The application of the steam engine gave an enormous impetus to the development of manufacturing products. Artisanal and small-scale workshops grew into large factories and formed a large-scale industry.
Due to this growth the price of the products dropped tremendously allowing more and more people who could afford it. This broke an important period for Europe and later the rest of the world.
The financial condition of the workers got better and there was more money available for leisure.
Theatres and bisocopen were found in every town and village.
Almost a century later, now a lot of these are missing.
However, one who looks around well, can still find the gems of yesteryear.
My personal interest is in industrial and cultural heritage in the broadest sense of the word.
Discovering and photographing these dilapidated places, trying to imagine what has ever taken place, gives me immense pleasure.
Through this website, I try to bring to you my discovies in the form of pictures and stories.
We must know the past to understand the present and to control the future.