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Céramiques Simons

Pattern recognition

Le Cateau, Nord, France.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Showroom area.

Showroom area.

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

Eye pleasing brick work.

Eye pleasing brick work.

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

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.

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.

The notice board.

The notice board.

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

Green taps.

Green taps.

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

Le elevatór.

Le elevatór.

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

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.

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.

Industrialscape interior.

Industrialscape interior.

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

Boiler room hall.

Boiler room hall.

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

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.

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.

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.

The tile archive.

The tile archive.

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

Crimson tide.

Crimson tide.

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

Going green by the pallet. On Tumblr.

Going green by the pallet. On Tumblr.

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

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.

Industrial tentacles.

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

Tuile de loup.

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

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

Hasselblad 500c/m, Zeiss Distagon 50 mm F/4, Kodak Ektar 100, Imacon Flextight Photo & mobcam.

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