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Céramiques Simons

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Le Cateau Nord France

Hall of kilns. Packed up pallets ready for shipping are still standing around at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Hall of kilns. Packed up pallets ready for shipping are still standing around.

Hall of kilns. Packed up pallets ready for shipping are still standing around.

Quite possibly the old showroom. Parts of the mosaics have been removed at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Quite possibly the old showroom. Parts of the mosaics have been removed.

Quite possibly the old showroom. Parts of the mosaics have been removed.

The top part of the mosaic is covered with a thin plastic film. It seems as there were plans to preserve this deco ay Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

The top part of the mosaic is covered with a thin plastic film. It seems as there were plans to preserve this deco.

The top part of the mosaic is covered with a thin plastic film. It seems as there were plans to preserve this deco.

Close up of the stylish safety concern poster at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Close up of the stylish safety concern poster (crop).

Close up of the stylish safety concern poster (crop).

Tile leftovers in the old showroom at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Tile leftovers in the old showroom.

Tile leftovers in the old showroom.

The part above the arc in the design on the showroom wall. Removed and also covered with a plastic film at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

The part above the arc in the design on the showroom wall. Removed and also covered with a plastic film.

The part above the arc in the design on the showroom wall. Removed and also covered with a plastic film.

Showroom area backroom. It looks as if the dark brown tiles have been covering the more old fashioned ones at the lower right. Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Showroom area backroom. It looks as if the dark brown tiles have been covering the more old fashioned ones at the lower right.

Showroom area backroom. It looks as if the dark brown tiles have been covering the more old fashioned ones at the lower right.

Showroom area at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Showroom area.

Showroom area.

Eye pleasing brick work at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Eye pleasing brick work.

Eye pleasing brick work.

Mosaic deco on the facade at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Mosaic deco on the facade (crop).

Mosaic deco on the facade (crop).

Kiln initerior. With fired tiles in it still at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Kiln initerior. With fired tiles in it still.

Kiln initerior. With fired tiles in it still.

The notice board at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

The notice board.

The notice board.

Green taps at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Green taps.

Green taps.

Le elevatór at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Le elevatór.

Le elevatór.

Belts and sacks at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Belts and sacks.

Belts and sacks.

That moon boot like foot print in the lower left surely belongs to comrade Rutger of Modern Swedish Ruins fame. Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

That moon boot like foot print in the lower left surely belongs to comrade Rutger of Modern Swedish Ruins fame.

That moon boot like foot print in the lower left surely belongs to comrade Rutger of Modern Swedish Ruins fame.

Industrialscape interior at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Industrialscape interior.

Industrialscape interior.

Boiler room hall at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Boiler room hall.

Boiler room hall.

No excursion to an old factory without some industrial guts! Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

No excursion to an old factory without some industrial guts!

No excursion to an old factory without some industrial guts!

Small kiln in the lab at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Small kiln in the lab.

Small kiln in the lab.

Display wall in the (quite possibly) sales and administrative building at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Display wall in the (quite possibly) sales and administrative building.

Display wall in the (quite possibly) sales and administrative building.

The tile archive at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

The tile archive.

The tile archive.

Crimson tide at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Crimson tide.

Crimson tide.

Going green by the pallet at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Going green by the pallet. View on Tumblr.

Going green by the pallet. View on Tumblr.

The view from the nearby train station at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

The view from the nearby train station.

The view from the nearby train station.

La galerie

Industrial tentacles at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Industrial tentacles.

Tuile de loup at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

Tuile de loup.

L'usine at Céramiques Simons. Le Cateau, Nord, France. May 2016.

L'usine.

Yours truly

Bonjour!

Venez sur une promenade through the remains of a huge tile, mosaic and ceramics factory in northern France. Active from 1865 until 1999 and demolished in 2019.

May 2016

February 2017

October 2020

Le Cateau Nord France

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