine parts and growth blending at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

Spinning machine parts and growth blending.

A few roof tiles missing ... at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

A few roof tiles missing ...

View from the boiler room at Filature Badin. Barentin, Normandy, France. March 2015.

View from the boiler room.

Yours truly

Oui!

This enormous spinning mill originally covered an area of some 42 acres (17 hectares) and was founded in 1830 by Auguste Badin. It produced yarn from cotton, jute and hemp. For more than a 100 years business was expansive but international competition eventually took its toll. In the early 1980s the company filed for bankruptcy and an Italian textile manufacturer bought the remains. As late as in 2008 business was closed permanently. Considering how recently it was shut down the degeneration of the site was striking.

During summer of 2015 demoliton and sanitation of the area began. A few of the central and most characteristic buildings will be spared but their future use is still uncertain.

photo_cameraMarch 2015

cloudDecember 2015

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Planar 80 mm F/2.8, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Portra 160NC. Meopta Flexaret V, Kodak Tri-X 400. Imacon Flextight Photo.

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