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Usine de Temps

Derelict spacetime.

Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France.

Making alarm clocks was space demanding. Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Vast and mostly empty halls. Making alarm clocks was space demanding.

Roof falling, plants growing at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Roof falling, plants growing.

Plenty of sunlight let it, then and now. Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Plenty of sunlight let it, then and now.

Graffiti-plants moving in alongside the more bio oriented ones. Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Graffiti-plants moving in alongside the more bio oriented ones.

Regular bio plants at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Here only regular bio plants.

Flake heaven chimney base at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Flake heaven chimney base.

Workshop at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Workshop.

Roof remains at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Roof remains.

Quel bordel at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Quel bordel.

Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Boiler room.

Flaky floor at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Flaky floor.

Ivy floor at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Ivy floor.

Il était une fois …

Aerial view of the factory in its prime. Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Aerial view of the factory in its prime.
© unknown

Clock assembly in 1930 at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Clock assembly in 1930.
© Collection du Musée de l'horlogerie

Mid 20th century interior at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Mid 20th century interior.
© Collection du Musée de l'horlogerie

Mid 20th century clock line up at Usine de Temps. Saint-Nicolas-d'Aliermont, Normandy, France. May 2010.

Mid 20th century clock line up.
© Collection du Musée de l'horlogerie

Yours truly

Bonjour!

The remains of the Réveils Bayard watch factory in northern France. Active between 1867 to 1989 and demolished in 2013. The grounds were contaminated with traces of Radium and Tritium from the paint used for the clock's luminescent details. The demolition had to be accompanied with sanitizing of the grounds. A park is planned for the area which will include a running track and skate park.

photo_cameraMay 2010

cloudFebruary 2014

refreshOctober 2016

color_lensHasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Portra 160NC, Imacon Flextight Photo, Mobcam.

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