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Usine de Temps

Derelict spacetime.

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

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

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

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

As almost always nature is doing what it's doing best and reclaiming ground.

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

Much natural light let it, then and now.

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

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

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

Here only regular bio plants.

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

Flake heaven chimney base.

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

Work shop.

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

That's how the light gets in.

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

Quel bordel.

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

Boiler room.

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

Flaky floor.

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

Ivy floor.

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

Street view.

Il était une fois … 

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

Aerial view of the factory in its prime.
© unknown

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Bon soir!  

Yours truly

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.

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