The light steel factory / 轻钢厂

I am back in Datong for more research here. I already studied this city quite a lot. Among the things I saw when I lived there last year, there was this old factory, standing in front of a newly built compound, making quite a big contrast on the landscape. According to the nice old man […]

Toyota Textile Mill / 丰田纺织厂

What a funny coincidence, the Shanghai Auto Show just finished on the same week that I discovered a Toyota-related ruin in the city! I am proud to present to you my latest exploration: the site of the former Toyota Cotton Mill. Actually, I noticed this place last year during a bicycle ride and already I […]

Fuel Supply Station for Huadong Electrical Power Industry / 华东电业管理局燃料供应站

During a bicycle trip along the Huangpu River in Shanghai, I saw many projects of redevelopment for the many industries located next to the river, such as West Bund (the biggest I’ve ever seen!). But these projects did not interest me as they altered too much, even demolished the former buildings and industrial complexes to […]

Zhujiang Beer Factory / 珠江啤酒厂

I was a few days in Guangzhou this week and it is a very nice city for urban exploration. This time, I did not have much time so I could not go to the place I wanted to visit the most (that’s a secret for now!), but I had the chance to find a beer-themed […]

Hangzhou Glass Factory / 杭州玻璃厂

So, because today is the opening of the G20 meeting in Hangzhou, I decided to write about an old exploration I did back when I lived there this year. The industrial building is located next to Hangzhou Steel Factory, which I also visited during the spring this year. It used to be a glass factory […]

Just an abandoned factory in Ningxia / 宁夏省的某一个废弃的工厂

I was traveling and sightseeing in the Western parts of China when I got very attracted to this particular place. In Ningxia province, near Yinchuan, one can admire the beautiful dolomitic landscapes of Helan Shan (贺兰山), where I went hiking. On the way to the natural parc, there was this abandoned factory just next to […]

Hangzhou Boiler Plant / 杭洲锅炉厂

Here is another report about Hangzhou’s past industrial identity. Yes, as I spent some time there, I rapidly got tired of the touristic places and went looking for less obvious historical ruins. I first spotted this place in March 2016, on a bus trip to Capital Paradise. By the way, although I will not tell […]

[part 2] Hangzhou Iron and Steel Plant / 杭州钢铁厂

This report is about another part of Hangzhou Iron and Steel that I went to visit last month: the steel wire sub-factory of Hanggang. The advantage of this factory closing down not so long ago is that there are still many remaining objects in the buildings and one can follow better the production process.