Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

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August 2020

The coal mine Forte-Taille has only had a short career since it was operated between 1875 and 1935. To ensure operation, several buildings have been built and present a beautiful architectural unity.
Unfortunately, several long abandonments and a few crappy reconversions have left us with precariously balanced ruins. Regardless, the site is nice and deserves to see its buildings refurbished.

In the meantime, refrain from going to this coal mine.
The buildings are at the end of life and a sudden collapse can occur at any time.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

We start with the offices, by far the most valiant building.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

A beautiful piano proudly sits there.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

Then, the store and workshops and its immovable ladder.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

Some leaks in the roof but nothing serious...

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

The old walls are crumbling all over the place.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

In the boiler room. Stairs prohibited, unless you want to die quickly.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

The magnificent machines' building. Here, the roof holds by miracle.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

Nature is gradually regaining its rights.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

We will refrain from testing the strength of the walls...

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

This is where the extraction machines, fans and compressors were located. Obviously, no more vestige of these machines.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

Despite its dismal condition, this building is still looking pretty cool.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

Adjacent to the two (destroyed) headframes, we find the changing room building with showers still in good condition.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

Right next to it, the unrecognizable changing room.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

 

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

The machines' building, little by little hidden by nature.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

Between the boiler room and the machines, there is still a footbridge supporting a compressed air line.

Charbonnage de Forte-Taille

End of this pleasant visit.



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