Concentration City

“In the night air they passed the shells of concrete towers, blockhouses half buried in rubble, giand conduits filled with tyres, overhead causeways crossing broken roads [….] In the suburbs of Hell, Travis walked in the flaring light of the petrochemical plants” J.G. Ballard, The Atrocity Exhibition Across the impressive new port of Patras in… Read More

Rust and Revelry in Charleroi

The scenery change is striking as I leave Nivelles behind, the quaint urban landscape giving way to the electricity pylons and rotating wind turbines that mark the industrial heartland of Belgium.  Before you know it, the track is running alongside the county’s canal and I am already surrounded by the grey black hills locally known… Read More