I used recumbents for many years for my commuting … a few videos made with simple cameras.
The nicest and most honest video about the atmosphere in the furnace house at Thermphos that I know … it has been compiled by Dave Groeneveld aka Dave Feijenoord … all credit goes to him …
Only 7 years ago there was still hope for a restart …
the buildings of Thermphos, like every inhabitant of Zeeland knows them …
A factory consists of machines; A company consists of people.
I have many good and few bad memories of the 32 years that I spent on the Hoechst site and later Thermphos. It was especially colourful, even at night. It was always pleasant to take photos there, especially for someone who thinks mainly in images.
The genesis of Hoechst in Vlissingen-Oost in newspaper reports.
“The Furnace House is a nice story” is said in this video (5:10) and “blowing up the Furnace House with explosives is a milestone at Thermphos” That may apply to a demolition worker, but it is an insult to people who have worked there all their lives.It’s like when the executioner watches with great pleasureContinue reading “19 days left”
There are 20 days left … and then the Furnace House will be blown up with explosives. Every effort is made to make this as safe as possible. All phosphorus has been removed from the Furnace House, as well as all other hazardous substances. The high part of the building will crash onto the panContinue reading “20 days left”
Traditionally I will stand on the roof (which is about 50 meters high) of the factory at 24:00h.But there was a thick fog over Walcheren, so there was nothing to be seen of the fireworks in the cities. So I made some photos of my colleague Tim and went back to work … I wishContinue reading “I had the night shift during the New Year”
Even though the working conditions are very different, cycling to work and bicycle parking places are still the same … history repeats itself in that regard. But I don’t regret returning to my old workplace … even though the ability to cycle more and more often was the main goal. In this video, you canContinue reading “recurrence”