2013-10-22

The ruins of the coalmine inBibai City !

by Kazu

This is one of the buildings left in the memorial park  of coalmine area.
In 1960's, this area was in full flourish and many buildings were there shown on the right. The railways to carry out the coal were still working .
Hospitals for coalmine workers and their family were well-equipped with the state-of-the-art technology at that time.

To be surprised, English descriptions are on the information board as follows;  

Many lines of railways can be seen on the map.
 These buildings including the shaft towers were designated as the "Modern Industrial Heritage" by Ministry of Economy, Trade and Investment of Japan.
 The buildings are now covered with trees and grass. Is this a kind of harmony of artificial works and nature ?
 The orange color of the shaft towers look so vivid in the green. As time goes by, the people who can talk about the era of prosperity decrease little by little.
We are making the guide manual of the former coalmine areas so that some body will be able to explain on what were there before.



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